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Publication Date: 02/1997
Pages: 3
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Acrylonitrile producer improves processing with two-stage cyclone systems

When expensive catalyst escaped through cyclone leaks, a specialty chemical producer decided to upgrade the cyclones.

DuPont's Beaumont Works division, Beaumont, Tex., produces petrochemicals, elastomers, and specialty chemicals. The division's specialty chemical unit makes organic compounds, including acrylonitrile, a monomer for use in ABS plastics. The compound produces various properties in each plastic depending on the other chemicals combined with it.

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