Petrochem - University of Houston
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The range of petrochemicals research spans the 3 sectors of fuels and feedstocks, process technology, and the many downstream products derived from the major commodity chemicals of ethylene, benzene and methanol. Our research will span the assessment and utilization of fuels and feedstocks and the regional differences of availability and reliability for supply as well as cost; Assess process technology options and derive new advancements in process technologies; and develop the optimum framework fo the nearly 1 million downstream chemicals in the industry. Challenges in O&M, distribution logistics, environmental performance and the fundamental of the market structure are all a part of the CCME research scope.