The use of a radioactive tracer for the determination of distillation end point in a coke oven
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A novel high precision detection method for the determination of the distillation end point of the coking process (usually in the 950–1100°C range) has been developed. The system is based on the use of a metallic capsule that melts at a fixed temperature and releases a radioactive gas tracer (133Xe) in the stream of the distillation gas. A series of tests on a pilot oven confirmed the feasibility of the method on industrial scale. Application of the radioactive tracer method to the staging and monitoring in the coking process appears to be possible.
KeywordsPhysical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Detection Method High Precision Industrial Scale
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