The course provides an overview of the petrochemical industry, with a focus on the Singapore industry. The processes that are covered include crude oil composition, refining, steam reforming, and steam cracking, along with applications of syngas (ammonia, methanol and Fischer-Tropsch synthesis). Important heterogeneous and homogeneous catalytic processes, and derivatives from C1 to C6 base chemicals are also covered. To provide an in-depth understanding, fundamentals of the chemical synthesis, processes, catalysis, kinetics, thermodynamics and reactor design will be highlighted.
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