Handbook of Petrochemicals Production Processes by Robert A. Meyers

Handbook of Petrochemicals Production Processes

byRobert A. Meyers

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Chemicals -- and the process used to produce them -- are a billion dollar business. Written by experts from major international petrochemical licensing firms, this innovative handbook details the latest and most powerful chemical processes used to create the most economically important chemicals in the world.

About The Author

Robert Meyers earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from UCLA, was a post-doctoral fellow at Cal Tech and manager of chemical processes for TRW. He has published in Science and the Journal of the American Chemical Society as well as Chemical Engineering, written or edited 12 scientific books and holds more than 20 chemical patents. His...

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Title:Handbook of Petrochemicals Production ProcessesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1280 pages, 9.1 × 6.4 × 1.7 inPublished:December 2, 2004Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071410422

ISBN - 13:9780071410427

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Table of Contents




Part 1: Acetic Acid

Chapter 1.1: Chiyoda Acetic Acid Process ACETICA(R) (Yasuo Hosono)

Part 2: Aniline

Chapter 2.1: DuPont/KBR Aniline Process (Eric W. Wong and Ronald Birkhoff)

Part 3: 1,3-Butadiene

Chapter 3.1: BASF Butadiene Extraction Technology (Robert Brunner)

Chapter 3.2: UOP KLP 1,3-Butadiene from Acetylene Process (Steve Krupa, Tim Foley and Stephen McColl)

Part 4: Cumene

Chapter 4.1: ABB Lummus Global Cumene Production via CDCumene(R) Technology (Stephen Pohl and Sanjeev Ram)

Chapter 4.2: UOP Q-Max(TM) Process (Gary A. Peterson and Robert J. Schmidt)

Part 5: Ethylbenzene

Chapter 5.1: Lummus/UOP Liquid-Phase EBOne Process and CDTECH EB(R) Process (Stephen Pohl and Sanjeev Ram)

Chapter 5.2: Polimeri Europa Ethylbenzene Process (Fabio Assandri and Elena Bencini)

Chapter 5.3: ExxonMobil/Badger Ethylbenzene Technology Brian Maerz and C. Morris Smith)

Part 6: Ethylene

Chapter 6.1: ABB Lummus Global SRT(R) Cracking Technology for the Production of Ethylene (Sanjeev Kapur)

Chapter 6.2: Stone & Webster Ethylene Technology Colin P. Bowen)

Chapter 6.3: KBR SCORE(TM) Ethylene Technology (Steven Borsos and Stephen Ronczy)

Part 7: Methanol

Chapter 7.1: Lurgi MegaMethanol(R) Technology (Alexander Frei)

Part 8: Oxo Alcohols

Chapter 8.1: Johnson Mattey Oxo Alcohols Process (Jane Butcher and Geoff Reynolds)

Part 9: Phenols and Acetone

Chapter 9.1: Polimeri Europa Cumene-Phenol Processes (Maurizio Ghirardini and Maurizio Tampieri)

Chapter 9.2: Sunoco/UOP Phenol Process (Robert J. Schmidt)

Chapter 9.3: KBR Phenol Process (Alan Moore and Ronald Birkhoff)

Chapter 9.4: QBIS(TM) Process for High-Purity Bisphenol A (Ed Fraini, Don West and George Mignin)

Part 10: Propylene and Light Olefins

Chapter 10.1: Lurgi MTP(R) Technology (Waldemar Liebner)

Chapter 10.2: UOP/Hydro MTO Process (Peter R. Pujado and James M. Andersen)

Chapter 10.3: UOP Oleflex(TM) Process (Joseph Gregor and Daniel Wei)

Chapter 10.4: ABB Lummus Global Propylene Production via Olefins Conversion Technology (Catherine A. Berra and James T. C. Wu)

Chapter 10.5: Propylene via CATOFIN(R) Propane Dehydrogenation Technology (V. K. Arora)

Part 11: Styrene

Chapter 11.1: Lummus/UOP "Classic" Styrene Technology and Lummus/UOP SMART(TM) Styrene Technology (Stephen Pohl and Sanjeev Ram)

Chapter 11.2: Stone & Webster (Badger) Styrene Technology (Vincent Welch)

Chapter 11.3: Polimeri Europa Styrene Process Technology (Leonardo Trentini and Armando Galeotti)

Part 12: Terephthalic Acid

Chapter 12.1: EPTA: The Lurgi/Eastman/SK Process (Frank Castillo-Welter)

Part 13: Xylenes

Chapter 13.1: ExxonMobil PxMaxSM p-Xylene Toluene (Terry W. Bradley)

