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Biographical/Historical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Academic Materials 1968-1988

Series II: Correspondence 1982-1990

Series III: Course Materials 1953-1980s

Series IV: Publications 1949-1997

Series V: Student Work

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Riki Kobayashi Academic Papers, 1949-1997 UA 323



Title: Riki Kobayashi Academic Papers
Dates: 1949-1997
Abstract This collections consists of the academic papers of Riki Kobayashi, including his correspondence, publications, and course materials.
Identification: UA 323
Quantity: 2.0 linear ft.(2 boxes)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center

Biographical/Historical Note

Riki Kobayashi was the Louis Calder Chair in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He received his BA in Engineering from Rice in 1944 and an MSE and PhD from the University of Michigan in 1947 and 1951, respectively. His research focused on vapor-liquid phase equilibria, PVT measurement interpretations, hydrate measurement interpretations, chromatographic measurements, transport property measurements, and light scattering in the fluid critical region. His lifelong work benefitted the natural gas industry, and he has close ties to the Gas Processors Association. He also is a member of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas and the National Academy of Engineering.

Some information taken from--"A Technical Biography of Professor Kobayahi's Work" written by E. Dendy Sloan and Pervaiz Nasir" in the 1980s.

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Scope and Contents Note

This collection consists of five series, including academic materials, correspondence, course materials, publications, and student work. Of the five, Kobayashi's publications make up the largest part of the collection.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This materials is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Chemical engineering--Research
Chemical engineering--Study and teaching.
Chemical engineers--United States

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Riki Kobayashi Academic Papers, 1941-1997, UA 323, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials collected and donated by Melissa Kean in 2012.

Accruals Note

Additional materials are not expected for this collection.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Academic Materials 1968-1988

Box Folder
1 1 A.J. Hartsook Chair of Chemical Engineering 1968-1972
2 Promotion materials 1984-1988
3 "Who Will Solve the Technical Problems?" July 12, 1988
4 "A Technical Biography of Professor Kobayashi's Work" ca. 1980s

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Series II: Correspondence 1982-1990

Box Folder
1 5 Outgoing 1982-1986
6 Outgoing 1987-1988
7 Outgoing 1989-1990

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Series III: Course Materials 1953-1980s

Box Folder
1 8 Gradebook 1953-1954
9 Notes and Quizzes 1970s-1980s

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Series IV: Publications 1949-1997

