March 16-21, 1997
Harborside Inn and Conference Center
300 Clubhouse Drive
Palm Coast, FL 32137
345 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
World Wide Web: http://www.engfnd.org
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Maryland
Phone: 1-301-405-1907; Fax: 1-301-314-9126
Michael E. Muhle
Exxon Chemical Company
Phone: 1-713-425-2378; Fax: 1-713-425-2395
Michael F. Cunningham
Department of Chemical Engineering
Phone: 1-613-545-3872; Fax: 1-613-545-6637
Meals will be in the Flagler Room unless otherwise indicated. If the weather is suitable, we hope to have some meals served out-of-doors.
All technical sessions will be in Ballroom 1.
The slide preview room is Ballroom 2 for speakers will be open from 3 pm on Sunday through noon on Thursday.
Henry's Lounge will be the gathering place for the 5 pm cash bar on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Each conference participant will be given ten drink tickets (wine, beer or soda) which can be redeemed at Henry's Lounge during the late evening social hour on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The drinks may be consumed in the Lounge, outside by the pool, or in the seating area of the lobby.
Please respect the no-smoking areas of the hotel (Flagler Room, Ballroom, Foyer). If you need to smoke, you may smoke outside the exit doors of the Foyer.
Sunday, March 16, 1997
3:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Registration 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Dinner 8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Opening Remarks Conference Chairs: Kyu-Yong Choi Michael E. Muhle Michael F. Cunningham Engineering Foundation Liaison: David Chappelear 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Opening Reception (Foyer outside Ballroom)
Monday, March 17, 1997
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast Buffet 8:30 a.m. - noon SESSION I: Recent Developments in Polymerization Kinetics Session Chairs: Robin Hutchinson (DuPont) and Massimo Morbidelli (ETH, Zurich) 8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. Introduction Robin Hutchison Dupont, USA 8:40 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. Solubility and Diffusivity of Monomers in Polymers U. Suter ETH, Zurich, Switzerland 9:25 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Free Radical Polymerization in Extended Ranges of Pressure, Temperature and Monomer Conversion Michael Buback University of Goettingen, Germany 10:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Free Radical Polymerization with Macromonomers Donald A. Paquet, Jr. DuPont, USA 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon Compositional Control in Emulsion Copolymerization Anton L. German and Jan Meuldijk Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Ad hoc Discussions/Free Time 5:00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. Social Hour 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner 7:30 p.m. - 9:40 p.m. SESSION II: New Product Design - Principles and Methodology Session Chairs: Robert S. Davidson (3M, USA); and, Ferd C. Stehling (Exxon Chemical, USA) 7:30 p.m. - 7:40 p.m. Introduction Robert S. Davidson 3M, USA 7:40 p.m. - 8:20 p.m. Invention to Commercialization Processes Used in the Development of Engineering Thermoplastics by Reactive Extrusion J.J. Scobbo, Jr. GE Plastics, USA 8:20 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Structure/Property Development in Metallocene-based Polyolefins Stan Speed Exxon Chemical, USA 9:00 p.m. - 9:40 p.m. Simulations of the Surfaces of Amorphous Polymers Wayne L. Mattice University of Akron, USA Discussion 9:45 p.m. - 10:45 p.m. Social Hour
Tuesday, March 18, 1997
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast Buffet 8:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. SESSION III: Recent Developments in Metallocene and Transition Metal Catalyzed Olefin Polymerization Session Chairs: Archie E. Hamielec (McMaster University) and Charles Cozewith (Exxon Chemical) 8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. Introduction Archie E. Hamielec McMaster University 8:40 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Use of Copolymerization Studies with metallocene Catalysts to Probe the Nature of Active Areas F.J. Karol Union Carbide Corporation, USA 9:20 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Engineering the Metallocene Revolution J.L. Brinen and M.E. Muhle Exxon Corporation, USA 10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Coffee Break 10:20 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Advances in Stirred Bed Gas Phase Polymerization of Propylene with Supported Metallocene and Ziegler-Natta Catalysts M. Kersting and F. Langhauser BASF, Germany 11:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Modeling the Supercritical Bulk Copolymerization of Ethylene- alpha Olefin with Homogeneous Catalysts in a High Pressure CFSTR B. Folie Exxon Chemical, USA 11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Bivariate Chain Length and Long Chain Branching Distribution for Polyolefins Made with Metallocene Catalysts J.B.P. Soares University of Waterloo, Canada; and Archie E. Hamielec McMaster University, Canada 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Ad hoc Discussions/Free Time 5:00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. Social Hour 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. POSTER SESSION I Chairs: Charles H. Barron, Clemson University, USA; and Kim B. McAuley, Queen University, Canada (See tentative listing at end of program.) 9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Social Hour
