Use of Online Spectroscopy to Control Polymerization in Industrial Processes
Brenda Colegrove, Kishori Deshpande, Rich Harner, Liane Mikolajczyk, Serena K. Stephenson, J. D. Tate and John Weston
Version of Record online: 20 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/mren.201600056
Online spectroscopy lends itself very well to monitoring polymerization reactors because the data it provides are information rich and can be deployed using fiber optics for remote sampling process streams. Several industrial examples are provided, including application to polyethylene, polycarbonate, polyurethane, and polystyrene processes.