Development and current status of the Korea Thermophysical Properties Databank (KDB)

J. W. Kang, K. P. Yoo, H. Y. Kim, H. Lee, D. R. Yang, C. S. Lee

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Physical property data, phase equilibrium data, and predictive models are essential parts of process design and operation. With the support of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (MOCIE) of Korea, four universities collaborated to develop a thermophysical property databank and to obtain experimental data. In this paper topics related to the development and use of the thermophysical properties and phase equilibrium database are discussed. The databank contains about 4000 pure components and 5000 phase equilibrium data sets. Most of the data were collected along with the experimental uncertainties. Various estimation methods and thermodynamic models were included to calculate properties and phase equilibria. Data can be searched for with a stand-alone program or using an Internet web site. The current status and future prospects of the KDB (Korean Thermophysical Properties Databank) are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-494
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Thermophysics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Mar


  • Data bank
  • Data collection
  • Database
  • Thermophysical properties
  • Vapor-liquid equilibria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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