Polyolefin Reaction Engineering
1. Edition July 2012
XXIV, 328 Pages, Hardcover
195 Pictures (11 Colored Figures)
Practical Approach Book
Written by two world-renowned authors with experience in industry and academia, this unique engineering approach uses elegant mathematical modeling techniques to relate polymerization conditions, reactor and catalyst type to polyolefin properties.
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Monomers composed of carbon and hydrogen atoms are the simple building blocks that make up polyolefins - molecules which are extremely
useful and which have an extraordinary range of properties and applications. How these monomer molecules are connected in the polymer chain defines the molecular architecture of polyolefins.
Written by two world-renowned authors pooling their experience from industry and academia, this book adopts a unique engineering approach
using elegant mathematical modeling techniques to relate polymerization conditions, reactor and catalyst type to polyolefin properties.
Readers thus learn how to design and optimize polymerization conditions to produce polyolefins with a given microstructure, and how different
types of reactors and processes are used to create the different products.
Aimed at polymer chemists, plastics technologists, process engineers,the plastics industry, chemical engineers, materials scientists, and company libraries.
INTRODUCTION TO POLYOLEFINS
POLYOLEFIN MICROSTRUCTURAL CHARACTERIZATION
Molecular Weight Distribution
Chemical Composition Distribution
POLYMERIZATION CATALYSIS AND MECHANISM
Supporting Single-Site Catalysts
Polymerization Mechanism with Coordination Catalysts
POLYOLEFIN REACTORS AND PROCESSES
Reactor Configurations and Design
Olefin Polymerization Processes
Fundamental Model for Polymerization Kinetics
Nonstandard Polymerization Kinetics Models
Vapor-Liquid-Solid Equilibrium Considerations
POLYOLEFIN MICROSTRUCTURAL MODELING
Monte Carlo Simulation
PARTICLE GROWTH AND SINGLE PARTICLE MODELING
Particle Fragmentation and Growth
Single Particle Models
Limitations of the PFM/MGM Approach: Particle Morphology
DEVELOPING MODELS FOR INDUSTRIAL REACTORS
Timothy F. L. McKenna is a Directeur de Recherche (DR2) at the Laboratoire de Chimie, Catalyse, Polymères et Procédés (C2P2, a CNRS laboratory), in Villeurbanne, France. He obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, then moved to France to work with Elf-Aquitaine an Atochem on modeling polyethylene particle growth. After three years with Elf-Atochem, he joined the academic world in 1993 at the Laboratoire de Chimie et Procédés de Polymérisation (LCPP, CNRS). Since then Dr. McKenna has authored or co-authored more than 180 papers and 8 book chapters, and is a consultant at companies in Europe, the middle East and Asia. He is currently an active participant in the Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI), an associate editor of the Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, and serves in the International Advisory Board of 2 Macromolecular Journals, and of Chemical Engineering Technology, all from Wiley-VCH.
Prof. Soares and McKenna have given in-house industrial short courses on Polyolefin Reaction Engineering to many polyolefin manufacturing companies worldwide. They also offer an annual short course on the same topic open to industrial and academic participants.