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  • 1 Institut Quimic Sarria Via Augusta 290 Barcelona E-08017 Spain Via Augusta 290 Barcelona E-08017 Spain
  • | 2 Hazard Evaluation Laboratory Ltd. 50 Moxon Street Barnet, Herts EN5 5TS UK 50 Moxon Street Barnet, Herts EN5 5TS UK
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Abstract  

This paper explains why directly agitated test cells are sometimes required in order to obtain good adiabatic calorimetry data that can be used with confidence to predict large scale plant behaviour. Experiments for methyl methacrylate polymerisation are reported. Simple procedures are presented for calculating genuine thermo-kinetic parameters from data which includes energy dissipation from the stirrer drive system.