On the modeling of bulk poly(vinyl chloride) reactors
Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1975 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 19, Issue 5, pages 1297–1315, May 1975
How to Cite
Ray, W. H., Jain, S. K. and Salovey, R. (1975), On the modeling of bulk poly(vinyl chloride) reactors. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 19: 1297–1315. doi: 10.1002/app.1975.070190510
- Issue published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Revised: 31 OCT 1974
- Manuscript Received: 3 JUN 1974
A detailed mechanism and corresponding mathematical model is suggested for bulk PVC production. The model is more detailed and general than earlier models and is consistent with reported experimental data as well as new experimental evidence presented here. Equations are presented and computations performed showing the evolution of the particle size distribution of the polymer beads. The predicted particle size distributions are in reasonable agreement with the limited experimental data available.