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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Water activity in polyol systems|
|Abstract:||Water activities of binary and ternary mixtures containing polyols were measured using an electronic hygrometer with temperature ranging from (10 to 35) degrees C. The concentrations of the mixtures varied according to the solubility limit for each polyol (D-sorbitol, D-mannitol, xylitol, meso-erythritol, and glycerol). Results were compared with the group contribution-based models ASOG and UNIFAC. The predictions using parameters from the literature were poor, probably as a consequence of the strongly polar hydroxyl groups bounded to consecutive carbon atoms in the polyol molecule. Better agreement was obtained by readjusting some of the interaction parameters. The data bank used in this procedure included water activity data as well as polyol solubility data taken from the literature. The best results were achieved using the UNIFAC-Larsen model with an average relative deviation of 0.9% for water activity and solubility data.|
|Editor:||Amer Chemical Soc|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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