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Minimize energy consumption in water treatment with forward osmosis technology—Part 1
Attarde, D., Das, A. K., Racha, S. M., Ghosh, S., Reliance Industries Ltd.

Heavy industries like refining, petrochemicals and mining have concerns about the availability of fresh water, as these are affected by local water scarcities and stringent water discharge regulations.

Drive IIoT success with advanced analytics
Zinsli, J., Seeq

Refineries, petrochemical and other process plants face similar challenges in daily operations, as each facility must mitigate risk, anticipate maintenance, optimize operations and minimize operational expenses.

The greening of the downstream industry: A carbon investment case for clean refining
Fonda, M., Meridian Energy Group

Hydrocarbon Processing was pleased to speak recently with Mark Fonda, Executive Vice President, Engineering and Chief Technical Officer for Meridian Energy Group, which is building two grassroots refineries in the US.

Next-generation catalyst improves reliability of LPG mercaptan extraction
Ahmed, S., Motiva Enterprises; Mulvaney, W., Nair, M., Rios, R., Honeywell UOP

For decades, sulfur reduction processes have been an integral part of refinery operations.

Advanced crude management by NIR spectroscopy combined with topology modeling
Lambert, D., Saint-Martin, C., Benkhelil, K., Ribero, B., Topnir Systems Co.; Valleur, M., Val Innovation

Crude characterization is critical for refinery optimization.

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According to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, more than 320 new projects have been announced in the downstream processing industry over the past year.

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Construction Boxscore: Project Spotlight

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Project: Underground Crude Storage
Location: Jujairah, UAE
Operator: ADNOC
Cost: $1,211 MM
Capacity: 42 MMbbl
Completion date: 2022
Status: EPC
Project: Duna Refinery
Location: Százhalombatta, Hungary
Operator: MOL Group
Cost: Not yet given
Capacity: 165,000 bpd
Completion date: 2020
Status: EPC
Project: Winkler Refinery
Location: Winkler, Texas
Operator: Meridian Energy
Cost: $1B
Capacity: 60,000 bpd
Completion date: Not yet given
Status: Planning
Project: Acetic Acid Plant
Location: Clear Lake, Texas
Operator: Celanese
Cost: $25 MM
Capacity: 800,000 tpy
Completion date: 2021 Q3
Status: Planning