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PETROCHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY CHE 464

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Course Outline (Cont) Week Topics Covered 1 Introduction and overview of petrochemical industries in Saudi Arabia.  Major producers of petrochemicals in Saudi Arabia  Major petrochemicals produced  Economical importance of petrochemical industries in Saudi Arabia  Review of chemical engineering processes in petrochemical Industries Petrochemicals from methane  Synthesis gas - Chemicals from synthesis gas - ammonia - Urea - Nitric acid - Methanol 2-3  Methanol - Formaldehyde - Acetic acid - Methylamines - Methanol future

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Course Outline (Cont) 4-5 Production of olefins  Olefins feedstocks - gas feedstocks - liquid feedstocks - Other processes  Hydropyrolysis  Millisecond pyrolysis  Coproduct treatment 6-7 Petrochemicals from ethylene  Ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol  Vinyl chloride  Ethylbenzene  Ethanol  Acetaldehyde  Vinyl acetate  Acrylic acid (Major exam I)

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Course Outline (Cont) 8-9 Petrochemicals frompropylene and higher olefins  Acrylonitrile  Propylene oxide  Isopropanol  Acrolein  Disproportionation reactions  Cumene  Acetic acid  Maleic anhydride  MTBE

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