Project

Controlling polymerization processes from very low to very high chain lengths

Duration
01 January 2018 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
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
Kinetic modeling polymer material design rheology diffusivity
 
Project description

A generic, fast and reliable kinetic modeling platform is developed, allowing the design of chain and step growth polymerization processes over the complete range of industrially relevant chain lengths.
Current experimental and modeling techniques fail in this respect, in particular for more complex polymerization processes. The model will be uniquely applied for both polymer reaction engineering and polymer processing applications.