Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics
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November 13, 2012
SENSORS: Single-Point Intrinsic Viscosity and Density Measurements for In-Line MIMO Control Purposes of a Lumped-Distributed Polymeric System
Márcia P. Vega,* Ernanda Bellumat, Enrique L. Lima, José Carlos Pinto*
Much information is provided by the leading moments of the molecular weight distributions such as Mw. A simple viscometrical method for in-line monitoring of Mw in solution polymerizations is employed. In-line multivariable conversion and control of weight-average molecular weight in a tubular reactor polymerization unit is implemented.
Macromol. React. Eng. DOI: 10.1002/mren.201200041
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