Chemistry and Technology of Fuels and Oils

, Volume 44, Issue 4, pp 265–270 | Cite as

Use of cavitation for cracking hydrocarbons

  • A. I. Nesterenko
  • Yu. S. Berlizov


It was shown that at the beginning of the stage of disappearance of cavitation, the volume fraction of caverns should not exceed the threshold value: ∼10%. When this condition is violated, more energy is expended on interaction of caverns and not on creation of anomalously high pressure values and temperatures in the vicinity of cavern collapse points. It was shown that it is necessary to attain the maximum cavern density in the cavitation medium of the petroleum product in order to intensify cracking.


Cavitation Static Pressure Coordination Sphere Petroleum Product Petroleum Hydrocarbon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. I. Nesterenko
    • 1
  • Yu. S. Berlizov
    • 1
  1. 1.ProektSTroiProm Ltd. Ukrainian State Chemical Engineering UniversityDnepropetrovskUkraine

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