Catalysts are vital in a variety of production industries, from food processing to petroleum extraction. They are used in industrial refining and chemical manufacturing. There are two ways to define industrial catalysts. They can be interpreted as the mass production of catalysts for their functionality. Industrial catalysts can also be defined as catalysts used in industries such as agrochemicals, petroleum, and chemicals to improve reaction rates and selectivity of desired products.
Process engineers assist in the transformation of raw resources into useful everyday products. In the manufacturing industry, they are in charge of developing, executing, controlling, and optimizing industrial processes and machinery. These procedures can be chemical or biochemical in pharmaceutical and medical device manufacture. While a process engineer is a type of chemical engineer, they usually focus on mathematics and physics rather than chemistry.