In this contribution, 10 equations of state (EoSs) are used to predict the thermo-physical properties of natural gas mixtures. One of the EoSs is proposed in this work. This EoS is obtained by matching the critical fugacity coefficient of the EoS to the critical fugacity coefficient of methane. Special attention is given to the supercritical behavior of methane as it is the major component of natural gas mixtures and almost always supercritical at reservoir and surface conditions. As a result, the proposed EoS accurately predicts the supercritical fugacity of methane for wide ranges of temperature and pressure. Using the van der Waals mixing rules with zero binary interaction parameters, the proposed EoS predicts the compressibility factors and speeds of sound data of natural gas mixtures with best accuracy among the other EoSs. The average absolute error was found to be 0.47% for predicting the compressibility factors and 0.70% for the speeds of sound data. The proposed EoS was also used to predict thermal and equilibrium properties. For predicting isobaric heat capacity, Joule-Thomson coefficient, dew points and flash yields of natural gas mixtures, the predictive accuracy of the EoS is comparable to the predictive accuracy of the Redlich-Kwong-Soave (RKS) EoS or one of its variants. For predicting saturated liquid density of LNG mixtures, however, the accuracy of predictions is between the RKS and Peng-Robinson (PR) EoSs.
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