Aguiar, Leandro G.
Iwakura, Daniel C.
Semeano, Ana T. S.
Li, Rosamaria W. C.
Souza, Esmar F.
Total Authors: 7
 Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Engn Quim, Escola Engn Lorena, Estr Municipal Campinho S-N, BR-12602810 Lorena, SP - Brazil
 Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Quim, Dept Quim Fundamental, Av Prof Lineu Prestes 748, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
 Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Politecn, Dept Engn Quim, Av Prof Luciano Gualberto, Trav 3, 380, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
 Ctr Univ Estacio Radial Sao Paulo, Campus Vila Remedios, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING;
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Hydrogels of acrylic acid were produced through solution free radical polymerization at 70 degrees C. The materials obtained were put in contact with D-fructose solution and the swelling behaviour was registered. The swollen hydrogels were immersed in distilled water and the D-fructose released was quantified in real time by a low-cost polarized light optoelectronic detection system. A simplified mathematical model was developed in order to represent the system under study. This model was tested against experimental data, showing good agreement. Additionally, the effect of the model parameters on the prediction profiles was evaluated. (AU)