Aromatics are fundamental petrochemical compounds used as raw material to manufacture hundreds of polymers, solvents and additives; these in turn are used to make consumable products that people use daily. As the consumable market grows, there is a higher demand every year to produce more aromatics, specifically benzene, toluene, and xylenes (collectively known as BTX). BTX is the base of all aromatic derivatives, and continues to have increased global demand. As a result, new BTX units or expansions of existing BTX units can be seen nearly every year.
—Charlie Chou, GTC Technology US, LLC
This article was published in Hydrocarbon Processing.
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