Simulation for Polymerization Process of Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR)
In this paper, Polymer Plus of Aspen Tech Inc. is used to establish a styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) polymerization process model; the sensitivity analysis method is used to analyze concentration of the initiator, reaction temperature and other factors which influence production and molecular weight of product. It is concluded that increasing amount of initiator can improve production, while the molecular weight would increase at first and then decline; and along with the increasing temperature, weight-average molecular weight would lower and production of polymer PBS would increase; molecular weight of polymer and production of polymer would magnify along with increase of amount of emulsifier and volume of the reactor.
Xianghua Liu, Zhengyi Jiang and Jingtao Han
K. Gu et al., "Simulation for Polymerization Process of Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR)", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 148-149, pp. 1661-1667, 2011