Monday, November 17, 2008: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
Room 107-B (Pennsylvania Convention Center)

Polymers (08a)

#26 - Diffusion in Polymers I (08A07)
This session will focus on practical applications and theoretical aspects of diffusion phenomena within polymeric systems. Talks will focus on novel measurement techniques, interpretation of data, and examination of diffusion-related unit operations.
Chair:John M. Zielinski
CoChair:Yossef A. Elabd
CoSponsor(s):Membrane-Based Separations (02d)
8:30 AMDiffusion, Mass Uptake, and Free Volume Behavior of Polymer Thin and Ultra-Thin Films
Richard Lawson, Peter J. Ludovice, Clifford L. Henderson
8:55 AMModeling Surfactant and Drug Transport from P-Hema Hydrogels
Yash Kapoor, Anuj Chauhan
9:20 AMDiffusion and Interfacial Behavior of PDMS-Water Systems
Ahmed E. Ismail, Gary S. Grest, David R. Heine, Mark J. Stevens, Mesfin Tsige
9:45 AMSurface Infusion of Colorants and Nanoparticles into Processed Thermoplastics
Ronald C. Hedden, Daniel M. Lentz, Robert A. Pyles
10:10 AMInvestigation of the Dissolution Behavior of Waste Polymers In Biodiesel
Ying Zhang, Surya K. Mallapragada, Balaji Narasimhan
10:35 AMAtomistic Simulation of the Diffusion of Small Gas Molecules in Polyisobutylene
Kavitha Chelakara Satyanarayana, Jens Abildskov, Rafiqul Gani, Georgia Tsolou, Vlasis Mavrantzas

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