Application of Laplace Transform to Ethane Cracking in Furnace Reactor

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Volume-36 Number-8
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : Wordu, A. A, Ojong, O. E


Wordu, A. A, Ojong, O.E"Application of Laplace Transform to Ethane Cracking in Furnace Reactor", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V36(8),415-421 June 2016. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group

A research applying Laplace transform as basically the mathematical technique to resolve the steady state plug flow reactor model for ethane cracking into ethylene has been developed. The process chemistry was kinetically applied to derive the required rate law. Steady state models expressing the ethane depleting process were evaluated using the industrial plant data of Indorama Eleme Petrochemical as boundary conditions to solve the models analytically. The variation of the feed along the length of the reactor shows an exponential function of the feed cracking process to a maximum. While, temperature effects showed a progression of 1000 k to 1100 k is being the reactor design operating temperature for optimum yield of ethylene exhibiting complete cracking action.


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Furnace reactor, Laplace-transform, radiation zone, rate Laws, ethylene.