POLYMER PROCESSING: AN OVERVIEW.

Costas Gogos, Zehev Tadmor, Dilhan M. Kalyon, Peter Hold, Joseph A. Biesenberger

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Abstract

Polymer processing is discussed in terms of mechanisms, equipment, and transport and reaction phenomena. The purpose of this article is to familiarize chemical engineers with polymer processing by noting both the common roots of the transport and reaction phenomena involved and the differences in mechanisms, and therefore the equipment used, by which the corresponding processes are carried out in the two fields. A discussion is presented of: the handling of particulate solids; melting, softening and solidification of polymers; pressurization and pumping; mixing; and, devolatilization and reactive processing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-58
Number of pages26
JournalChemical Engineering Progress
Volume83
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Gogos, C., Tadmor, Z., Kalyon, D. M., Hold, P., & Biesenberger, J. A. (1987). POLYMER PROCESSING: AN OVERVIEW. Chemical Engineering Progress, 83(6), 33-58.