R. E. Camargo, V. M. Gonzalez, C. W. Macosko

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The goal of this work is to present the adiabatic reactor method in a systematic form such that it can be readily applied to chemical systems used in reactive processes. Considerations of techniques for parameter estimation will be given and illustrated with two systems currently used in the authors' laboratory. The authors show that the adiabatic reactor method (A. R. M. ) is useful to measure bulk polymerization kinetics. The choice of an adequate model is fundamental to represent the kinetics and for use in modelling and processing applications. The definitions of differential and integral errors have been introduced. It is shown that these definitions lead to different objective functions and minimization problems. With an adequate model we must be able to find a single set of parameters to minimize both errors simultaneously.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)793-797
Number of pages5
JournalAnnual Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers
StatePublished - Dec 1 1983


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