Handbook of Petrochemicals Production Processes

Handbook of Petrochemicals Production Processes
  • Author : Robert A. Meyers,Robert Allen Meyers
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Prof Med/Tech
  • Pages : 745
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : 9780071410427

Handbook of Petrochemicals Production Processes Book Review:

This unique reference is the only one-stop source for details on licensed petrochemical processes for the major organic chemicals, a $200 billion annual market. With chapters prepared by some of the largest petrochemical and petroleum companies in the world, Handbook of Petrochemicals Production Processes provides in-depth process detail for commercial evalutation and covers plastics and polymers such as ethylene and polyethylene; propylene; ehtylbenzene, styrene, and polystyrenes; vinyl chloride and polyvinyl chloride; and many others. This handbook answers questions on yields, unit operations, chemical and physical values, economics, and much more.

Handbook of Petrochemical Processes

Handbook of Petrochemical Processes
  • Author : James G. Speight
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 747
  • Relase : 2019-06-13
  • ISBN : 9780429531125

Handbook of Petrochemical Processes Book Review:

The petrochemical industry is a scientific and engineering field that encompasses the production of a wide range of chemicals and polymers. The purpose of this book is not only to provide a follow-on to form the later chapters of the highly successful Chemistry and Technology of Petroleum 5th Edition but also provides a simplified approach to a very diverse chemical subject dealing with the chemistry and technology of various petroleum and petrochemical process. Following from the introductory chapters, this book provides the readers with a valuable source of information containing insights into petrochemical reactions and products, process technology, and polymer synthesis. Provides readers with a valuable source of information containing insights into petrochemical reactions and products, process technology, and polymer synthesis Introduces the reader to the various petrochemical intermediates are generally produced by chemical conversion of primary petrochemicals to form more complicated derivative products The reactions and processes involved in transforming petroleum-based hydrocarbons into the chemicals that form the basis of the multi-billion dollar petrochemical industry are reviewed and described The book includes information on new process developments for the production of raw materials and intermediates for petrochemicals Includes a description of the origin of the raw materials for the petrochemicals industry – including an overview of the coal chemicals industry

Handbook of Petrochemicals Production, Second Edition

Handbook of Petrochemicals Production, Second Edition
  • Author : Robert A. Meyers
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 640
  • Relase : 2018-10-06
  • ISBN : 9781259643149

Handbook of Petrochemicals Production, Second Edition Book Review:

A complete guide to petrochemicals production processes—fully revised to cover the latest advances Get all the information you need on petrochemical processes for major organic chemicals inside this industry-standard one-stop reference. Prepared by leading petrochemical licensing firms, Handbook of Petrochemicals Production Processes, Second Edition clearly explains the powerful techniques used to create the most economically important chemicals in the world. The book offers cutting-edge production methods along with detailed product properties. You will discover how to effectively evaluate licensable processes for new production through the comparison of technologies, environmental factors, and economics. Coverage includes: •General process descriptions, feed definitions, product yields, and simplified flow diagrams •Process chemistries and thermodynamics •Commercial process perspectives, including plant locations and long-term plans •Process details, with flow diagrams and mass and energy balances for major process variations •Feeds and details on unique and key equipment •Brand-new details on gas to petrochemical conversion, biomass to petrochemical conversion, and bisphonal A (BPA)

Handbook of Industrial Hydrocarbon Processes

Handbook of Industrial Hydrocarbon Processes
  • Author : James G. Speight
  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Pages : 602
  • Relase : 2010-12-24
  • ISBN : 0080942717

Handbook of Industrial Hydrocarbon Processes Book Review:

Written by an author with over 38 years of experience in the chemical and petrochemical process industry, this handbook will present an analysis of the process steps used to produce industrial hydrocarbons from various raw materials. It is the first book to offer a thorough analysis of external factors effecting production such as: cost, availability and environmental legislation. An A-Z list of raw materials and their properties are presented along with a commentary regarding their cost and availability. Specific processing operations described in the book include: distillation, thermal cracking and coking, catalytic methods, hydroprocesses, thermal and catalytic reforming, isomerization, alkylation processes, polymerization processes, solvent processes, water removal, fractionation and acid gas removal. Flow diagrams and descriptions of more than 250 leading-edge process technologies An analysis of chemical reactions and process steps that are required to produce chemicals from various raw materials Properties, availability and environmental impact of various raw materials used in hydrocarbon processing

Chemistry of Petrochemical Processes

Chemistry of Petrochemical Processes
  • Author : Sami Matar, Ph.D.,Lewis F. Hatch, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 356
  • Relase : 2001-07-26
  • ISBN : 9780080501086

Chemistry of Petrochemical Processes Book Review:

In Chemistry of Petrochemical Processes, readers find a handy and valuable source of information containing insights into petrochemical reactions and products, process technology, and polymer synthesis. The book reviews and describes the reactions and processes involved in transforming petroleum-based hydrocarbons into the chemicals that form the basis of the multi-billion dollar petrochemical industry. In addition, the book includes information on new process developments for the production of raw materials and intermediates for petrochemicals that have surfaced since the book's first edition. Provides a quick understanding of the chemical reactions associated with oil and gas processing Contains insights into petrochemical reactions and products, process technology, and polymer synthesis

Efficient Petrochemical Processes

Efficient Petrochemical Processes
  • Author : Frank (Xin X.) Zhu,James A. Johnson,David W. Ablin,Gregory A. Ernst
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2019-10-15
  • ISBN : 9781119487876

Efficient Petrochemical Processes Book Review:

A GUIDE TO THE DESIGN, OPERATION, CONTROL, TROUBLESHOOTING, OPTIMIZATION AS WELL AS THE RECENT ADVANCES IN THE FIELD OF PETROCHEMICAL PROCESSES Efficient Petrochemical Processes: Technology, Design and Operation is a guide to the tools and methods for energy optimization and process design. Written by a panel of experts on the topic, the book highlights the application of these methods on petrochemical technology such as the aromatics process unit. The authors describe practical approaches and tools that focus on improving industrial energy efficiency, reducing capital investment, and optimizing yields through better design, operation, and optimization. The text is divided into sections that cover the range of essential topics: petrochemical technology description; process design considerations; reaction and separation design; process integration; process system optimization; types of revamps; equipment assessment; common operating issues; and troubleshooting case analysis. This important book: Provides the basic knowledge related to fundamentals, design, and operation for petrochemical processes Applies process integration techniques and optimization techniques that improve process design and operations in the petrochemical process Provides practical methods and tools for industrial practitioners Puts the focus on improving industrial energy efficiency, reducing capital investment, and optimizing yields Contains information on the most recent advances in the field. Written for managers, engineers, and operators working in process industries as well as university students, Efficient Petrochemical Processes: Technology, Design and Operation explains the most recent advances in the field of petrochemical processes and discusses in detail catalytic and adsorbent materials, reaction and separation mechanisms.

Handbook of Chemical Technology and Pollution Control

Handbook of Chemical Technology and Pollution Control
  • Author : Martin B. B. Hocking
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 777
  • Relase : 2016-04-06
  • ISBN : 9781483293721

Handbook of Chemical Technology and Pollution Control Book Review:

Handbook of Chemical Technology and Pollution Control integrates industrial chemistry with pollution control and environmental chemistry. This unified approach provides practicing professionals and consultants with a concise yet authoritative handbook covering the Key Features, relative importance, and environmental impact of currently operating chemical processes. It also meets the critical needs of students training for industrial careers. Handbook of Chemical Technology and Pollution Control considers community, municipal, power generation, industrial, and transportation components of environmental impact. The book covers the major inorganic and organic commodity chemicals; aluminum, iron and steel, and copper prodution; pulp and paper; fermentation; petroleum production and refining. It also includes key topics and process details for major peterochemicals and large-scale consumer and engineering polymers. This single, convenient volume describes aspects of recycling at the industrial and post-consumer levels, and emphasizes a quantitative approach as used in the author's well-known lifecycle work with disposable and reusable cups. 0-12-350811-8Key Features * Covers historical background and new developments in a single, authoritative handbook * Presents integrated treatment of chemical technology with emission control chemistry * Includes tables throughout that give current and trend data * Considers community, municipal, power generation, industrial, and transportation components of environmental impact * Provides many references to further reading * Contains review questions that offer working experience with the information and concepts

