PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

POLYMER REACTION ENGINEERING III

March 16-21, 1997

Harborside Inn and Conference Center
300 Clubhouse Drive
Palm Coast, FL 32137
1-904-445-3000
Fax: 1-904-445-9685

Engineering Foundation
345 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
1-212-705-7836
Fax: 1-212-705-7441
E-mail: engfnd@aol.com
World Wide Web: http://www.engfnd.org

Conference Chairs:

Kyu-Yong Choi
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Maryland
Phone: 1-301-405-1907; Fax: 1-301-314-9126
E-mail: choi@eng.umd.edu

Michael E. Muhle
Exxon Chemical Company
Phone: 1-713-425-2378; Fax: 1-713-425-2395
E-mail: Michael.E.Muhle@chemical.exxon.sprint.com

Michael F. Cunningham
Department of Chemical Engineering
Queens University
Phone: 1-613-545-3872; Fax: 1-613-545-6637
E-mail: cunning@cheemat.chee.quensu.ca


Miscellaneous Notes

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


TENTATIVE LIST OF POSTERS

(Posters will continue to be accepted until several weeks before the conference. If you have late-breaking results, please send in your abstract.)

  1. Prediction of Molecular Weight Distribution of Low Density Polyethylene From a Kinetic Model
    H. Nordhus (Statoil, Norway), O, Moen (Borealis, Norway), and P. Singstad (SINTEF Electronics and Cybermetics, Norway)
  2. Modeling and Simulation of Emulsion Polymers Manufacturing
    Saty R. Ponnuswamy (Aspen Technology)
  3. Solid State Polymerization Reactor Design and Process Control Considerations
    Kenneth W. Leffew (DuPont, USA), P.B. Deshpande and S. Ramaganesan (University of Louisville, USA)
  4. Monitoring Materials for Aging and Curing
    Wayne H. Lee, Cole L. Woolley, Larry J. Davis and W. Raymond (Sensar/Larson-Davis, Inc., USA)
  5. Solution Polymerization: A Look at the Kinetics of Butyl Acrylate Polymerization
    Timothy F. McKenna (CNRS-LCPP/CPE, France)
  6. A New Method for Creating Polymerisable Suspensions with Well-Defined Particle Sizes
    Timothy F. McKenna and Alain Guyot (CNRS-LCPP/CPE, France)
  7. The On-Line Control of the Glass Transition Temperature of Free Radical Copolymers
    G. Fevotte, I. Barudio, H. Mammouri, S. Othman (University of Lyon, France) and Timothy F. McKenna (CNRS-LCPP/CPE, France)
  8. Macromolecular Engineering in the Living Polymerization of Isobutylene
    Judit E. Puskas (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
  9. On-Line Monitoring of the Unsaturation in the Butyl Rubber Manufacturing Process
    Judit E. Puskas (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
  10. Aspects of Scaling Up (Semi) Batch Emulsion Polymerization Processes
    Maartjie Kemmere, Frank van den Boomen, Jan Meuldijk, Bart Drinkenburg and Anton German (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  11. Control of Molecular Weight Distribution in a Batch Free Radical Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate
    Timothy J. Crowley and Kyu-Yong Choi (University of Maryland, USA)
  12. Gas Phase Polymerization of Butadiene Studies of Mass Transfer
    C. Spiller and K.-H. Reichert (Technical University of Berlin, Germany)
  13. Acquisition of Kinetic Data of Polymerization Reactions in Adiabatic Calorimetry
    M. Mosebach and K.-H. Reichert (Technical University of Berlin, Germany)
  14. Application of the Galerkin Method in Polymer Reaction Engineering
    H.H.A. Lousberg, P.J. Hamersma and P.D. Iedema (University of Amsterdam)
  15. The Investigation on RTD of Particles in a Continuous Flow Stirred Tank and the Simulation of the Slurry Polymerization of Ethylene
    Z. Dongmei and W. Xioqun (Zhejiang University, China)
  16. Investigation of Solid Behavior in Multi-impeller Three Phase Agitated Vessel
    G. Jian, W. Xiaoqun, W. Jing and L. Dewei (Zhejiang University, China)
  17. Discrete Simulation and Modeling of Agglomeration Phenomena in Mass and Suspension PVC
    E. Marquez-Riquelme and L.H. Garcia-Rubio (INDESCA/University of South Florida, USA)
  18. Product Quality Control in Batch Polymerization Reactors
    T. Clarke-Pringle and John F. MacGregor (McMaster University, Canada)
  19. Production of Core-Shell Particles by Emulsion Polymerization
    Michael F. Cunningham (Queen's University, Canada)
  20. On-Line Estimation of Polymer Properties in Stirred Bed Gas Phase Polymerization of Propylene Comparison of Physical and Kinetic versus Neural Network Modeling
    Meinholf Kersting (BASF, Germany)
  21. Experiments, Sensitivity Analysis and Multi-Response Parameter Estimation for Kinetic Modeling of Multisite Ethylene-Butene Copolymerization
    K.B. McAuley, C.H Williams, G. Haskins, B. Uthanumalliah, B. Shaw, A. Tremblay, D.W. Bacon and C.C. Hsu (Queen's University, Canada)
  22. Polymerization and Product Property Modeling in Suspension and Polyvinyl Chloride Reactor
    T. Morimoto, Y. Takashima, A. Borsa, G.H. Ko, and Y. Natori (Mitsubishi Chemical, Japan)
  23. Simulation of Molecular Weight and Particle Size Distributions
    M. Wulkow (CIT-Computing in Technology GmbH, Rastede, Germany)
  24. Runaway Phenomena in Low-Density Polyethylene Autoclave Reactors
    Zhang (Exxon Chemical Co., Baytown, Texas, USA)
  25. ESR Study on Peroxide Modification of Polyolefins
    W. Zhou and S. Zhu (McMaster University, Canada)