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Published: Kem. Ind. 69 (11-12) (2020) 611–630
Paper reference number: KUI-04/2020
Paper type: Original scientific paper
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Artificial Neural Network and Support Vector Regression Applied in Quantitative Structure-property Relationship Modelling of Solubility of Solid Solutes in Supercritical CO2

M. Moussaoui, M. Laidi, S. Hanini and M. Hentabli


In this study, the solubility of 145 solid solutes in supercritical CO2 (scCO2) was correlated using computational intelligence techniques based on Quantitative Structure-Property Relationship (QSPR) models. A database of 3637 solubility values has been collected from previously published papers. Dragon software was used to calculate molecular descriptors of 145 solid systems. The genetic algorithm (GA) was implemented to optimise the subset of the significantly contributed descriptors. The overall average absolute relative deviation MAARD of about 1.345 % between experimental and calculated values by support vector regress SVR-QSPR model was obtained to predict the solubility of 145 solid solutes in supercritical CO2, which is better than that obtained using ANN-QSPR model of 2.772 %. The results show that the developed SVR-QSPR model is more accurate and can be used as an alternative powerful modelling tool for QSAR studies of the solubility of solid solutes in supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2). The accuracy of the proposed model was evaluated using statistical analysis by comparing the results with other models reported in the literature.

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solubility, solid solutes, supercritical-fluids, computational intelligence techniques, quantitative structure-property relationship