Handbook of Petrochemicals Production Processes

by: Robert A. Meyers


Abstract: This unique reference is the only one-stop source for details on licensed petrochemical processes for the major organic chemicals, a $200 billion annual market. With chapters prepared by some of the largest petrochemical and petroleum companies in the world, Handbook of Petrochemicals Production Processes provides in-depth process detail for commercial evaluation and covers plastics and polymers such as ethylene and polyethylene; propylene; ethylbenzene, styrene, and polystyrenes; vinyl chloride and polyvinyl chloride; and many others. This handbook answers questions on yields, unit operations, chemical and physical values, economics, and much more.
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Title: Handbook of Petrochemicals Production Processes

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2005 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071410427

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Robert A. Meyers earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry at UCLA, was a post-doctoral fellow at Cal Tech, and was manager of chemical processes for TRW. He has published in Science, the Journal of the American Chemical Society, and Chemical Engineering; has written or edited 12 scientific books; and holds more than 20 chemical patents. His research has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Chemical Engineering. A more detailed biography of Dr. Meyers appears in Who's Who in the World.

Description: This unique reference is the only one-stop source for details on licensed petrochemical processes for the major organic chemicals, a $200 billion annual market. With chapters prepared by some of the largest petrochemical and petroleum companies in the world, Handbook of Petrochemicals Production Processes provides in-depth process detail for commercial evaluation and covers plastics and polymers such as ethylene and polyethylene; propylene; ethylbenzene, styrene, and polystyrenes; vinyl chloride and polyvinyl chloride; and many others. This handbook answers questions on yields, unit operations, chemical and physical values, economics, and much more.