Journal article

Obtaining the evolving concentration distribution curves during binary disintegration of macromolecules

Y Leong Yeow, Bifei Guan, Liang Wu, Tze-Ming Yap, Yee-Kwong Leong

AICHE JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2008


A general numerical procedure is developed to solve the integra-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 integra-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. © 2008 American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

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