Analysis of Runaway Reaction at Styrene Suspension Polymerization

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  • 박형일 (명지대학교 공과대학 화학공학과) ;
  • 신석주 (명지대학교 공과대학 화학공학과) ;
  • 이헌창 (명지대학교 공과대학 화학공학과) ;
  • 장서일 (명지대학교 공과대학 화학공학과) ;
  • 김태옥 (명지대학교 공과대학 화학공학과)
  • Published : 2002.09.01


The runaway reaction was analyzed experimently and theoretically at the batch styrene suspension polymerization process. In the experiments, the reaction temperature with time was measured at various experimental conditions. According to the experimental results, the risk of the runaway reaction was increased with increasing the ratio of the monomer(styrene, M) to the dispersion medium(water, W), the concentration of the initiator(BPO), and the monomer mass, respectively. And simulation results showed that the runaway reaction was significantly affected by the reaction rate constant of the propagation and that the phenomena of the runaway reaction occurred at about 70% conversion. Also, we found that the runaway reaction did not occur under the operating condition of below 0.5 for M/W, approximate 3 wt% BPO, and below 75$^{\circ}C$ for the cooling temperature.


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