Continuum lumping kinetics of complex reactive systems

Mustafa Adam, Vincenzo Calemma, Francesca Galimberti, Chiara Gambaro, Johan Heiszwolf, Raffaella Ocone

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The work has: a) set out the context for the use of a mathematical model predicting the product distribution of paraffin hydrocracking –this is adopted by a number of petrochemical industries (e.g. ENI, BP); b) opened a new way to treat different industrial problems, namely polymerisation; c) paved the way for a collaboration with a national and an international research institutes in the area of pyrolysis; d) led to funded collaboration with an international companies (NexTek, Sasol) in the area of recycling of wastes; e) led to a successful application to the Leverhulme Trust for an International network (Canada). The work was sponsored by a consortium of companies including Shell, ENI, BP, Albermarle.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154–164
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2012


  • Continuum lumping
  • Hydrocracking
  • n-paraffins
  • Modelling
  • Middle distillates
  • Species-types distribution


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