The volume represents the proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on "Polymer Reaction Engineering" held at the University of Hamburg, Germany, in cooperation with DECHEMA. For more than twenty years the workshop series and the corresponding proceedings successfully accompany the chemical community promoting the update, exchange and discussion of new findings in the field of polymer reaction engineering between experts from academia and industry alike. This new title covers in detail topics ranging from new catalysts, high-throughput methods to process analytics, micro technologies, green processes and much more.
Hans-Ulrich Moritz is full professor at the Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Hamburg. In October 1990 he joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Paderborn as professor for technical chemistry and chemical engineering. After the German reunification Hans-Ulrich Moritz got a call from the Technical University of Dresden in 1993 and in 1995 from the University of Hamburg, whereto he moved in 1996. Prof. Moritz' main research interests are polymer reaction engineering and polymer reactor safety, in particular optimization of polymer reaction processes, development of new reactors, polymerization kinetics, online monitoring, modeling of polymer reactions and reactors. Werner Pauer is a research associate in the Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry at the University of Hamburg. His research interests are: 1) Process intensification 2) fast emulsion polymerization 3) mixing of liquids of different viscosities. Dr. Pauer was a team member in the EU project "thematic network on hazard assessment of highly reactive systems (Harsnet)". The main objective of HarsNet was to introduce hazard assessment techniques for reactive chemicals into the normal working procedures of small and medium enterprises.
Miniemulsification: An Analysis of the Use of Rotor Stators as Emulsification Devices. New Falling Film Reactor for Melt Polycondensation Process. Recent Advances in Modern Static Devolatilization. Process Intensification of Emulsion Polymerization in the Continuous Taylor Reactor. Characterization of Mixing Efficiency in Polymerization Reactors Using Competitive-Parallel Reactions. Model Gassed Operation of Polymer Processes - What has to be Done? Development and Modeling of Continuous Dispersion Copolymerization Process in the Presence of a Stabilizing Agent Elaborated in situ. Influence of Reaction Pressure on Semibatch Esterificatin Process of Poly9ethylene terephthalate) Synthesis. Modeling Nd-Catalyzed Butadine Rubber Production. Design of blends with an Extremely Low Viscosity Ratio between the Dispersed and Continuous Phases. Dependence of the Dispersed Phase Size on the Processing Parameters. Model Development in Thermal Styrene Polymerization. Estimation of Kinetic Parameters for the Polar-Modified Anionic Solution Copolymerization of 1,3-Butadiene and Styrene. Steady State Simulation of Ethylene Polymerization Using Multiple-Site Coordination Catalysis. Modeling Polycondensation of Lactic Acid. Time Programmed Feed of Semi-Batch Reactors with Non-Linear Radical Copolymerizations: An Experimental Study of the System Styrene + Divinylenzene Using SEC/MALLS. Fluidized Bed Polyethylene Reactor Modeling in Condensed Mode Operation. Composite Polymer Nanoparticles via Transitional Phase Inversion Emulsification and Polymerization. Semibatch Atom Transfer Radical Copolymerization of Styrene and Butyl Acrylate. A Novel Production Route for Nylon-6: Aspects of Catalysis and Process Development. Ethylene/1-Butene Copolymerization over Heterogeneous Metallocene Catalyst. Fe 2+ Catalyzed Synthesis of Radiation Grafted Functional Membranes and Application in Fuel Cells and Ion Recovery. Kinetic Studies of Polyethylene Terephthalate Synthesis with Titanium-Based Catalyst. Sorption and Swelling of Poly(D,L-lactic acid) and Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) in Supercritical CO 2 . Polypropylene carbonate), old CO 2 Copolymer with New Attractiveness. Homogeneous Phase Polymerization of Polymerization of Vinylidene Fluoride in Supercritical CO 2 : Surfactant Free Synthesis and Kinetics. Dispersion Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide: Control of Molecular Weight Distribution by Adjusting Particle Surface Area. Ionic Liquids - New Solvents in the Free Radical Polymerization. Phase-Equilibrium Measurements of the Polystyrene/Styrene/Carbon Dioxide Ternary System at Elevated Pressures Using ATR-FTIR Spectroscopy. Effect of 1-Hexene comonomer on Polyethylene Particle Growth and Kinetic Profiles. Adaption of the Mechanism of Emulsion Polymerization to New Experimental Results. Nucleation in Emulsion Polymerization: Another Step towards Non-Micellar Nucleation Theory. Brownian Dynamics Simulation Studies on Radical Capture in Emulsion Polymerization. Kinetic Study of the Copolymerization of Ethylene with a Single Site Catalyst in Propane Slurry Polymerization. Modeling the Chain-Length Differentiated Polymer Microstructure of x-Olefins. High-Solids Content Waterborne PolymerClay Nanocomposites. A Study of L-Lactide Ring-Opening Polymerization Kinetics. Sorption and Diffusion of Propylene and Ethylene in Heterophasic Polypropylene Copolymers. Ab Initio Calculation of the Propagation Kinetics in Free Radical Polymerization: Chain Length and Penultimate Effects. Temperature and pH Dependency of Copolymerization Parameters of Acrylic Acid and 2-Hydroxypropyl Acrylate. Mathematical Modeling of the Grafting o Maleic Anhydride onto Polypropylene . Reaction Inhibition as a Method for Preventing Thermal Runaway in Industrial Processes. Advanced Calorimetric Techniques in Polymer Engineering. Comparing Methods for Calculating the Heat Flow Rate of Reactions in Different Bench Scale Calorimeters. Online-Analysis on Acoustically Levitated Droplets. RAFT Polymerization - Investigation of the Initialization Period and Determination of the Transfer Coefficients. Molecular Weight Control in Emulsion Polymerization by Catalytic Chain Transfer: A Reaction Engineering Approach. Analysis of Nitroxide-Mediated Polymerization of Styrene by Soft-Ionization-MS - A challenging Task. What Kind of Image is Drawn by a MALDI-Experiment of Grafted Nanoparticles? - How to Distinguish between Chemically and Physically Adsorbed Parts.