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Modelling and control of molecular weight distribution for a polycondensation process

Cao, L. and Yue, H. (2004) Modelling and control of molecular weight distribution for a polycondensation process. In: 2004 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, 2004-09-02 - 2004-09-04.

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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.