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Application of a continuous kinetic model for the hydrocracking of vacuum gas oil

Arefi, A.ORCID: 0000-0001-9642-7639, Khorasheh, F. and Farhadi, F. (2014) Application of a continuous kinetic model for the hydrocracking of vacuum gas oil. Petroleum Science and Technology, 32 (18). pp. 2245-2252.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1080/10916466.2013.781179
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Abstract

Hydrocracking is one of the most versatile petroleum refining processes for production of valuable products including gasoline, gas oil, and jet fuel. In this paper, a five-parameter continuous lumping model was used for kinetic modeling of hydrocracking of vacuum gas oil (VGO). The model parameters were estimated from industrial data obtained from a fixed bed reactor operating at an average temperature of 400°C and residence time of 0.3 h. Product distributions were obtained in terms of the weight fraction of various boiling point cuts. The model parameters were estimated using the Nelder-Mead optimization procedure and were correlated with temperature. Comparison of experimental and predicted product distributions indicated that the model was successful in predicting the products from hydrocracking reactions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Copyright: © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/53304
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