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23rd European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering by Ilkka Turunen, Andrzej Kraslawski

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Prediction of the Full Molecular Weight Distribution in RAFT Polymerization using Probability Generating Functions

Cecilia Fortunatti, Claudia Sarmoria and Adriana Brandolin, Mariano Asteasuaina,    aPLAPIQUI, Camino La Carrindanga km 7, Bahía Blanca (8000), Argentina

Abstract

In this work, a model for the RAFT polymerization was developed in order to obtain the full molecular weight distribution (MWD) using probability generating functions (pgf). For comparison purposes, the population balances were solved by direct integration of the resulting equations. Our results show that the pgf technique allows obtaining an accurate solution while drastically reducing the required computational time.

Keywords:

pgf; MWD; RAFT

1 Introduction

RAFT polymerization ...

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