Model-based, thermo-physical optimisation for high olefin yield in steam cracking reactors

@inproceedings{Goethem2010ModelbasedTO,
  title={Model-based, thermo-physical optimisation for high olefin yield in steam cracking reactors},
  author={Marco W. M. van Goethem and Simon Barendregt and Johan Grievink and Jacob A. Moulijn and Peter J.T. Verheijen},
  year={2010}
}
The steam cracking practice seems to have reached a stage of maturity which makes it increasingly difficult to improve ethylene yield. In order to determine if there is still scope for yield improvements it is helpful to know what the optimal reaction conditions for the steam cracking process are. This work presents a model-based synthesis approach that enables to determine the optimal thermal and physical reaction conditions for a particular feed, maximising olefin yield. A distributive… CONTINUE READING