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From Refining to Chemicals, a Switch of the Yield in 4 Stages - Image

From Refining to Chemicals, a Switch of the Yield in 4 Stages

Over the last decade, the demand for main petrochemicals intermediates (ethylene, propylene, paraxylene) increased by an annual growth rate of around 4%. That is a growth rate very similar with the one observed for the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) during the same period. On the other hand, since 2010, fuel demand growth followed global population change with an annual growth of 1% per year. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), petrochemicals are rapidly becoming the largest driver of global oil consumption; they are set to account for more than a third of the growth in oil demand by 2030, and nearly half by 2050, ahead of trucks, aviation and shipping.
Maximizing the Production and the Transformation of Aromatics - Image

Maximizing the Production and the Transformation of Aromatics

A Crude-to-Chemicals (CTC) conversion block maximizes Heavy Naphtha (HN) production for the aromatics block (figure below) of a petrochemical ...

Targeting the Highly Coveted Olefins - Image

Targeting the Highly Coveted Olefins

In order to optimize the Olefins Block in Crude-to-Chemicals Complexes,  two main routes to produce olefins are generally considered:

Two Conversion Routes to Maximize the Economic Returns of a Crude-to-Chemicals Project - Image

Two Conversion Routes to Maximize the Economic Returns of a Crude-to-Chemicals Project

The conversion block plays a decisive role in the economic returns of the ...

Recommended Process Routes for Maximized Oil Conversion to Aromatics and Olefins - Image

Recommended Process Routes for Maximized Oil Conversion to Aromatics and Olefins

The refining industry has evolved over time in order to adapt to the ...

Squeezing the Bottom-of-the-Barrel to Lift-up the Crude-to-Chemicals Conversion - Image

Squeezing the Bottom-of-the-Barrel to Lift-up the Crude-to-Chemicals Conversion

For a maximum ROI of Crude-to-Chemicals (CTC) complexes, around 40% of ...

From Refining to Chemicals, a Switch of the Yield in 4 Stages - Image

From Refining to Chemicals, a Switch of the Yield in 4 Stages

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), petrochemicals are ...

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