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Polyolefin Reaction Engineering: A Practical Approach

Polyolefin Reaction Engineering: A Practical Approach

Joao B. P. Soares, Timothy F. L. McKenna

ISBN: 978-3-527-34324-9

Aug 2020

400 pages

Description

Written by two world-renowned authors with experience in industry and academia, this unique practical addresses all issues related to the reaction engineering of polyolefins from concepts to applications.
PREFACE
INTRODUCTION TO POLYOLEFINS
Introduction
Polyethylene Resins
Polypropylene Resins

POLYOLEFIN MICROSTRUCTURAL CHARACTERIZATION
Introduction
Molecular Weight Distribution
Chemical Composition Distribution
Cross-Fractionation Techniques
Long-Chain Branching

POLYMERIZATION CATALYSIS AND MECHANISM
Introduction
Catalyst Types
Supporting Single-Site Catalysts
Polymerization Mechanism with Coordination Catalysts

POLYOLEFIN REACTORS AND PROCESSES
Introduction
Reactor Configurations and Design
Olefin Polymerization Processes
Conclusion

POLYMERIZATION KINETICS
Introduction
Fundamental Model for Polymerization Kinetics
Nonstandard Polymerization Kinetics Models
Vapor-Liquid-Solid Equilibrium Considerations

POLYOLEFIN MICROSTRUCTURAL MODELING
Introduction
Instantaneous Distributions
Monte Carlo Simulation

PARTICLE GROWTH AND SINGLE PARTICLE MODELING
Introduction
Particle Fragmentation and Growth
Single Particle Models
Limitations of the PFM/MGM Approach: Particle Morphology

DEVELOPING MODELS FOR INDUSTRIAL REACTORS
Introduction
Case Studies

THERMODYNAMICS: