A discussion covers alternative processes posed in literature, in particular regarding the reactor section of the process; world gross domestic product and global installed ethylene nameplate capacity; specific energy for ethylene production over the last 50 yr; different thermal cracking technologies; mechanism of ethane dehydrogenation/cracking; requirements of the ideal thermal cracking process; different catalysts; and direct and indirect heating processes for production of ethylene. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the AIChE Spring National Meeting (Houston, TX 4/22-27/2007).
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2007|
|Event||2007 AIChE Spring National Meeting - Houston, TX, United States|
Duration: 22 Apr 2007 → 27 Apr 2007
|Conference||2007 AIChE Spring National Meeting|
|Period||22/04/07 → 27/04/07|