Towards an ideal reactor concept for the production of ethylene from hydrocarbons

Marco W.M. Van Goethem, Simon Barendregt, Johan Grievink, Jacob A. Moulijn, Peter J.T. Verheijen

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Abstract

Ethylene has a worldwide production of ∼ 117 million ton/yr in about 275 plants. A discussion covers alternative processes, with emphasis on the reactor section of the process; feedstocks for thermal cracking, e..g, ethane, LPG, naphtha, gas condensates, and gas oil; the ability to create a near-optimum reaction path from hydrocarbon feed to ethylene; critical reactor aspects; dehydrogenation, direct and indirect heating processes; an engineering point of view of thermal cracking by direct heating with gasses; environmental concerns; and future process routes for ethylene. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the AIChE Spring Meeting - 19th Ethylene Producers Conference (Houston, TX 4/22-27/2007).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the AIChE 19th Ethylene Producers Conference Proceedings
Pages355-376
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2007
EventAIChE Spring Meeting - 19th Ethylene Producers Conference 2007 - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: 22 Apr 200727 Apr 2007

Conference

ConferenceAIChE Spring Meeting - 19th Ethylene Producers Conference 2007
CountryUnited States
CityHouston, TX
Period22/04/0727/04/07

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