Modelling of rapidly‐mixed fast‐crosslinking exothermic polymerizations. Part I: Adiabatic temperature rise

R. Chella, J. M. Ottino*

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Abstract

A lamellar mixing approach has been applied to the modelling of an imperfectly mixed, fast, crosslinking, exothermic polymerization. The model involves the solution of coupled nonlinear partial differential equations representing mass and energy transfer in locally structured lamellar domains with diffusion and reaction occurring between initially segregated lamellae. Several seemingly unusual features of experimental results can be explained qualitatively in terms of this simplified model. The phenomena investigated include: effect of variations in mixing, catalyst concentration (intrinsic reaction rate), and initial temperature for equal mixing conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-382
Number of pages10
JournalAICHE Journal
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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