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Abstract

A six-parameter multiresponse model based on the catalyst aging theory of Wojciechowski (1968) is applied to experimental selectivity data in gas oil cracking. Within the range of conditions studied, the model gave an adequate fit to the data. It was found that the selectivity curves at various cat/oil ratios were contained within optimum and minimum performance envelopes but that the relationships between these envelopes and the selectivity curves were not quite as simple as had previously been reported for a theoretical example (Campbell and Wojciechowski, 1969). The optimum time-on-stream for each of the cat/oil ratios was about one minute. Maximum gasoline production was 59 weight % at 81 weight % total cumulative conversion, resulting in a gasoline efficiency of 72.8%.