Aqueous Systems at Elevated Temperatures and Pressures

Aqueous Systems at Elevated Temperatures and Pressures

Physical Chemistry in Water, Steam and Hydrothermal Solutions

1st Edition - July 6, 2004

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  • Editors: Roberto Fernandez-Prini, A.H. Harvey, D.A. Palmer
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780125444613
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080471990

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The International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam (IAPWS) has produced this book in order to provide an accessible, up-to-date overview of important aspects of the physical chemistry of aqueous systems at high temperatures and pressures. These systems are central to many areas of scientific study and industrial application, including electric power generation, industrial steam systems, hydrothermal processing of materials, geochemistry, and environmental applications. The authors’ goal is to present the material at a level that serves both the graduate student seeking to learn the state of the art, and also the industrial engineer or chemist seeking to develop additional expertise or to find the data needed to solve a specific problem.The wide range of people for whom this topic is important provides a challenge. Advanced work in this area is distributed among physical chemists, chemical engineers, geochemists, and other specialists, who may not be aware of parallel work by those outside their own specialty. The particular aspects of high-temperature aqueous physical chemistry of interest to one industry may be irrelevant to another; yet another industry might need the same basic information but in a very different form.To serve all these constituencies, the book includes several chapters that cover the foundational thermophysical properties (such as gas solubility, phase behavior, thermodynamic properties of solutes, and transport properties) that are of interest across numerous applications. The presentation of these topics is intended to be accessible to readers from a variety of backgrounds. Other chapters address fundamental areas of more specialized interest, such as critical phenomena and molecular-level solution structure. Several chapters are more application-oriented, addressing areas such as power-cycle chemistry and hydrothermal synthesis. As befits the variety of interests addressed, some chapters provide more theoretical guidance while others, such as those on acid/base equilibria and the solubilities of metal oxides and hydroxides, emphasize experimental techniques and data analysis.

Key Features

- Covers both the theory and applications of all Hydrothermal solutions
- Provides an accessible, up-to-date overview of important aspects of the physical chemistry of aqueous systems at high temperatures and pressures
- The presentation of the book is understandable to readers from a variety of backgrounds


Chemical engineers, physical chemists, geochemists in institutional / university libraries, professionals, chemical and petroleum industries.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. Physical properties of water (A.H. Harvey, D.G. Friend).

    Chapter 2. Near-critical behavior of aqueous systems (M.A. Anisimov et al.).

    Chapter 3. Aqueous solubility of volatile nonelectrolytes (R. Fernandez-Prini).

    Chapter 4. Calculation of standard thermodynamic properties of aqueous electrolytes and nonelectrolytes (V. Majer et al.).

    Chapter 5. Hydrothermal solution structure: experiments and computer simulations (T.M. Seward, T. Driesner).

    Chapter 6. Vapor-liquid equilibrium involving aqueous, binary nonelectrolytes (D.G. Friend et al.).

    Chapter 7. Binary homogeneous nucleation in selected aqueous vapor mixtures (F. Marsˇik et al.).

    Chapter 8. Solute concentration effects on reaction thermodynamics in steam cycle fluids (J.M. Simonson, M.S. Gruszkiewicz).

    Chapter 9. Stable isotope partitioning in aqueous and hydrothermal systems to elevated temperatures (J. Horita, D.R. Cole).

    Chapter 10. Transport properties in high temperature and pressure ionic solutions (H.R. Corti et al.).

    Chapter 11. Electrochemical processes in high-temperature aqueous solutions (S.N. Lvov, D.A. Palmer).

    Chapter 12. Partitioning of electrolytes to steam and their solubilities in steam (D.A. Palmer et al.).

    Chapter 13. Dissociation equilibria of weak acids and bases (P. Tremainea et al.).

    Chapter 14. Solubility and surface adsorption characteristics of metal oxides (D.J. Wesolowski et al.).

    Chapter 15. Phase equilibria of water-salt systems at high temperatures and pressures (V.M. Valyashko).

    Chapter 16. Kinetics and mechanisms of hydrothermal organic reactions (T.B. Brill, P.E. Savage).

    Chapter 17. Water chemistry in commercial water-steam cycles (R.B. Dooley et al.).

    Chapter 18. Hydrothermal synthesis of ceramic materials (W.L. Suchanek et al.).

Product details

  • No. of pages: 766
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2004
  • Published: July 6, 2004
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780125444613
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080471990

About the Editors

Roberto Fernandez-Prini

Affiliations and Expertise

CNEA, Av. General Paz 1499, Buenos Aires, Argentina

A.H. Harvey

Affiliations and Expertise

Physical and Chemical Properties Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80303-3328

D.A. Palmer

Affiliations and Expertise

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Chemical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

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