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Improve integration opportunities for aromatics units—Part 1

11.01.2012  |  Vaidyanathan, S.,  Fluor Enterprises, Inc., Sugar Land, TexasZhou, J. ,  Fluor Enterprises, Inc., Sugar Land, TexasKapur, S. ,  Apex PetroConsultants, Houston, Texas

Keywords: [aromatics] [refineries] [petrochemicals] [benzene] [toluene] [xylene] [paraxylene] [isomerization]

An aromatics complex is a combination of processing units that can be used to convert petroleum naphtha and pyrolysis gasoline (pygas) into the basic petrochemical intermediates: benzene, toluene and xylene (BTX). Accordingly, an aromatics complex has great versatility and can be configured in many different ways, depending on desired products, available feedstocks and investment capital.1

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