Control moisture problems in slurry-based polyolefin operations
Proper moisture removal from the polymerization-reaction medium is key to successfully operating a HDPE plant designed on low-pressure, slurry-process technology.
Proper moisture removal from the
polymerization-reaction medium is the key to successfully
operating a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant designed
based on low-pressure, slurry-process technology. Due to the low-pressure
operation and no catalyst recovery system, the Ziegler-Natta
catalyst is highly sensitive to moisture in the reaction
medium. The reaction rate can be terminated due to a breakdown
of the catalyst.
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