April 2017

Special Focus: Petrochemical Developments

An investigative study for technological innovation for ethylene plants

The development of an industrial process like an ethylene (C2H4) plant requires skills and knowledge in two main subject areas: synthesis and analysis. Optimal configuration through process synthesis (PS) with selected task selection (STS) is the main theme of this work.

Abdel-Aal, H. K., National Research Center (NRC)

The development of an industrial process like an ethylene (C2H4) plant requires skills and knowledge in two main subject areas: synthesis and analysis. Synthesis deals with the creation of artificial things that have desired properties, while analysis deals with the understanding of how things are constructed and how they work. Optimal configuration through process synthesis (PS) with selected task selection (STS) is the main theme of this work. The search for innovation in ethylene production, whether in the end product or in the core manufacturing process, is targeted and carried out by first presenting the “road map” of the entire process, including the four “pillar” operations in ethyle

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