First published in 1991, this volume responds to the major changes in the petrochemical industry over the previous decade due to increases in raw material costs, improvements in process efficiency and the increasing importance now being placed on environmental issues.
The Handbook of Petrochemicals and Processes provides comprehensive, up to date information on 76 petrochemicals and their processes, giving details of the chemical reactions involved in transforming raw materials, such as olefins and aromatics, into chemicals, plastics and synthetic fibres. The competing processes for each product including the latest technical developments are described, with their feedstock requirements, catalysts and conversion rates compared. Many of the processes are illustrated with clear flow diagrams.
The book is easy to use with the products arranged in alphabetical order. Within each chapter on the individual products there are details of the physical characteristics and properties; grades available; handling; transportation; health and safety aspects and lists of the major manufacturers and licensors
The Handbook of Petrochemicals and Processes gathers together in one volume, all the commonly sought chemical information. It will prove an invaluable source of reference for industrial chemists, chemical engineers, and industry professionals, as well as librarians and information centres concerned with the petrochemical industry.