Date of Award
Doctor of Engineering Science in Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
John E. McCormick
An experimental study of photosensitized free radical polymerization of styrene in both batch and continuous stirred tank reactors is presented. Each reactor was run under both adiabatic and isothermal conditions. Multiple steady states were investigated. Exact multiplicity and uniqueness criteria for the above systems were derived and a mathematical model developed to correlate the results.
Kuan, Chih-Ning, "An experimental study of multiple steady states in a photopolymerization reactor" (1982). Dissertations. 1269.