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Title: Novel aspects of alkane pyrolysis
Author: Kanan, K. M. M.
Awarding Body: University College of Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1981
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A technique of study of complex gas-phase chain reactions based upon deliberately inducing reaction vessel wall activity has been developed. Activation of quartz or glass I vessels by treatment with concentrated caustic soda has produced vessels capable of reducing chain lengths in propane pyrolysis by up to one hundred times and in ethane pyrolysis by over an order of magnitude. It has been established that the method of "induced heterogeneity" developed here is a very powerful addition to the technical armoury of gas kinetics, entirely capable of extension to a wide variety of other reactions.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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