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1 10 "Methane Hydrate at High Pressure" March 1949
11 "Gas Hydrate Formation with Brine and Ethanol Solutions" 1951
12 "Vapor-Liquid Equilibria for Binary Hydrocarbon-Water Systems" February 1953
13 "Viscosity of Hydrocarbon Gases under Pressure" October 1953
14 "Metastable Equilibrium in the Dew Point Determination of Natural Gases in the Hydrate Region" August 1955
15 "Evaluation of Benedict-Webb-Rubin Equation for Prediction of Phase Equilibrium of Light Hydrocarbon Mixtures at Low Temperatures" February 1956
16 "Evidence of Chromatographic Effect During Flow of Gases Through Oil Field Cores" March 1958
17 "Low Temperature Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium in Light Hydrocarbon Mixtures: Methane-Ethane-Propane System" January 1959
18 "Get K-Values by Chromatography" February 1960
19 "Thermal Conductivity of Light Hydrorrabons and Methane-Propane Mixtures at Low Pressures" July 1960
20 "Volumetric Properties of Gas Mixtures at Low Temperatures and High Pressures by the Burnett Method: the Hydrogen-Methane System" June 1961
21 "Application of the Corresponding States Principle to Mixtures of Low Molecular Weight Gases at Low Temperatures and High Pressures" December 1961
22 "An apparatus for the measurement of the second virial coefficients of vapours; the second virial coefficients of some n-alkalines and of some mixtures of n-alkalines" 1961
23 "Vapor-Liquid Equilibria at Low Temperatures: The Carbon Monoxide-Methane System" 1961
24 "Diffusion of Krypton-85 in Dense Gases" February 1962
25 "High-Pressure Phase-Equilibrium Studies by Gas-Liquid Partition Chromatography" January 1963
26 "Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium Constants at Infinite Dilution Determined by Gas Chromatography" October 1963
27 "Volumetric Behavior of Gas Mixtures at Low Temperatures by the Burnett Method: The Helium-Nitrogen System, 0°C to -140°C" 1963
28 "Hydrates at High Pressure: Part 1" March 1964
29 "Correlation of the Viscosity of Light Paraffin Hydrocarbons and Their Mixtures in the Liquid and Gaseous Regions" June 1964
30 "Hydrates at High Pressure: Part II" September 1964
31 "Determination of Virial Coeffecients by the Burnett Method" October 1964
32 "Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium Coefficients Determined by Gas-Liquid Partition Chromatography" October 1964
33 "The Study of Gas-Solid Equilibrium at High Pressures by Gas-Chromatography: Part I" November 1964
34 "Hydrates at High Pressures: Part III" January 1965
35 "Thermodynamic Properties of the Helium-Nitrogen System" January 1965
36 "Generalization of Gas-Liquid Partition Chromatography to Study High Pressure Vapor-Liquid Equilibria of Multicomponent Systems" March 1965
37 "Compressability Factors of Helium-Nitrogen Mixtures" April 1965
38 "The Study of Multicomponent Gas-Solid Equilibrium at High Pressures by Gas Chromatography: Part II" July 1965
39 "The Development of Gas Chromatography as a Method of Determining Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium" 1965
40 "Development of a High-Pressure Capillary-Tube Viscometer and Its Application to Methane, Propane, and Their Mixtures in the Gaseous and Liquid Regions" July 1966
41 "Negative Third Virial Coefficients" July 1966
42 "Calculation of Dissociation Pressures of Gas Hydrates Using the Kihara Model" August 1966
43 "Prediction of Dissociation Pressures of Mixed Gas Hydrates from Data for Hydrates of Pure Gases with Water" November 1966
44 "Vapor-Liquid Equilibria of Light Hydrocarbons at Low Temperatures and High Pressures" November 1966
45 "Hole-Theory Study of the Isochoric Behavior in the Liquid State" April 1967
46 "Viscosity of Helium and Nitrogen and Their Mixtures at Low Temperatures and Elevated Pressures" April 1967
47 "Vapor-Liquid Equilibria of Light Hydrocarbons at Low Temperatures and Elevated Pressures in Hydrocarbon Solvents" July 1967
48 "Physico-Chemical Measurements by Gas Chromatography" October 1967
49 "Vapor-Liquid Equilibria of the Methane-Methylcyclohexane System at Low Temperatures and High Pressures" October 1967
