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Chemical Engineering Department, University of Larestan, Lar, Iran



Considering the high number of ionic liquids (ILs) and impracticability of laboratory measurements for all ILs’ properties, applying theoretical methods to predict the properties of this large family can be very helpful. In the present research, ILs’ thermophysical properties are predicted by a combination of statistical associating fluid theory and group contribution concept (SAFT-γ GC EoS). The studied ionic liquids are 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium trifluoromethanesulfonate ([emim][CF3SO3]), 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium trifluoromethanesulfonate ([bmim][CF3SO3]), 1,3-dimethylimidazolium methylsulfate ([mmim][MeSO4]), 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium methylsulfate ([emim][MeSO4]), 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium methylsulfate ([bmim][MeSO4]), 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium methanesulfonate ([emim][MeSO3]) and 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium ethylsulfate ([emim][EtSO4]). The thermophysical properties including coefficient of thermal expansion, coefficient of thermal pressure, coefficient of isentropic compressibility, coefficient of isothermal compressibility, speed of sound, isochoric and isobaric heat capacities are estimated within broad ranges of pressure and temperature (0.1-60 MPa and 273-413 K). The comparison among the SAFT-γ predictions and some available experimental data show good ability of SAFT-γ EoS to estimate the ILs’ second-order derivative thermophysical properties.