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PETROCHEMICALS

Philip Mak
MA, MEng, CEng, MIChemE
PETROCHEMICALS
In this guest lecture on behalf of the IChemE
learn about the exciting world of petrochemicals
and the role chemical engineers play in their
development!
Chemicals derived from petroleum or natural gas
play a key role in sustainable development and
impact every aspect of our modern lives
Petrochemical manufacturers operate on
economies of scale and include the Oil and Gas
Supermajors
Compared to refining, petrochemicals processes

are new, diverse and constantly developing.


CONTENT
Types of Petrochemicals
Petrochemical Companies and Industry

Case study: Acetic Acid

Petrochemical Plant: Develop, Design and Build