Chapter 13.2: ExxonMobil XyMaxSM Xylene Isomerization (Terry W. Bradley)

Chapter 13.3: UOP Parex(TM) Process for p-Xylene Production (Scott E. Commissaris)

Part 14: Polyethylene

Chapter 14.1: Basell Spherilene Technology for LLDPE and HDPE Production (Maurizio Dorini and Gijs ten Berge)

Chapter 14.2: Borstar LLDPE and HDPE Technology (Tarja Korvenoja, Henrik Andtsjo, Klaus Nyfors, and Gunnar Berggren)

Chapter 14.3: Chevron Philips Slurry-Loop-Reactor Process for Polymerizing Linear Polyethylene (Mike Smith)

Chapter 14.3: ExxonMobil High-Pressure Process Technology for LDPE (Charles E. Schuster)

Chapter 14.5: Polimeri Europa Polyethylene High-Pressure Technologies (Mauro Mirra)

Chapter 14.6: Basell Hostalen Technology for Bimodal HDPE Production (Dr. Reinhard Kuehl and Gijs ten Berge)

Chapter 14.7: Basell Lupotech G Technology for HDPE and MDPE Production (Cyrus Ahmadzade and Gijs ten Berge)

Chapter 14.8: Basell Lupotech T Technology for LDPE and EVA-Copolymer Production (Andre-Armand Finette and Gijs ten Berge)

Chapter 14.9: UNIPOL(TM) PE Gas-Phase Process: Delivering Value to the PE Industry (Mardee McCown Kaus)

Chapter 14.10: NOVA Chemicals SCLAIRTECH(TM) LLDPE/HDPE Swing Technology (Keith Wiseman)

Part 15: Polyethylene Terephthalate

Chapter 15.1: UOP Sinco Solid-State Polymerization Process for the Production of PET Resin and Technical Fibers (Stephen M. Metro and James F. McGehee)

Part 16: Polypropylene

Chapter 16.1: Basell Spheripol Technology for PP Production (Maurizio Dorini and Gijs ten Berge)

Chapter 16.2: Basell Spherizone Technology for PP Production (Riccardo Rinaldi and Gijs ten Berge)

Chapter 16.3: Borstar Polypropylene Technology (Jouni Kivela, Helge Grande, and Tarja Korvenoja)

Chapter 16.4: UNIPOL(TM) Polypropylene Process Technology (Barry R. Engle)

Chapter 16.5: Chisso Gas-Phase Polypropylene Process (Takeshi Shiraishi)

Part 17: Polystyrene

Chapter 17.1: BP/Lummus Technology for the Production of Expandable Polystyrene (Robert Stepanian)

Chapter 17.2: BP/Lummus Technology for the Production of General-Purpose and High-Impact Polystyrenes (Robert Stepanian)

Chapter 17.3: Polimeri Europa General-Purpose Polystyrene Process Technology (Francesco Pasquali and Riccardo Inglese)

Chapter 17.4: Polimeri Europa Expandable Polystyrene Process Technology (Dario Ghidoni and Riccardo Inglese)

Chapter 17.5: Polimeri Europa High-Impact Polystyrene Process Technology (Francesco Pasquali and Franco Balestri)

Part 18: Vinyl Chloride and Polyvinyl Chloride

Chapter 18.1: Vinnolit Vinyl Chloride and Suspension Polyvinyl Chloride Technologies (Ulrich Woike and Peter Kammerhofer)

Chapter 18.2: Chisso Polyvinyl Chloride Suspension Process Technology and Vinyl Chloride Monomer Removal Technology (Seiichi Uchide)


Editorial Reviews

Although described as a handbook, this work is more an encyclopedic description of 53 industrial process technologies for producing 18 different petrochemicals. Each process is described in a separate chapter by a different author or authors from one of 18 different companies from North America, Europe, or Japan. The descriptions are mostly brief (averaging 13 pages) and include the following information: general process description, process chemistry, process perspective, process description, product specifications, wastes and emissions, and process economics. The amount of detail varies, but the most common elements are the chemistry and flow diagram of each process, with other details being mostly of a qualitative or descriptive nature. The reader should be aware that there are many other large companies that have patented processes for a number of the chemicals included (notably absent is ICI, one of the largest, so the compilation should be considered representative rather than extensive. This excellent introduction and summary of typical plant operations is recommended as a valuable reference for any technical library that includes industrial chemistry and/or chemical engineering. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates; professionals; two-year technical program students. -- R. Darby, emeritus, Texas A&M University