Chemistry of Petrochemical Processes

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Gulf Professional Publishing, Jul 26, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 356 pages
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In Chemistry of Petrochemical Processes, readers find a handy and valuable source of information containing insights into petrochemical reactions and products, process technology, and polymer synthesis. The book reviews and describes the reactions and processes involved in transforming petroleum-based hydrocarbons into the chemicals that form the basis of the multi-billion dollar petrochemical industry. In addition, the book includes information on new process developments for the production of raw materials and intermediates for petrochemicals that have surfaced since the book's first edition.
  • Provides a quick understanding of the chemical reactions associated with oil and gas processing
  • Contains insights into petrochemical reactions and products, process technology, and polymer synthesis
 

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Contents

Chapter Two Hydrocarbon Intermediates
29
Chapter Three Crude Oil Processing and Production of Hydrocarbon Intermediates
49
Chapter Four Nonhydrocarbon Intermediates
111
Chapter Five Chemicals Based on Methane
135
Chapter Six Ethane and Higher ParaffinsBased Chemicals
169
Chapter Seven Chemicals Based on Ethylene
188
Chapter Eight Chemicals Based on Propylene
213
Chapter Nine C4 Olefins and DiolefinsBased Chemicals
238
Chapter Ten Chemicals Based on Benzene Toluene and Xylenes
262
Chapter Eleven Polymerization
301
Chapter Twelve Synthetic PetroleumBased Polymers
323
Conversion Factors
374
Selected Properties of Hydrogen Important C1C10 Paraffins Methylcyclopentane and Cyclohexane
376
Index
378
About the Authors
392
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