Paluskar, P. V.

TATA Consulting Engineers Ltd., Mumbai, India

is a senior technologist at Tata Consulting Engineers Ltd. He completed his PhD in physics from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands in 2008 and his MSc in sensor systems technology from FH-Karlsruhe in Germany in 2003. Dr. Paluskar has been working with Tata Consulting Engineers since 2009 in the field of renewable and sustainable energy.

Small-scale coal-to-chemicals can revitalize India’s petrochemicals industry, economy—Part 2

Paluskar, P. V., Sakthivel, S., Marve, M., TATA Consulting Engineers Ltd.

In Part 1 of this article, published in April, the barriers of petrochemical production in India were discussed, along with the opportunity to explore chemicals from coal, using the specific example of polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

Small-scale coal-to-chemicals can revitalize India’s petrochemicals industry, economy—Part 1

Paluskar, P. V., Sakthivel, S., Marve, M., TATA Consulting Engineers Ltd.

Contemporary routes to the production of polymers usually involve setting up world-scale ethylene crackers with typical capacities of 0.7 MMtpy–1.5 MMtpy.