Light Hydrocarbon Purification Research Archive

Research Summary:
Monomer purification is plagued by an extensive number of isomers, some of which are polymerization catalyst poisons. While the activity coefficients are near one, these coupled with the isomer vapor pressures lead to complex separation requirements because of numerous azeotropes and relative volatilities near 1.0. These systems are 'highly nonideal' when considering the separation requirements necessary to meet monomer purity specifications. The purpose of this research is to develop new technologies and equipment configurations to reduce the investment and operating expense associated with monomer purification.

Light Hydrocarbon Purification Papers and Posters Available: Thesis/Dissertations