May 1-5, 2011
The fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) process is one of the most important circulating fluidized bed processes. Although the FCC process has been in commercial operation for over 60 years, the technology continues to evolve in order to meet new challenges, which include processing more difficult feedstock and meeting more stringent environmental regulations. This paper presents selected snap-shots of a few challenges (high temperature erosion, corrosion and emission control) that the FCC process faces today and the new challenges yet to come in the near future.
Ye-Mon Chen, "Evolution of FCC - Past Present and Future and The Challenges of Operating a High Temperature CFB System" in "10th International Conference on Circulating Fluidized Beds and Fluidization Technology - CFB-10", T. Knowlton, PSRI Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2013). http://dc.engconfintl.org/cfb10/72