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Global Petrochemicals Summit 2016 – Call For Papers

Deadline: 29th April 2016 – Entries now closed.

At this stage, the only requirements are a working title, subject area and brief description of the proposed content (typically a 200 word abstract).

Preference will be given to papers giving case histories and actual operating experience. We would be pleased to receive abstracts from supply companies that are co-authored and will be co-presented with operating companies.

Some hot topics for the conference agenda are as follows but not restricted to:

  • Refinery- Petrochemicals integration developments
  • Outlook of Chinese polypropylene and compound demand over the next 5 years
  • Feedstock dynamics and petrochemical plants (e.g. role of new feedstocks producers, oil price, traditional feedstocks vs shale gas, adapting to new feedstock dynamics, shifting to heavier feeds in the middle east …)
  • On-purpose propane dehydrogenation to close the propylene supply-demand gap
  • What does the market outlook look like for these building blocks:
    • Benzene market
    • Phenol market
    • Styrene market
  • Revamp or production increase projects in petrochemical plants
  • Steam cracking furnace and coil technology developments – any anti-coking technology updates?
  • C2 and C3 hydrogenation technology improvements – how will feed quality impact these catalyst systems?
  • Developments in scrubbing or trapping technologies to remove trace contaminants from steam cracker feed, intermediate and product streams
  • Developments in antifoulant additives and technology designs to mitigate against steam cracker separation train fouling – particularly on moving to lighter feeds
  • A detailed review of popcorn polymer formation in ethylene plants and options/new developments to mitigate against this
  • Case studies on energy efficiency opportunities in petrochemical plants
  • New catalyst developments in petrochemical plants
  • Safety measurements
  • Risk mitigation projects/programmes
  • Emissions control technologies or practices (CO2, NOx, dust…)
  • Waste water management
  • Case studies: operational issues, equipment optimisation, revamp, maintenance
  • On purpose technologies (e.g. propylene production, butadiene, etc)
  • Integration of bio feedstocks in petrochemical plants and bio feedstocks production technologies
  • Future technologies for changing feedstock landscape
  • Advances in Methanol-to-Olefins technology