Chemistry in Industry

This week the Year 11 Chemistry students have scaled up their work!

We need to experiment on a small scale in the laboratory to understand how production could work on a commercial scale. A field trip to LyondellBasell, the polypropylene plant inside the Geelong Refinery, offers a chance to don the hard hats and overalls and see Industrial Chemistry in action.

Following a session with the site manager, the students were kitted out and guided around the plant to see where raw materials come in, the reactions that take place and where the end product is shipped out.

Mr Michael Neaves

Director of Teaching and Learning - Science

 

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