Model prediction of batch emulsion copolymerization as a function of conversion : a sensitivity analysis

E.F.J. Noel, I.A. Maxwell, W.J.M. van Well, A.L. German

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Abstract

The sensitivity of model predictions of compn. drift toward deviations of 10% in all model parameters (max. swellabilities of monomer in the polymer phase, water solubilities, reactivity ratios, and monomer and polymer densities) was estd. using the monomer combination Me methacrylate-styrene as an example. The sensitivity anal. indicated that the reactivity ratios were the most important parameters affecting compn. drift. The effects of deviations in max. swellabilities and monomer and polymer densities on compn. drift could be neglected, while the water soly. was important only in those cases where the amt. of monomer in the aq. phase could not be neglected as compared with the total monomer amt
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2161-2168
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Volume32
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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