Issue Date: August 31, 2015
From Coal To Chemical Building Blocks: An Academic Success Story For China
Standing in front of a wall-sized poster depicting a commercial-scale chemical plant, Zhongmin Liu talks animatedly about his research. The plant is so big, says the deputy director of China’s Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), that a person could drive a small car inside some of the facility’s pipes.
Sparking Liu’s excitement is a reactor in the facility that converts methanol to a mixture of ethylene and propylene, the building blocks that make up . . .
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