Modular, Flexible, and Continuous Plant for Radical Polymerization in Aqueous Solution
Daniel Kohlmann, Marie-Claire Chevrel, Sandrine Hoppe, Dimitrios Meimaroglou, David Chapron, Patrice Bourson, Christian Schwede, Wolfgang Loth, Achim Stammer, James Wilson, Patrick Ferlin, Laurent Falk, Sebastian Engell and Alain Durand
Article first published online: 28 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/mren.201500079
A continuous and flexible pilot-scale plant is designed for the production of acrylic acid homo- and copolymer in aqueous solution. On the basis of previous experimental lab-scale studies the plant is built and equipped with Raman probes for monitoring the consumption of monomers. Demonstration experiments are carried out and results are satisfactorily depicted by theoretical calculations.