catalytic cracking


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Related to catalytic cracking: Catalytic reforming, thermal cracking

catalytic cracking

[¦kad·əl¦id·ik ′krak·iŋ]
(chemical engineering)
Conversion of high-boiling hydrocarbons into lower-boiling types by a catalyst.
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As the representative of non-metal and metal catalyst now, the calcined dolomite and nickel-based catalysts are most used in the tar catalytic cracking.
Keep abreast of major refinery units (crude distillation, coking, fluid catalytic cracking, hydrocracker, hydrotreater and reformer) undergoing maintenance across the world
Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a company involved in the refinery catalysts industry, is increasing the prices of its fluid catalytic cracking catalysts.
The fastest gains of any major market worldwide are projected for India, where rising domestic production of motor vehicles and metal alloys, as well as expanding catalytic cracking capacity, are expected to boost rare earths consumption.
29 November 2012 a[euro]" US fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts provider W R Grace & Company (NYSE:GRA), or Grace, said itA had finalised its acquisition of the assets of Chinese sector player Noblestar Catalysts Company Ltd for an undisclosed amount.
They address catalytic reaction processes, such as fluid catalytic cracking, catalytic reforming, and hydroprocessing, together with upstream fractionation units, such as atmospheric distillation unit and vacuum distillation unit, as well as downstream fractionation units following the catalytic reaction processes.
The region's first fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts and additives plant will be set up in Abu Dhabi in the UAE.
Hartley Owen (Michigan State University), 83, ranked high among innovators in the oil industry in refinery process development, fluidized solids and fluid catalytic cracking.
The process subjects the feedstock to heat and pressure, separates out various components, then further applies heat and pressure to one or more of those components, according to processes based on thermal or catalytic cracking.
Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) is commonly used to convert heavy diesel to lighter oil cuts, more valuable products, such as gasoline, olefins, etc.
Using the Micro-ESR, food producers can rapidly check on remaining shelf and oxidative stability of food; petroleum refiners can increase the efficiency of catalytic cracking processes; and medical doctors could one day--pending FDA approval--cheaply and quickly detect pathogens using DNA analysis and polymerase chain reactions.
Songwon says that catalytic cracking of t-butanol (TBA) has a number of key advantages in comparison with the other technologies to produce IBL, which are mostly derived from oil.