Caprolactam polymerization. Polymerization in backmix flow systems
Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1972 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 16, Issue 4, pages 929–934, April 1972
How to Cite
Nagasubramanian, K. and Reimschuessel, H. K. (1972), Caprolactam polymerization. Polymerization in backmix flow systems. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 16: 929–934. doi: 10.1002/app.1972.070160412
- Issue published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Received: 4 NOV 1971
A reactor system consisting of a cascade of N perfectly mixed stirred tanks followed by a plug flow reactor was analyzed. Compared with a single-stage closed system, a substantial reduction in the total reaction time was indicated for systems using cascades of three or more stirred tanks. Calculations for both the micromixed and the segregated systems showed no significant difference between the respective total residence times.