To the rescue?

Taffe, Peter
January 2008
ICIS Chemical Business;1/21/2008, Vol. 273 Issue 3, p28
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the ExSyM styrene monomer manufacturing process. The process employs toluene and methanol feedstocks to reduce operating costs while the one-step process with relatively mild operating conditions leads to lower capital costs. A feature of the process is that it is configured to resemble a conventional styrene plant, enabling existing units to be retrofitted. It also reduces the amount of greenhouse gas emissions in particular methane and carbon dioxide.


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