Vachon, J.

SABIC Technology & Innovation, Geleen, The Netherlands

has been working at SABIC since 2010, currently as a lead scientist in the Technology and Innovation department. Dr. Vachon holds a degree in chemical engineering from CPE Lyon in France and a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Geneva in Switzerland. His job responsibilities include cracker plant support for fouling mitigation, as well as coordinating long-term research activities toward implementing new analytical techniques.

A chemist’s perspective on organic fouling in ethylene operations: update

Hancock, J. M., Nalco Champion; Robson, I., Vachon, J., SABIC Technology & Innovation

Ethylene manufacturing is a continuous race to be commercially competitive in a volatile global market.

A chemist’s perspective on organic fouling in ethylene operations

Hancock, J. M., Nalco Champion; Van Zijl, A. W., Robson, I., Vachon, J., Hashmi, A., SABIC Technology & Innovation

Since organic fouling cannot be completely eliminated, ethylene producers must use operational, chemical and mechanical methods to minimize heat transfer losses and equipment downtime.