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Navassa Island

(nəvă`sə), Fr. Navasse, coral and limestone islet, c.1 sq mi (2.6 sq km), in the Caribbean Sea between Haiti and Jamaica. Located c.100 mi (160 km) S of the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, the uninhabited island is an unincorporated American territory. Claimed by the United States in 1857, Navassa was the site of a guano-mining operation (1865–98) and a coast guard lighthouse (1917–96). An area of great biodiversity, the island is now a wildlife refuge.
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Navarro M, Perez-Ayala A, Guionnet A, Perez-Molina JA, Navaza B, Estevez L, et al.
Mass transfer studies of carbon dioxide to liquid alkanes were carried out using the apparatus described in articles of our research group (Gomez-Daz and Navaza, 2003a,b) in previous works related to absorption processes.
The good results for solubility data obtained from absorption experiments in a previous work for other organic liquid phases (Gomez-Diaz and Navaza, 2005a) indicate that experimental set-up allows the calculation of the mass transfer coefficient with acceptable results.
This equation has been employed by our research group to fit experimental data for carbon dioxide absorption in linear alkanes (heptane, octane, decane, and dodecane) (Gomez-Daz and Navaza, 2005a) and mixtures of then (Gomez-Daz and Navaza, 2005b).
The absorption process of carbon dioxide in linear alkanes has been characterized (Gomez-Diaz and Navaza, 2005a) in previous studies of our team.
Equation (6) was used in that work (Gomez-Daz and Navaza, 2005a) and it was employed to fit experimental data of mass transfer coefficient, and Equation (6) allows the calculation of coefficient values with higher deviations than the results obtained for non-linear alkanes.
Using the experimental data for linear alkanes presented in the previous article (Gomez-Diaz and Navaza, 2005a), and for nonlinear alkanes, we try to correlate all data with only one equation.
Navaza, "Mass Transfer in a Flat Gas/Liquid Interface Using Non-Newtonian Media," Chem.
Navaza, "Analysis of Carbon Dioxide Gas/Liquid Mass Transfer in a Aerated Stirred Vessels Using Non-Newtonian Media," J.
Navaza, "Gas-Liquid Mass Transfer Process in Carbon Dioxide--Alkanes System," J.
Navaza, "Gas-Liquid Mass Transfer in Carbon Dioxide-Alkanes Mixtures," Chem.
Navaza, "Physicochemical Properties of Liquid Mixtures.