Equation of Chen and Othmer for gases is used for
• Its Simplicity
• Sufficiently Accurate
• Availability of Input Data
Correlation for liquids is that of Wilke and Chang (AIChE J. 1 (1955), 264):
The equation is very simple to use & is given below.
D(1,2) = 7.4 x 10 ^ -12 x (T / mu) x (C x M2)^0.5 x (V1)^-0.6
D(1,2) = is the diffusion coeff of solute 1 in Solvent 2 (M2/s)
T = Temperature in K
mu = dynamic viscosity of solvent 2 (mPa s)
M2 = Mol Wt of solvent 2
V1 = Molar volume of solute 1 at NBP (Cm3/mol)
C = association factor of solvent 2 as below
C = 2.6 for water
C = 1.9 for methanol
C = 1.5 for Ethanol
C = 1.0 for non polar solvents.
I hope it is useful for many of you.