List of 13 existing PX projects of paraxylene in C

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A list of 13 existing PX projects in China

distribution map of 13 PX projects nationwide

since 2007, protests against PX projects have been heard from Chengdu, Nanjing, Qingdao, Fujian and Dalian

for example, in June 2007, Xiamen citizens successfully resisted the PX project by taking a "walk" to settle in the densely populated Haicang District. Finally, the project fell on the nearby Zhangzhou Gulei peninsula

for another example, on August 8 this year, for example, asset securitization, affected by the strong tropical storm "plum blossom", the breakwater of the PX project of Dalian Fujia Dahua Petrochemical Co., Ltd. broke. Although there were no associated accidents such as leakage, it attracted the attention of some Dalian citizens to the PX project

although PX (para xylene) is a low toxic chemical material, and there is no evidence that it will cause cancer, people are still wary of it. In some media reports, PX has been labeled as "highly toxic" and "carcinogenic". According to Caixin statistics, by the end of 2009, there were 13 PX production enterprises and 16 sets of production devices in Chinese Mainland

in the past decade, the domestic PX production capacity and output have more than doubled, but the demand for consumption has also increased rapidly. Against this background, PX has been expanding its territory from Shanghai, Dalian and Qingdao along the coast, Nanjing and Luoyang along the river, to Urumqi inland

Guochen, director of the petrochemical and chemical division of the petrochemical Light Textile Development Department of China International Engineering Consulting Corporation, has written that in 2009, the domestic PX production capacity reached 7.25 million tons per year, and the actual output was about 4.8 million tons, while the market apparent consumption was about 8.17 million tons that year. In 2010, the apparent consumption of PX in the domestic market has exceeded 9million tons. Despite the continuous improvement of PX self-sufficiency rate in recent years, the market demand gap is still obvious

this gap has generated huge profits and led to the continuous development of other PX in China. According to Guo Chen's prediction, more than 10 new PX projects with an annual output of 800000 tons will need to be built in the next 10 years

about PX (para xylene)

the chemical PX that makes many people turn pale is actually the English abbreviation of para xylene, which belongs to aromatic compounds. It is a colorless, transparent and aromatic liquid. Its main industrial use is to produce terephthalic acid (PTA) and an important intermediate for polyester production. PX downstream products are used in everything from polyethylene fresh-keeping boxes in refrigerators, polyester Chiffon clothes popular in shopping malls, to Lin Jinjia's confirmation that 165 gigawatts of renewable energy will be installed worldwide in 2016

although the name is similar to the high carcinogens benzene and toluene, PX is only classified as the third carcinogen in the classification of possible carcinogenic factors of the international agency for research on cancer (IARC) under the World Health Organization, that is, the substance lacking evidence of carcinogenesis to human body, which belongs to the same category as coffee and pickles. Although there is a lack of evidence of carcinogenesis, PX is volatile, flammable, toxic and low toxic

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