Progress of Modern Pyrolysis Furnace Technology


This paper presents the fundamentals of thermal pyrolysis and discusses the modern ethylene furnace technology and its design trends. Technip’s proprietary SPYRO? program is discussed for prediction of hydrocarbon cracking.

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G. Zhang and B. Evans, "Progress of Modern Pyrolysis Furnace Technology," Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 4B, 2012, pp. 169-172. doi: 10.4236/ampc.2012.24B044.

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