Direct Heat Transfer to Dehydrogenation Systems via Electrical Heat Generation

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Steam cracking requires use of a furnace to generate high heats needed for dehydrogenation reactions. The primary limiting factor in furnace steam cracking is the efficiency of heat transfer between the fuel combustion process into the coils used to heat the reactor. Researchers at Purdue University have devised a dehydrogenation reactor to increase energy and cost efficiency in steam cracking. To increase efficiency, Purdue researchers have demonstrated use of a heat source that directly transfers heat to the gaseous reactant stream. This high heat transfer results in a simpler dehydrogenation process which is highly beneficial for small scale and remote locations

-Increased Efficiency of Heat Transfer
-Lowers Costs
-Beneficial for Small Scale or Remote Locations

Potential Applications:
-Steam Cracking
-Shale Gas Processing
-Alkene Production

Technology Validation: Aspen Plus simulations
Jun 21, 2021
Utility-Gov. Funding
United States

Jun 22, 2020
Provisional-Gov. Funding
United States
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