For most people, the word polyethylene is an unfamiliar word.
people do not know is that he or she encounters something made of
polyethylene nearly everyday. The term most commonly used and well-known
for polyethylene is plastic. The prevalence of polyethylene can be noted
by the variety of products made from polyethylene such as kitchen utility
ware, containers for pharmaceutical drugs, wrapping materials for food and
clothing, high frequency insulation, and pipes in irrigation sytsems just
to name a few.
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as part of Chem. Eng. 475, Mathematical Modeling of Chemical Engineering Systems.