LyondellBasell Industries N.V. is a public multinational chemical company with American and European roots, incorporated in the Netherlands, with operations headquarters based in Houston, Texas, and London, UK. It was formed in December 2007 by the acquisition of Lyondell Chemical Company by Basell Polyolefins for $12.7 billion. LyondellBasell was listed on the New York Stock Exchange on October 14, 2010 . Lyondell was delisted from the New York Stock Exchange after the acquisition.LyondellBasell's United States operations filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January 2009 and emerged from bankruptcy in April 2010. Wikipedia.
LyondellBasell Industries | Date: 2013-10-14
A method for removing hydrocarbon impurities from an acetic acid production intermediate is disclosed. The method comprises extracting the intermediate with a hydrocarbon extracting agent. The extraction is preferably performed with the alkane distillation bottom stream which comprises methyl iodide, acetic acid, and hydrocarbon impurities. The extraction forms a light phase which comprises the hydrocarbon impurity and the extracting agent and a heavy phase which comprises methyl iodide and acetic acid. The extraction heavy phase is optionally recycled to the alkane distillation or to the carbonylation reaction.
LyondellBasell Industries | Date: 2015-01-22
A method of preparing epoxidation catalysts is disclosed. The method comprises: (a) adding an inorganic siliceous solid to a column to produce a solid-filled column; (b) adding to the solid-filled column a solution comprising titanium tetrachloride and a hydrocarbon solvent to produce a titanium tetrachloride-impregnated solid; and (c) calcining the titanium tetrachloride-impregnated solid at a temperature from 500 C. to 1000 C. to produce the catalyst. The inorganic siliceous solid has a pore volume of at least 0.8 cm
LyondellBasell Industries | Date: 2012-12-13
The phase separation in the decanter of a process for producing acetic acid by carbonylating methanol in the presence of a catalyst under low water-high acid conditions is improved by forming a liquid mixture (D) which has a water content of at most 20% by weight, based on the weight of the liquid mixture, and a weight ratio of acetic acid to water of at least 1:1, and partitioning the liquid mixture by providing for an alkane(s) content of D of from 0.1 to 15% by weight, based on the weight of D, to obtain a light, aqueous phase and a heavy, organic phase.
Equistar Chemicals and LyondellBasell Industries | Date: 2013-02-05
Embodiments of the present disclosure include methods for method of producing aromatic products, the methods including separating a crude oil and condensate feed into at least a light naphtha stream, a heavy naphtha stream, and a bottoms stream, reforming at least a portion of the heavy naphtha stream to produce a reformate stream, feeding a cracker feed stream, comprising the light naphtha stream, the bottoms stream, and a reformate extraction raffinate, to an olefins cracker to produce cracker products comprising pyrolysis gasoline, and introducing an extractor feed stream comprising the pyrolysis gasoline and the reformate to an aromatic extraction unit to produce an aromatic product and the reformate extraction raffinate.
Equistar Chemicals and LyondellBasell Industries | Date: 2013-02-22
Processes and systems for forming propylene are described herein. The processes generally include reacting a metathesis feed stream including at least 95 wt. % 2-butene with ethylene in the presence of a metathesis catalyst to form a metathesis product stream including propylene, and recovering propylene from the process.