Columbus Dispatch

Ceramics and the $148 billion ethylene industry

By Eileen De Guire / January 14, 2013

Dow Chemical production plant in Freeport, Texas. The company plans to build an new ethylene production plant in Freeport by 2017. Credit: Dow Chemical Co. Last week I told you about the extremely harsh environments in reverse-flow pyrolysis reactors and how “ceramic dusting” can be brought on by high process temperatures combined with cycling between…

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