Design and Implementation of a Novel Quench Flow Reactor for the Study of Nascent Olefin Polymerisation

Audrey Di Martino, Jean Pierre Broyer, Daniel Schweich, Claude de Bellefon, G. Weickert, Timothy F.L. McKenna

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    A novel stopped flow reactor system is described in the current work, along with the underlying design philosophy. While the concept of stopped flow technology is not recent, this system is the first to be designed with the objective of studying particle morphology, and to work at extremely short (40 ms) residence times. It is shown that traditional chemical engineering principles are required to properly design and operate this type of reactor, and that when correctly design, it is a very flexible tool for the study of nascent polymerisation of olefins.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)284-294
    JournalMacromolecular Reaction Engineering
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


    • reactor design
    • particle morphology
    • Olefin polymerisation
    • stopped flow reactor
    • IR-72261
    • Nascent polymerisation

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