Handbook of Petroleum Refining

Handbook of Petroleum Refining

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Petroleum refining involves refining crude petroleum as well as producing raw materials for the petrochemical industry. This book covers current refinery processes and process-types that are likely to come on-stream during the next three to five decades. The book includes (1) comparisons of conventional feedstocks with heavy oil, tar sand bitumen, and bio-feedstocks; (2) properties and refinability of the various feedstocks; (3) thermal processes versus hydroprocesses; and (4) the influence of refining on the environment.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 769 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 44.45mm | 1,542g
  • CRC Press Inc
  • Bosa Roca, United States
  • English
  • 131 Tables, black and white; 234 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1466591609
  • 9781466591608

Table of contents

Feedstock Properties. Refining Processes. Refining Chemistry. Distillation. Thermal Cracking. Catalytic Cracking. Deasphalting and Dewaxing Processes. Hydrotreating and Desulfurization. Hydrocracking. Corrosion in Refineries. Refining and the Environment. Conversion Factors. Glossary Page. Index.
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Review quote

". . . there is little omitted that one would need to know about petroleum refining, from crude oil itself through LNG to bitumen. . . this one I can totally praise and recommend to anyone wishing to know more about the oil industry."

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About James G. Speight

Dr. James G. Speight is a consultant, author, and lecturer on energy and environmental issues at CD & W Inc., Laramie, Wyoming, USA. He previously served as CEO and Chief Scientific Officer at the Western Research Institute.
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