Edited by Anthony
Goodwin, KN Marsh, and WA Wakeham
Elsevier, 2003 [ISBN 0-444-50931-3]
> Book Series
on Experimental Thermodynamics
editors of this volume were assigned the task of assembling an international
team of distinguished experimentalists, to describe the current state
of development of the techniques of measurement of the thermodynamic
quantities of single phases, consisting of both pure fluids and compositionally
complex mixtures, over a wide range of conditions. The resulting volume
admirably fulfills this brief and contains a valuable summary of a large
variety of experimental techniques applicable over a wide range of thermodynamic
states with an emphasis on the precision and accuracy of the results
obtained. Those interested in the art of measurements, and in particular
engaged in the measurement of thermodynamic properties, will find this
material invaluable for the guidance it provides towards the development
of new and more accurate techniques. Readers will find that the text
has a strong practical bias and includes both detailed working equations
and figures for the experimental methods. The volume addresses a general
audience of academics, graduate students and industrial readers, and
is the most comprehensive text in this field since the publication of
Experimental Thermodynamics Volume II in 1975.
For universities and other higher-education systems concerned with Chemical
Engineering; Petroleum and Chemistry Departments; National Standards
Laboratories; Private laboratories who specialize in the measurement
of thermodynamic properties; Petroleum industries (including Natural
gas) and industries that service petroleum exploration and production,
chemical, regulatory and pharmaceutical; Government organizations; Independent
Standards Organizations; Professional Societies
Selected Papers. Temperature. Thermodynamic origin of temperature.
Fixed points. Radiation thermometry. Special thermocouples.
Pressure. Electronic pressure gauges. Piston gauges. Pressure measurements
in a diamond anvil. Low pressure.
Mixture Preparation and Sampling Hydrocarbon Reservoir Fluids. Preparation
of fluid Mixtures. Sampling hydrocarbon reservoir fluids.
Density. Hydrostatic balance densimeters with magnetic suspension couplings.
Bellows volumetry. Absolute density standards. In situ density measurements.
Speed of Sound. Measurements of the speed of sound. Thermodynamic properties
from the speed of sound.
Calorimetry. Flow calorimetry. AC calorimetry. Differential scanning
Properties of Mixing. Properties of gas mixtures. Mixtures of liquids.
Experimental techniques for the determination of energetic.
Relative Permittivity and Refractive Index. Relative permittivity.
Refractive index. Relative permittivities of electrolytes.
Extreme Conditions. Low temperatures. High temperatures. Molten metals.
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