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Northrop Grumman Engineering & Science Student Design Showcase


Due to the increased reliance on natural gas, the production of 1,3-butadiene as a result of hydrocracking has decreased. This in turn drives the price of butadiene up at a rate that is unsustainable. Given that butadiene is used in many different industries, including the synthesis of rubbers, sealants, and adhesives, a plant was designed using a new production method.


Jonathan Whitlow

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