Supercritical Carbon Dioxide
in Polymer Reaction Engineering
1. Edition August 2005
XIX, 339 Pages, Hardcover
153 Pictures (2 Colored Figures)
Practical Approach Book
Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, this is the first book to emphasize the potential for this technology in polymer processes, developing an overview of polymer fundamentals, polymerization reactions and polymer processing in supercritical carbon dioxide.
Recently, supercritical fluids have emerged as more sustainable alternatives for the organic solvents often used in polymer processes. This is the first book emphasizing the potential of supercritical carbon dioxide for polymer processes from an engineering point of view. It develops a state-of-the-art overview on polymer fundamentals, polymerization reactions and polymer processing in supercritical carbon dioxide. The book covers topics in a multidisciplinary approach starting from polymer chemistry and thermodynamics, going through monitoring, polymerization processes and ending with polymer shaping and post-processing.
The authors are internationally recognized experts from different fields in polymer reaction engineering in supercritical fluids. The book was initiated by the Working Party on Polymer Reaction Engineering of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering and further renowned international experts.
Phase Behavior of Polymer Systems in High-Pressure Carbon Dioxide
Transport Properties of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide
Kinetics of Free-Radical Polymerization in Homogeneous Phase of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide
Monitoring Reactions in Supercritical Media
Heterogeneous Polymerization in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide
Inverse Emulsion Polymerization in Carbon Dioxide
Catalytic Polymerization of Olefins in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide
Production of Fluoropolymers in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide
Polymer Processing with Supercritical Fluids
Synthesis of Advanced Materials using Supercritical Fluids
Polymer Extrusion with Supercritical Carbon Dioxide
Chemical Modification of Polymers in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide
Reduction of Residual Monomer in Latex Products using High-Pressure Carbon Dioxide
Angewandte Chemie I.E.
"In summary, the two editors have done an excellent job of putting together a very useful book that provides an excellent introduction, and a thorough update for those who are already working in the field."
Subsequently, she joined the Process Development Group of Eindhoven University of Technology as an assistant professor. Current research areas are polymer reaction engineering with emphasis on supercritical fluids and ultrasound technology, and polymer materials for biomedical purposes.
In 2003 she was a visiting scientist at the Flemish Institute for Technological Research.
Thierry Meyer, born 1961 in Geneva, obtained his MSc in 1985 at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), followed in 1989 by a PhD in chemical engineering.
He joined Ciba-Geigy in 1994 as development chemist in the pigment division, then as head of development a.i. to become production manager in 1998. In 1999 he switched to the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering at EPFL to head the polymer reaction engineering unit.
Since 2002, he also functions as the chairman of the working party on polymer reaction engineering of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering.