http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing Industry Perspectives: <i>HP</i> Awards—Honoring the industry’s best https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/trends-resources/industry-perspectives-ihpi-awards-honoring-the-industry-s-best In late June, Hydrocarbon Processing announced the finalists for its third annual awards. Refinery revamp opportunities with welded plate heat exchangers https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/heat-transfer/refinery-revamp-opportunities-with-welded-plate-heat-exchangers The plate-and-shell (PandS) heat exchanger has three significant advantages over the shell-and-tube (SandT) type traditionally used in refinery processes. Clearing the way for China’s petrochemical growth: Efficient catalytic VOC emissions control https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/july-2019/environment-and-safety/clearing-the-way-for-china-s-petrochemical-growth-efficient-catalytic-voc-emissions-control The growth of China’s chemical industry over the past 30 yr has been truly astonishing. FCC metal trap additives to process more residue https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/july-2019/catalysts/fcc-metal-trap-additives-to-process-more-residue Most refiners frequently need metal trapping or bottoms cracking additives for residue operations. Next-generation catalyst improves reliability of LPG mercaptan extraction https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/july-2019/catalysts/next-generation-catalyst-improves-reliability-of-lpg-mercaptan-extraction For decades, sulfur reduction processes have been an integral part of refinery operations. HP Awards 2018 Best Catalyst Technology https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2019/05/hp-awards-2018-best-catalyst-technology In 2018, more than 80 nominations were submitted from 18 countries for the HP Awards. Each abstract was voted on by an independent Hydrocarbon Processing advisory board. Here's a look back at the winner for the Best Catalyst Technology Award in 2018. Editorial Comment: Sustainability: The latest creation in advancing ideas https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/may-2019/columns/editorial-comment-sustainability-the-latest-creation-in-advancing-ideas Over the past few months, Hydrocarbon Processing’s editorial staff has traveled thousands of miles to attend numerous conferences, events, users’ groups, groundbreakings, etc. Editorial Comment: Where some see roadblocks, we see opportunities https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/april-2019/columns/editorial-comment-where-some-see-roadblocks-we-see-opportunities In the January issue of Hydrocarbon Processing, the editorial comment focused on the roadmap to advancing ideas. Business Trends: How plastics waste recycling could transform the chemical industry https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/april-2019/trends-resources/business-trends-how-plastics-waste-recycling-could-transform-the-chemical-industry If plastics demand follows its current trajectory, global plastics-waste volumes would grow from 260 MMtpy in 2016 to 460 MMtpy by 2030, taking what is already a serious environmental problem to a new level. Improve CCR reforming profitability using a novel high-density catalyst https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/april-2019/catalyst/improve-ccr-reforming-profitability-using-a-novel-high-density-catalyst Catalytic reforming has been a staple in petroleum refining since 1949.