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PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR THE SCREENING OF SUPPORTED CATALYSTS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010042D
Publication Date: 2002-Oct-15

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Abstract

A novel reactor design capable of rapidly and simultaneously screening multiple supported catalysts for catalytic activity and particle morphology of the polymer produced in a single reactor run, comprising a reactor equipped with an agitator with multiple agitator blades having gas and liquid permeable baskets made from metal sieves large enough to allow solvent and olefinic monomer to penetrate into the basket but small enough to prevent catalyst particles contained therein from escaping attached to the agitator blades with hinges in such a way that they can spin at an angle of about 45 degrees to the plane of the agitator to ensure maximum turbulence within the basket.