Modelling and control of molecular weight distribution for a polycondensation process

L. Cao, H. Yue

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Abstract

A mathematical model is developed for the molecular weight distribution (IMWD) of a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) polycondensation process based on the reaction mechanisms and the operating conditions. It employs the logical combination of the reaction extent method, the moment method and the statistical fitting technique. An optimization scheme is then discussed on the tracking of the desired MWD during the polymerization process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages137-142
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004
Event2004 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2 Sep 20044 Sep 2004

Conference

Conference2004 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period2/09/044/09/04

Keywords

  • automation
  • weight control
  • production systems
  • positron emission tomography
  • polymers
  • polyethylene
  • mathematical model
  • feeds
  • equations
  • chemical technology
  • modelling
  • control
  • molecular weight distribution
  • polycondensation process

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    Cao, L., & Yue, H. (2004). Modelling and control of molecular weight distribution for a polycondensation process. 137-142. Paper presented at 2004 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China.