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Title: Process intensification : hydrocarbon cracking using a microchannel reactor
Author: Ellob, Mohamed
ISNI:       0000 0004 2669 7870
Awarding Body: University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Current Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Date of Award: 2009
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Olefins (Ethylene and Propylene) are the most important products of the petrochemical industry, because of their wide range of applications. The global demand tor ethylene and propylene is expected to increase over tne next live years and production capacity must also increase to Keep up witti tins demand growth. There are several industrial processes for ethylene and propylene production; the most widely used process is the steam cracking process in which the hydrocarbon ieed is thermally-cracked to produce olefins. Coke is an undesirable by-product because it deposits on the internal walls of the reactor tubes, consequently reducing the heat transfer rate and increasing the pressure drop across the reactor. The reactor has to be shut down frequently for decoking. Several research studies have been conducted and new technologies developed to improve the performance of the steam cracking process.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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