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Catalytic Cracking of Ethane

: Maplesoft AuthorSamir Khan
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Ethylene and hydrogen are generated by a steam cracker using ethane as a feedstock.

C2H6 (g) ? C2H4 (g) + H2 (g)

The feed is 4 mol of H2O to 1 mol of ethane, with the cracker operating at 1.01 bar and 1000 K. The products contain CH4, C2H4, C2H2, CO2, CO, O2, H2, H2O, and C2H6.

This application calculates the composition of the reaction products by
  • calculating the Gibbs Energy of Formation of the individual species in the products, employing data from the ThermophysicalData:-Chemicals package
  • constructing a function that describes Gibbs Energy of the products as a function of product composition
  • and minimizing the Gibbs Energy of the products, subject to constraints on the carbon and hydrogen in the system (this employs the Optimization package)

Application Details

Publish Date: March 09, 2018
Created In: Maple 2018
Language: English

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