Activities and ternary phase diagrams

Kuo Chih Chou, Seetharaman Sridhar, Uday B. Pal

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A set of theoretical formulae for calculating activities along the liquid surface in ternary phase diagrams has been presented. These formulae are rigorous since no assumption is made in the derivation. The expressions are generalized and can be simplified to the forms presented by Pelton, Chou, Elliott and Gokcen under certain conditions. In practice, the activity of the components are desired at a fixed temperature instead of a variable temperature like that along a liquid surface. Under this situation, with reasonable assumptions the equations can be further simplified such that they do not contain any partial thermodynamic properties. Activities can then be readily calculated from phase diagrams. The method presented in this paper is for a ternary system and can be extended to multicomponent systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)483-495
Number of pages13
JournalCalphad: Computer Coupling of Phase Diagrams and Thermochemistry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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