Unformatted text preview: 2 catalyst. The improved reforming process involves hydrogen and Pt catalyst to form branched paraffins and aromatic compounds to raise “octane” number * Thermal (steam) cracking (pyrolysis - no catalyst involved) fractional distillation monomers (steam cracker) olefin mixtures steam residence time < 1 second tubular coils at 700-850 o C propane butane etc....
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- Fall '10
- 1 second, major cracking processes