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Type: Artigo de evento
Title: Modeling And Simulation Of Liquid Phase Propylene Polymerizations In Industrial Loop Reactors
Author: De Lucca E.A.
Filho R.M.
Melo P.A.
Pinto J.C.
Abstract: Liquid phase tubular loop polymerization reactors are widely used in the polyolefin industries because of their capabilities to promote high mixing of reactants in the reaction vessel and to allow for high heat transfer rates with the cooling jacket due to their high aspect ratio. Previous works on this subject focused on the modeling of the polymerization system, but only a few compared their results with real industrial data. A literature review about the propylene production in loop reactors shows that the validation of a distributed model with actual industrial data is yet to be presented. A distributed mathematical model is presented for industrial liquid phase loop polypropylene reactors and validated with actual industrial data for the first time. The model is able to represent the dynamic trajectories of production rates, MFI and XS values during grade transitions within the experimental accuracy. The model indicates that the polymer quality can change significantly along the reactor train and that manipulation of feed flow rates can be successfully used for production of more homogeneous polymer products. Copyright © 2008 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1002/masy.200851102
Date Issue: 2008
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