Semi-batch Processes for Emulsion Polymerisation

Authors

  • B. Li,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University of Technology, Loughborough, Leicester LE11 3TU, UK
    Current affiliation:
    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 3 10027, People's Republic of China
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  • B. W. Brooks

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University of Technology, Loughborough, Leicester LE11 3TU, UK
    • Department of Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University of Technology, Loughborough, Leicester LE11 3TU, UK
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Abstract

Essential features and advantages of semi-batch emulsion polymerisation are described. Variations of polymerisation rate, polymer particle number, particle size, copolymer composition and molecular weight distribution are considered and the use of mathematical models is reviewed. Suggestions for future work, both experimental and modelling, are made.

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