50 "Vapor-Liquid Equilibria of the Methane-Toluene System at Low Temperatures and High Pressures" October 1967
51 "Adsorption Equilibria in the Methane-Propane-Silica Gel System at High Pressures" November 1967
52 " K-1 Low Temperatures Determination of P-V-T Properties of Gases and Liquids" 1967
53 "The Measurement of Diffusion Coefficients in Dilute and Moderately Dense Gases by a Chromatographic Technique" 1967
54 "The Relevance of NGPA Low Temperature K-Value Studies to Low Temperature Hydrocarbon Absorber Design" ca. 1967/1968
55 "The Correlation of Vapor-Liquid Equilibria of Light Hydrocarbons in Paraffinic and in Aromatic Solvents at Low Temperatures and Elevated Pressures" January 1968
56 "The Correlation of Vapor-Liquid Equilibria of Methane in Paraffinic, Napthenic, and Aromatic Solvents at Low Temperatures and High Pressures" March 1968
57 "Virial Coefficients of Methane, Ethane, and Their Mixtures at Low Temperatures" March 1968
58 "Adsorption Equilibrium of the System Methane-Ethane-Silica at High Pressures and Ambient Temperatures" April 1968
59 "Applications of the Hypothetical Perfect Gas Perturbation to Study the Continuity Between Gas-Solid and Gas-Solid Equilibrium and to Evaluate Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium" May 1968
60 "The Hypothetical Perfect Gas Perturbation and the Determination of the Volume of the Adsorbed Phase in Gas-Solid Chromatographic Columns" May 1968
61 "Theory and Design of an Absolute Viscometer for Low Temperature-High Pressure Applications" June 1968
62 "Correlations for Adsorption of a Binary Gas Mixture on a Heterogenous Adsorbent--the Methane-Ethane-Silica Gel System" September 1968
63 "Thermodynamics of Multilayer Adsorption Studied by Elution Gas Chromatography" September 1968
64 "High Precision, High Pressure Mercury Differential Pressure Manometer" December 1968
65 "Comparison of the Experimental Phase Behavior of the Methane-N-Heptane, the Methane-Methylcyclohexane and the Methane-Toluene Systems" 1968
66 "Ethane-Where Do We Go From Here?" January 1969
67 "Experimental Determination of the Molar Heat and Entropy of Adsorption and the Activity Coefficient of the Adsorbed Phase for the Methane-Ethane-Silica Gel System" March 1969
68 "An Equation of State for Methane in the Gas and Liquid Phases" November 1969
69 "Analysis and Recommendations for K-Values for Carbon Dioxide and Hydrogen Sulfide at Infinite Dilution in the Methane-N-Octane System" January 1970
70 "Low-Temperature Volumetric Properties of Methane" April 1970
71 "Design needs of low-temperature plant for high ethane recovery" May 1970
72 "Determination of a Single Set of Unlike Pair Potential Interaction Force Constants from Dilute Gas Thermodynamic and Transport Property Data" May 1970
73 "Experimental Measurement of Hydrate Numbers for Methane and Ethane and Comparison with Theoretical Values" May 1970
74 "'Unexpected' vapor-liquid equilibria behavior in the critical region and some theoretical implications of critical exponents" August 1970
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2 1 "Self-Diffusion Measurements in Methane by Pulsed Nuclear Magnetic Resonance" September 1970
2 "Circulating Pump for High Pressure and -200 to +400°C Application" October 1970
3 "Determination of Critical Exponents from Measurements of Binary Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium in the Neighborhood of the Critical Line" November 1970
4 "Measurements of Gaseous Diffusion Coefficients for Dilute and Moderately Dense Gases by Perturbation Chromatography" 1970
5 " K-Values at Essentially Infinite Dilution for Carbon Dioxide and Hydrogen Sulfide in the Methane- n-Octane System at Low Temperatures and Elevated Pressures" January 1971
6 "High-Pressure Adsorption: The Adsorption of Methane on Porasil at Low Temperatures and Elevated Pressures by Gas Chromatography" February 1971
7 "Data by NMR and Representation of Self-Diffusion Coefficients in Carbon Tetrafluoride and the Determination of Intermolecular Force Constants" September 1971
8 "Caution! pinch point in Y-X curve!" November 1971
9 "Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium of Methane-Ethane System at Low Temperatures and High Pressures" January 1972