Wednesday, March 19, 1997
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast Buffet 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon SESSION IV: On-Line Monitoring, Estimation and Control of Polymerization Processes Session Chairs: Joseph Schork (Georgia Institute of Technology); and Hans U. Moritz (University of Paderborn, Germany) 8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. Introduction Joseph Schork Georgia Institute of Technology, USA 8:40 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. Process Control of Polymerization: An Industrial Perspective John P. Congalidis and John R. Richards DuPont, USA 9:25 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Monitoring Polymerization Reactors by Ultrasound Sensors Massimo Morbidelli, Andre Siani, Rosana de Melo and Giuseppe Storti ETH, Zurich, Switzerland 10:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Nonlinear Model-Based Estimation and Control of a Solution MMA Continuous Reactor A. Penlidis, R.K. Mutha and W.R. Culett University of Waterloo, Canada 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon Multivariable Statistical Approaches to the Analysis, Monitoring and Optimization of Polymerization Processes J. MacGregor McMaster University, Canada Discussion 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Ad hoc Discussion/Free time 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Social Hour 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dinner 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. POSTER SESSION II Chairs: Charles H. Barron, Clemson University, USA; and Kim B. McAuley, Queen University, Canada (See tentative listing at end of program.) 9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Social Hour
Thursday, March 20, 1997
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast Buffet 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon SESSION V: Polymerization Process Modeling - Future Directions and Possibilities Session Chairs: Fouad Teymour (Illinois Institute of Technology); and Costas Kiparissides (Aristotle University of Thessalonike, Greece) 8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. Introduction Fouad Teymour Illinois Institute of Technology, USA 8:40 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. Some Issues in Modeling Condensation Polymerization Processes W. Harmon Ray University of Wisconsin, USA 9:25 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. New Materials by Atom-Transfer Radical Polymerization Kris Matyjaszewski Carnegie Mellon University, USA 10:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Mathematical Modeling of Emulsion Polymerization Processes Jose-Maria Asua Univ. del Pais Vasco, Spain 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon Mathematical Modeling of the Depolymerization of Polyamide Mixtures George Kalfas DuPont, USA Discussion 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Ad hoc Discussions/Free Time 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Social Hour 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Conference Banquet 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. OPEN FORUM Chairs: Cajetan F. Cordeiro (Air Products, USA); and Paul A. Monus (BP Chemical, USA)
Friday, March 21, 1997
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon SESSION VI: Mixing and Scaleup in Polymerization Process Session Chairs: Rodney O. Fox (Kansas State University, USA);and Albert K.E. Renken (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) 8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. Introduction Rodney O. Fox Kansas State University, USA 8:40 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. Model of Polymerization in Recycle Reactors with Static Mixers Carl Stevens Dow Chemical, USA 9:25 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Design and Scaleup of Catalyst Injection System for Alpha-Olefin Polymerization Reactors Miland Ajinkya, USA Exxon Chemical 10:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Some Aspects of Scale-Up and Modeling for Polymerization Processes K.-D. Hungenberg, R. Klostermann, A. Kleinke and R. Diener BASF, Germany 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon A CFD Model for Turbulent Mixing in LDPE Reactors Rodney O. Fox Kansas State University, USA Discussion 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Adjournment
(Posters will continue to be accepted until several weeks before the conference. If you have late-breaking results, please send in your abstract.)