High-pressure polymerization of ethylene in tubular reactors: A rigorous dynamic model able to predict the full molecular weight distribution

Authors
Asteasuain, Mariano; Brandolin, Adriana
Publication Year
2009
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
A rigorous dynamic model of the high-pressure polymerization of ethylene in tubular reactors is presented. The model is capable of predicting the full molecular weight distribution (MWD), average branching indexes, monomer conversion and average molecular weights as function of time and reactor length. The probability generating function method is applied to model the MWD. This technique allows easy and efficient calculation of the MWD, in spite of the complex mathematical description of the process. The reactor model is used to analyze the dynamic responses of MWD and other process variables under different transition policies, as well as to predict the effects of process perturbations. The influence of the material recycle on the process dynamics is also shown. © 2009 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Fil: Asteasuain, Mariano. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Bahía Blanca. Planta Piloto de Ingeniería Química. Universidad Nacional del Sur. Planta Piloto de Ingeniería Química; Argentina
Fil: Brandolin, Adriana. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Bahía Blanca. Planta Piloto de Ingeniería Química. Universidad Nacional del Sur. Planta Piloto de Ingeniería Química; Argentina
Subject
DYNAMIC MODEL
MOLECULAR WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION
POLYETHYLENE (PE)
PROBABILITY GENERATING FUNCTION
TUBULAR REACTOR
Ingeniería Medioambiental y Geológica, Geotécnicas
Ingeniería del Medio Ambiente
INGENIERÍAS Y TECNOLOGÍAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/57734