10 "Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium of Methane-Ethane-Propane System at Low Temperatures and High Pressures" January 1972
11 "Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium of Methane-Propane System at Low Temperatures and High Pressures" January 1972
12 "Direct Steady State Calibration of a Flame Ionization Detector" May 1972
13 "Micropump--An Apparatus for Steady State Synthesis of Gas Mixtures at Very Dilute Concentrations" September 1972
14 "Extension to Low Reduced Temperatures of Three-Parameter Corresponding States: Vapor Pressures, Enthalpies and Entropies of Vaporization, and Liquid Fugacity Coefficients" November 1972
15 "Analysis of Data Obtained by Isochorically Coupled Burnett Experiments" 1972
16 " F-1 Development of a Method for Direct Determination of Dew Point Loci of Methane-Heavier Hydrocarbon Mixtures at Low Temperatures and Elevated Pressures" 1972
17 "Thermodynamic Properties of the Adsorbate for High-Pressure Multilayer Adsorption" February 1973
18 "Vapor Pressure of Normal Paraffins Ethane through n-Decane from Their Triple Points to About 10 Mm Hg" April 1973
19 "A New Approach to Burnett Cell Design" July 1973
20 "Virial coefficients of argon, methane, and ethane at low reduced temperatures" July 1973
21 "Application of BWR Equation to Infinite Dilution K-Values for Carbon Dioxide and Hydrogen Sulfide in Methane-n-Octane System" November 1973
22 "Dew-Point Loci for Methane- n-Butane Binary System" January 1974
23 "Unlike Pair Potential Interaction Force Constants for Hydrogen-Light Hydrocarbon Systems" January 1974
24 "Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium of Methane- n-Butane System at Low Temperatures and High Pressures" January 1974
25 "Prediction of the Dew Point Locus in Methane-Light Hydrocarbon Binary Systems in the Neighborhood of the Methane Critical Point" March 1974
26 "High-precision Flow Meter for Gas Chromatography" July 1974
27 "The Molar Volume and Entropy of Adsorbed Methane on Porasil" August 1974
28 "Diffusivity of Light Hydrocarbons into Hydrogen" October 1974
29 "Low Temperature Vapor-Liquid Equilibria of Nitrogen-Ethane System" October 1974
30 "Low-Temperature Vapor-Liquid Equilibria of Nitrogen-Methane System" October 1974
31 "Effects of density gradients on measurements of the decay rate of spontaneous density fluctuations in fluids near the critical point" November 1974
32 "Dew-Point Loci for Methane- n-pentane Binary System" 1974
33 "Invar Alloy Cell for Isochoric Measurements" (text in Japanese) 1974
34 "A Reasonable Gibbsian Definition of the Dew Point and its Experimental Verification" January 1975
35 "Fundamental Thermodynamic and Transport Property Studies Needed for Gas-Processing Technology in Synthetic Oil Production" March 1975
36 "Dense-Gas Diffusion Coefficients in the Methane-Carbon Tetrafluoride System by Pulsed Nuclear Magnetic Resonance" 1975
37 "Compressibility Factors for the Hydrogen-Methane System" January 1976
38 "Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium of Methane- n-Pentane System and Low Temperatures and High Pressures" January 1976
39 "Dew-Point Loci for Methane- n-Hexane and Methane- n-Heptane Binary Systems" April 1976
40 "Dew Point Study in the Vapor-Liquid Region of the Methane-Carbon Dioxide System" October 1976
41 "Experimental Pressure-Volume-Temperature Relations for Saturated and Compressed Fluid Ethane" October 1976
42 "Viscosity of Methane, Hydrogen, and Four Mixtures of Methane and Hydrogen from -100°C to 0°C at High Pressures" October 1976
43 "The Interpretation and Correlation of High Pressure Adsorption Data of Methane-Carbon Dioxide Mixtures on 5A and 23X Molecular Sieves" December 1977
44 "Measurement and Interpretation of the Water Content of a Methane-5.31 Mol% Propane Mixture in the Gaseous State in Equilibrium with Hydrate" January 1982
45 "Phase Equilibrium Studies for Processing of Gas from CO 2 EOR Projects" June 1983
46 "Vapor-Liquid-Equilibria Study of Light Gases in Hydrogen-Coal Liquid Model Compound Systems" August 1983
47 "Hydrate Decomposition Conditions in the System H 2S-Methane-Propane" 1983
