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Hsu, K. C. R.

International Innotech Inc., Katy, Texas

Kao-Chih "Ricky" Hsu is the Founder and President of International Innotech Inc., based in Houston, Texas. Previously, he worked for ExxonMobil for 18 yr. Hsu brings technologies and software from North America and Europe to Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan and ASEAN countries. He earned an MS degree in chemical engineering and an MS degree in computer sciences from the University of Missouri at Rolla. (E-mail: ricky_hsu@msn.com)

An advanced extractive distillation process for aromatics recovery

Shin-Chuang Technology Co. Ltd.: Lee, F. M.  |  Shen, M. Z. Y.  |  Chen, C. Y.
Cartell Chemical: Chen, Y. H.
International Innotech Inc.: Hsu, K. C. R.

This article focuses on a novel extractive distillation (ED) process for recovering benzene, toluene and xylene (BTX) aromatics from a full-boiling-range pyrolysis gasoline or reformate feedstock—a process that has been commercially demonstrated and is ready for licensing or a JV.

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