Handbook of Petrochemical Processes

Handbook of Petrochemical Processes
  • Author : James G. Speight
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 562
  • Relase : 2019-06-13
  • ISBN : 9781498729710

Handbook of Petrochemical Processes Book Review:

The petrochemical industry is a scientific and engineering field that encompasses the production of a wide range of chemicals and polymers. The purpose of this book is not only to provide a follow-on to form the later chapters of the highly successful Chemistry and Technology of Petroleum 5th Edition but also provides a simplified approach to a very diverse chemical subject dealing with the chemistry and technology of various petroleum and petrochemical process. Following from the introductory chapters, this book provides the readers with a valuable source of information containing insights into petrochemical reactions and products, process technology, and polymer synthesis. Provides readers with a valuable source of information containing insights into petrochemical reactions and products, process technology, and polymer synthesis Introduces the reader to the various petrochemical intermediates are generally produced by chemical conversion of primary petrochemicals to form more complicated derivative products The reactions and processes involved in transforming petroleum-based hydrocarbons into the chemicals that form the basis of the multi-billion dollar petrochemical industry are reviewed and described The book includes information on new process developments for the production of raw materials and intermediates for petrochemicals Includes a description of the origin of the raw materials for the petrochemicals industry – including an overview of the coal chemicals industry

Handbook of Petroleum Refining Processes

Handbook of Petroleum Refining Processes
  • Author : Robert A. Meyers
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 941
  • Relase : 2003-10-14
  • ISBN : 9780071500944

Handbook of Petroleum Refining Processes Book Review:

* Offers detailed description of process chemistry and thermodynamics and product by-product specifications of plants * Contributors are drawn from the largest petroleum producers in the world, including Chevron, Mobil, Shell, Exxon, UOP, and Texaco * Covers the very latest technologies in the field of petroleum refining processes * Completely updated 3rd Edition features 50% all new material

Handbook of Petroleum Processing

Handbook of Petroleum Processing
  • Author : Steven A Treese,Peter R. Pujado,David S. J. Jones
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 1913
  • Relase : 2015-08-04
  • ISBN : 3319145282

Handbook of Petroleum Processing Book Review:

This extensively updated second edition of the already valuable reference targets research chemists and engineers who have chosen a career in the complex and essential petroleum industry, as well as other professionals just entering the industry who seek a comprehensive and accessible resource on petroleum processing. The handbook describes and discusses the key components and processes that make up the petroleum refining industry. Beginning with the basics of crude oils and their nature, it continues with the commercial products derived from refining and with related issues concerning their environmental impact. More in depth coverage of many topics previously covered in the first edition, such as hydraulic fracturing or fracking as it is often termed, help ensure this reference remains a relevant and up-to- date resource. At its core is a complete overview of the processes that make up a modern refinery, plus a brief history of the development of processes. Also described in detail are design techniques, operations and in the case of catalytic units, the chemistry of the reaction routes. These discussions are supported by calculation procedures and examples, which enable readers to use today’s simulation-software packages. The handbook also covers off-sites and utilities, as well as environmental and safety aspects relevant to the industry. The chapter on refinery planning covers both operational planning and the decision making procedures for new or revamped processes. Major equipment used in the industry is reviewed along with details and examples of the process specifications for each. An extensive glossary and dictionary of the terms and expressions used in petroleum refining, plus appendices supplying data such as converging factors and selected crude oil assays, as well as an example of optimizing a refinery configuration using linear programming are all included to aid the reader. The 2nd edition of the Handbook of Petroleum Processing is an indispensable desk reference for chemists and engineers as well as an essential part of the libraries of universities with a chemical engineering faculty and oil refineries and engineering firms performing support functions or construction.

