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Title: A typical radiotracer test design
Alternative title / Subtitle: application to a fluid catalytic cracking unit
Authors: Affum, H. A.
Adu, P. S.
Dagadu, C. P. K.
Coleman, A.
Addo, M. A.
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: Radiotracer;Residence time distribution;Fluid catalytic cracking;Flow distribution;Riser and regenerator;Κατανομή χρόνου παραμονής;Υγρό καταλυτικής πυρόλυσης;Ροή διανομής
Subjects: Science
Issue Date: 9-Feb-2015
Date of availability: 9-Feb-2015
Publisher: Νερατζής, Ηλίας
Σιανούδης, Ιωάννης
Abstract: The concept of residence time distribution (RTD) is an important tool for performance assessment of industrial units and reactors. This paper discusses the residence time distribution concept, how to obtain the residence time distribution curve of a process reactor using radioactive tracers (radiotracers) and its importance in process performance assessment. Focussing on the fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) of a petroleum refinery, radiotracer tests to determine catalyst and vapour traffic velocities and slip through the riser and its implications for efficient cracking, and the flow distribution through the riser and regenerator are discussed.
Language: English
Citation: Affum, H. A., Adu, P. S., Dagadu, C. P. K., Coleman, A. and Addo, M. A. (2013) A typical radiotracer test design: application to a fluid catalytic cracking unit. "e-Journal of Science & Technology". [Online] 8(2). p. 1-15. Available from: [Accessed 9-02-2015]
Journal: e-Περιοδικό Επιστήμης & Τεχνολογίας
e-Journal of Science & Technology
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
Appears in Collections:Τόμος 08, τεύχος 2 (2013)

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