Project

Coupling transport phenomena and intrinsic kinetics for free radical polymerization processes

Duration
01 October 2007 → 31 July 2009
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Catalysis and reacting systems engineering
    • Chemical product design and formulation
    • General chemical and biochemical engineering
    • Process engineering
    • Separation and membrane technologies
    • Transport phenomena
    • Other (bio)chemical engineering
    • Polymeric materials
Keywords
sediment transport phenomena free radical polymerization intrinsic kinetics
 
Project description

The aim of this project is to account for the interaction between transport phenomena and chemical reactions in free radical polymerization processes. In the framework of this project, the evolution of the particle size distribution in a suspension polymerization process and the importance of mixing effects in high-pressure olefin polymerization processes will be modeled.