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Basics of the Chemical Industry – Propylene & Its Products

Source: AIChE
  • Duration:
    5 minutes
  • Skill Level:
    Intermediate
  • Type:
    Academy Video
  • Language:
    English

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This AIChE Academy video provides an overview of the chemical sources and uses of propylene. This includes a review of the processes used to make propylene oxide and various other chemical derivatives of propylene.

Presenter(s): 

Gary Sawyer, P.E.

Gary Sawyer, P.E., has more than 35 years of experience in the chemical industry, most of which have been supporting business and R&D decision analysis using process design, economic evaluations, and competitive technology assessments.  He was previously employed by Lyondell Chemical (formerly ARCO Chemical), and by Union Carbide prior to that.  He is now a consultant practicing as Process Evaluations LLC (www.process-evaluations.com).  He holds a B.S. and M.S. degree in chemical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic...Read more