Obtaining the Evolving Concentration Distribution Curves During Binary Disintegration of Macromolecules

L.Y. Yeow, B. Guan, L. Wu, T. Yap, Yee-Kwong Leong

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Abstract

A general numerical procedure is developed to solve the integro-differential equation that describes the binary disintegration of macromolecules. The key step in this procedure is the application of the Method of Lines to convert the integro-differential equation into a set of ordinary differential equations which are then integrated using commercial scientific computing software. This procedure is applied to a number of progressively more complex disintegration kinetics and for arbitrary initial concentration distribution. Its performance and potential for generalization are briefly discussed. (C) 2008 American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2699-2706
JournalAIChE Journal
Volume54
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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