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PetroChina Guangxi Petrochemical selects UOP’s hydrogen purification technology for refinery in China

1:22 AM MST | December 19, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, says that PetroChina Guangxi Petrochemical Co. (GXPC), a subsidiary of PetroChina, is using UOP process technology to purify hydrogen at a new refining complex at Qinzhou, Guangxi Province, China. With support from UOP’s...


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