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Kracker, G.

Linde Engineering, Munich, Germany

Gunther Kracker is the Head of Product Management and Cost Estimation for the Sustainable Hydrocarbon Solutions product line at Linde Engineering. After joining Linde in 2004 as a Process Engineer for petrochemical plants, he subsequently moved through various management roles and responsibilities. Today, Dr. Kracker oversees the portfolio management of Linde’s petrochemical and natural gas technologies, with a special focus on the commercialization of sustainable technology solutions.

A novel process for the oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane to produce ethylene and acetic acid

Linde Engineering: Bermejo, R.  |  Dörhöfer, T.  |  Kracker, G.

The authors’ company has developed a commercial chemical process<sup>a</sup> for the oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane (ODH-E). By means of a heterogeneous catalyst, ethane and oxygen are selectively converted into ethylene and acetic acid, which, after separation and purification, are provided in polymer-grade and glacial quality, respectively.

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