640 pages | 269 B/W Illus.
The petrochemical industry is a scientific and engineering field that encompasses the production of a wide range of chemicals and polymers. The purpose of this book is not only to provide a follow-on to form the later chapters of the highly successful Chemistry and Technology of Petroleum 5th Edition but also provides a simplified approach to a very diverse chemical subject dealing with the chemistry and technology of various petroleum and petrochemical process. Following from the introductory chapters, this book provides the readers with a valuable source of information containing insights into petrochemical reactions and products, process technology, and polymer synthesis.
Preface. The Petrochemical Industry. Raw Materials for Petrochemicals.Chemicals from Coal. Petroleum Refining and Petrochemical Intermediates. Hydrocarbon Intermediates. Nonhydrocarbon Intermediates. Chemicals Based on Methane. Chemicals from Ethane and Higher molecular Weight Paraffins. Chemicals from Ethylene. Chemicals from Propylene. C4 Olefin and Diolefin-Based ChemicalsChemicals Based on Benzene, Toluene, and Xylene Isomers. Polymerization.Synthetic Petroleum-Based Polymers. Conversion Factors. Glossary