Light Hydrocarbon Gas Technology and Its Prospect

Yongqiang Han, Hui Chang, Zhijun Luo


Light hydrocarbons are treated as a by-product of the petrochemical industry. They are clean and inexpensive fuels that not only less pollute the environment but also save valuable energy. Through the analysis of light hydrocarbon fuel development status, people now use light hydrocarbon for gasification combustion. This usage requires high quality of light hydrocarbon and strict safety. The feasibility of using light hydrocarbon gas as fuel to replace diesel in oil boilers has been proposed for the current industrial boilers in China, and the sources of light hydrocarbon fuels and the safety of such alternative technologies have been specifically described. We believe such replacement can effectively reduce the dependency of the international oil market. 


Light hydrocarbon Gas; Green Environmental Protection; Development Prospect

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