volume 34, issue 3, P190-200 1994
DOI: 10.1002/pen.760340304
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Abstract: Abstract A mathematical model of a polycondensation reactor that can be used in the final stage for poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) is established and compared with experimental data obtained from a laboratory scale reactor with film renewal. Detailed side reactions are considered along with the diffusional removal of the small molecules through thin film. Among several kinetic constants, the polycondensation reaction rate constant k1(= k8) and diester group degradation reaction rate constant k7 have an in…

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