Specific Heat Capacity

Naef A.A. Qasem, Muhammad M. Generous, Bilal A. Qureshi, Syed M. Zubair*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The specific heat capacity of saline water is an important thermodynamic property for the estimation of the energy equation, thermal energy capacity, and industrial processes, including desalination. This chapter discusses multicomponent models, correlation, and data to estimate specific heat capacity at various salinity, temperature, and pressure values. The estimated specific heat capacity values from the correlations and methods are compared and assessed using experimental data from seawater. Based on their accuracy and operating conditions, some correlations and methods are recommended. In addition, the codes for the methods used to calculate specific heat capacity are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Water
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages41
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NameSpringer Water
VolumePart F1299
ISSN (Print)2364-6934
ISSN (Electronic)2364-8198

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.


  • Correlations
  • Energy
  • Methods
  • Saline water
  • Specific heat capacity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)


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