Primary petrochemicals include olefins, such as ethylene, propylene and butadiene, which are most commonly used for producing different industrial chemicals, plastics products or synthetic rubber, aromatics, such as benzene, toluene and xylenes, which are usually used for producing various types of dyes and synthetic detergents, as well as polyurethanes, plastics and synthetic fibers for various applications, and synthesis gases, which are used for making ammonia, used for producing fertilizer urea, and methanol, used as solvent and chemical intermediate for different products.
The companies in Dubai that are specialized in petrochemical manufacturing provide derivates for a wide range of applications in many industries. All petrochemicals are produced using strict pollution prevention processes and applying the most effective source reduction measures, complying to the rules and regulations for petrochemical manufacturing imposed by the UAE law. The companies in this sector focus on reducing dangerous air emissions, by minimizing the leakage of volatile organics and by following good design practices and equipment maintenance procedures, and by using mechanical seals where it is possible. Also, they pay specific attention to the recycling of cooling water and treated wastewater used in the production of petrochemicals, recovering and reusing the solvents and other chemicals that have been used to the extent that is feasible during the operations. They are continuously looking for the latest advancements in the industry, they try to optimize the frequency of tank and equipment cleaning and try to find the best solutions for preventing solids and oily wastes from entering the drainage system, in order to improve their operating procedures.