This course describes the polymerization reaction kinetics and types in detail. It covers all polymerization mechanisms and is continuously updated to technological advances. It covers different approaches catalysts conditions reactors control schemes so that the attendant is presented with all aspects of Ethylene Polymerization Reactors technology. Solvent types are explained in detail and case studies are presented. Radical cationic anionic and catalytic approaches are investigated and explained via theory and applications.
Who should take this course
This course is a great match for:
Chemists, Chemical Engineers, Industrial Engineers working in polymerization units. Process Engineers, Chemical engineers looking to increase their understanding of polymerization processes. Any individual seeking to understand polymerization of ethylene and polymerization reactors. Academic students and personnel looking to increase their understanding in the field,
DAY 1 - Introduction to Reaction Kinetics. Rates of reaction k constants energy diagrams activation energies types of reactions. Introduction to Reaction Thermodynamics Equilibrium Le Chatelier's rule Phase equilibrium Equilibrium shift. Introduction Catalytic reactions. Catalysts introduction Poisoning and deactivation. Chemical structure. Physical structure.
DAY 2 - Polymerization reactions. Addition & Condensation. Step growth vs Chain growth. Homogeneous vs Heterogeneous. Anionic and Cationic. Free radical polymerization. Coordination polymerization Vessels.
DAY 3 - Polyethylene Properties Financial Grades & types. Homopolymerization Free radical homopolymerization. Catalytic homopolymerization Homopolymerization of polar vinyl monomer. Copolymerization with polar vinyl monomer.
DAY 4 - Free radical polymerization in organic solvents. Different organic solvents Phase equilibrium Solvent effect Lewis acid effect Controlled radical polymerization. Free radical polymerization in water . Radical polymerization in emulsion. Cationic stabilization Anionic stabilization. Polymerization in hybrid solvents.
DAY 5 - Free radical copolymerization with polar vinyl monomer. Important factors affecting the process Ethylene. MMA copolymerization Ethylene. Styrene copolymerization Ethylene. Vinyl Acetate copolymerization Copolymerization in emulsion. Hybrid free radical/ catalytic mechanism. Synergy of the two mechanisms. Mechanisms in detail Ethylene. MMA copolymerization Styrene. Ethylene hybrid copolymerization Hybrid copolymerization via ATRP system.
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