Multi-objective Genetic Optimization of Ethane Thermal Cracking Reactor

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Abstract

An industrial ethane thermal cracking reactor was modeled assuming a molecular mechanism for the reaction kinetics coupled with material, energy, and momentum balances of the reactant-product flow along the reactor. To carry out the multi-objective optimization for two objectives such as conversion and ethylene selectivity, the elitist non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm was used. The Pareto optimum set was obtained successfully and finally the effect of the decision variable was discussed.
 
 

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