MANUAL Published: 08 November 2019

Chapter 11 | Hydrocarbons for Chemical and Specialty Uses


This chapter describes a brief history of commercially available units. This chapter provides sufficient fundamental information outlined in the prior edition and expands on alternative olefin processes. Fundamental reaction schemes have not changed and are provided for convenience and continuity. Alternative processes based on methanol and ethanol conversion to ethylene have become commercially available and are outlined. The significance of the olefin production market and a general global perspective are provided to appeal to the broad global audience interest. Online process analyzers are prevalent, are critical, and are discussed with regards to analytical testing process. Finally, standard test methods used to test these products are summarized.

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Gonzalez, George
Agilent Technologies, Inc., Wilmington, DE, US
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Developed by Committee: D02
Pages: 333–350
DOI: 10.1520/MNL3720150031
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-7090-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-7089-6