48 "Phase Equilibrium Studies for Processing of Gas from CO 2 EOR Projects (Phase II)" February 1984
49 "Application of a High Pressure, Multiproperty Apparatus for the Measurement of Thermodynamic and Transport Properties to Measure the Phase and Volumetric Properties of a Supercritical Extractive System: The Carbon Dioxide-N-Hexadecane System" September 1985
50 "Phase Equilibrium Studies for Process of Gas from CO 2 EOR Projects (Phase III)" February 1986
51 "Glycol Vaporization Losses in Super-Critical CO 2" June 1986
52 "The Water Content of CO 2-rich Fluids in Equilibrium with Liquid Water and/or Hydrates" June 1986
53 "Multi-Component Vapor-Liquid Equilibria Measurements for the Development of an Extractive Distillation Process for the Processing of Gas Issuing from a CO 2/EOR Project" 1986
54 "To Break an Azeotrope. The Use of n-Pentane To Break the CO 2-Ethane Azeotrope, for CO 2 EOR Gas Processing" 1986
55 "The Water Content of CO 2 in Equilibrium with Liquid Water and/or Hydrates" July 1987
56 "Water Content of CO 2 in Equilibrium with Liquid Water and/or Hydrates" December 1987
57 "Phase Behavior of Supercritically Extractive Systems Showing Three Phase Liquid-Liquid Vapor Equilibria at Lower Temperatures" January 1988
58 "Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium Studies for the Carbon Dioxide-Methanol System" 1988
59 "Study at Hydrate Formation/Decomposition Process by a Temperature Ramping Method" July 1989
60 "Apparatus and Procedure to Measure Binary Total Pressure at High Temperature Fluorene-Phenanthrene Vapor-Liquid Equilibria and Data Reduction by the Four-Suffix Margules Model to Obtain Infinite-Dilution Activity Coefficients" 1989
61 "A Corresponding-States Correlation of Spin Relaxation in Normal Alkanes" 1989
62 "Finale Hydrate Stability Conditions of a Methane and Propane Mixture in the Presence of Pure Water and Aqueous Solutions of Methanol and Ethylene Glycol" 1989
63 "Light Gas Stability in Phenanthrene: The Hydrogen-Phenanthrene and Methane-Phenanthrene Systems" 1990
64 "Development of an Automated, High Pressure Heat Flux Calorimeter and its Application to Measure the Heat of Dissociation and Hydrate Numbers of Methane Hydrate" 1990
65 "Solubility of Triethylene Glycol in Supercritical CO 2" 1990
66 "Spin-Lattice Relaxation and Viscosity in Mixtures of n-Hexane and n-Hexadecane" 1990
67 "The Water Content of a CO 2-Rich Gas Mixture Containing 5.31 mol % Methane along the Three-Phase and Supercritical Conditions" 1990
68 "Triple Point Corresponding States in Long-Chain n-Alkalines" 1991
69 "High pressure nuclear magnetic resonance measurement of spin-lattice relaxation and self-diffusion in carbon dioxide" August 1992
70 "Interpretation of 13C NMR of Methane/Propane Hydrates in the Metastable/Nonequilibrium Region" 1993
71 "Nuclear magnetic resonance measurement of spin-lattice relaxation and self-diffusion in supercritical CO 2- n-hexadecane mixtures" 1993
72 "Spin-lattice relaxation and self-diffusion near the critical point of carbon dioxide" 1993
73 "Direct vapor pressure measurement of ten n-alkalines in the C 10-C 28 range" 1994
74 "Extension of Pitzer CSP models for vapor pressures and heats of vaporization to long-chain hydrocarbons" 1994
75 "The nature of ( p, Vm, T) surfaces of mixtures: (quantum + normal) and (normal + hydrogen-banded), as summarized by their isochoric inflection loci" 1994
76 "The water content of ethane, propane and their mixtures in equilibrium with liquid water or hydrates" 1994
77 "Further Studies in the Elucidation of the Abnormal Solubilities of the Lower Molecular Weight Gases in Aqueous Solutions Near Hydrate Formation Temperatures" 1996
78 "Solubility measurements for methane and ethane in water, at and near hydrate conditions" 1997
79 "Rectified Mixed Refrigerant (IGT) Liquefaction Cycle" n.d.

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Series V: Student Work

General Note
These materials appear to be the student work of Riki Kobayashi. The exact date of the materials is unknown.
Box Folder
2 80 ca. 1950s

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