Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
A model for the phase distribution and evolution of the heterogeneous (suspension) polymerization of vinyl chloride is presented. Experimental information on pressure, temperature, and conversion has been obtained from a 34 liter bench reactor reproducing reaction conditions and product properties typical of industrial operation. A calculation procedure based on simple plant data is proposed for the description of the phase compositions and their evolution over the entire process. Results based on classical Flory-Huggins theory of solutions are presented and compared with existing data.
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