Catalytic Cracking of Petroleum

  • John Jewkes
  • David Sawers
  • Richard Stillerman


Methods of cracking petroleum by the use of heat had been known and employed in the nineteenth century, but it was not until large quantities of gasoline were needed that serious commercial interest was taken in them. Dr. Burton of the Standard Oil Company pioneered the first practical thermal cracking process in the early years of the present century and his and other methods were widely adopted by the oil companies.


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© John Jewkes, David Sawers and Richard Stillerman 1969

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  • John Jewkes
  • David Sawers
  • Richard Stillerman

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