Using the Engineering Literature, Second Edition

Using the Engineering Literature, Second Edition
  • Author : Bonnie A. Osif
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 600
  • Relase : 2016-04-19
  • ISBN : 9781439850039

Using the Engineering Literature, Second Edition Book Review:

With the encroachment of the Internet into nearly all aspects of work and life, it seems as though information is everywhere. However, there is information and then there is correct, appropriate, and timely information. While we might love being able to turn to Wikipedia® for encyclopedia-like information or search Google® for the thousands of links on a topic, engineers need the best information, information that is evaluated, up-to-date, and complete. Accurate, vetted information is necessary when building new skyscrapers or developing new prosthetics for returning military veterans While the award-winning first edition of Using the Engineering Literature used a roadmap analogy, we now need a three-dimensional analysis reflecting the complex and dynamic nature of research in the information age. Using the Engineering Literature, Second Edition provides a guide to the wide range of resources available in all fields of engineering. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and features new sections on nanotechnology as well as green engineering. The information age has greatly impacted the way engineers find information. Engineers have an effect, directly and indirectly, on almost all aspects of our lives, and it is vital that they find the right information at the right time to create better products and processes. Comprehensive and up to date, with expert chapter authors, this book fills a gap in the literature, providing critical information in a user-friendly format.

Environmental Engineers' Handbook, Second Edition

Environmental Engineers' Handbook, Second Edition
  • Author : David H.F. Liu,Bela G. Liptak
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 1454
  • Relase : 1997-08-29
  • ISBN : 1584888598

Environmental Engineers' Handbook, Second Edition Book Review:

Protecting the global environment is a single-minded goal for all of us. Environmental engineers take this goal to task, meeting the needs of society with technical innovations. Revised, expanded, and fully updated to meet the needs of today's engineer working in industry or the public sector, the Environmental Engineers' Handbook, Second Edition is a single source of current information. It covers in depth the interrelated factors and principles that affect our environment and how we have dealt with them in the past, are dealing with them today, and how we will deal with them in the future. This stellar reference addresses the ongoing global transition in cleaning up the remains of abandoned technology, the prevention of pollution created by existing technology, and the design of future zero emission technology. Béla G. Lipták speaks on Post-Oil Energy Technology on the AT&T Tech Channel.

Fermentation and Biochemical Engineering Handbook, 2nd Ed.

Fermentation and Biochemical Engineering Handbook, 2nd Ed.
  • Author : Henry C. Vogel,Celeste M. Todaro
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Pages : 828
  • Relase : 1996-12-31
  • ISBN : 9780815517139

Fermentation and Biochemical Engineering Handbook, 2nd Ed. Book Review:

This is a well-rounded handbook of fermentation and biochemical engineering presenting techniques for the commercial production of chemicals and pharmaceuticals via fermentation. Emphasis is given to unit operations fermentation, separation, purification, and recovery. Principles, process design, and equipment are detailed. Environment aspects are covered. The practical aspects of development, design, and operation are stressed. Theory is included to provide the necessary insight for a particular operation. Problems addressed are the collection of pilot data, choice of scale-up parameters, selection of the right piece of equipment, pinpointing of likely trouble spots, and methods of troubleshooting. The text, written from a practical and operating viewpoint, will assist development, design, engineering and production personnel in the fermentation industry. Contributors were selected based on their industrial background and orientation. The book is illustrated with numerous figures, photographs and schematic diagrams.

Process Plants

Process Plants
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2010-05-17
  • ISBN : 1439804567

Process Plants Book Review:

How far will an ounce of prevention really go? While the answer to that question may never be truly known, Process Plants: A Handbook for Inherently Safer Design, Second Edition takes us several steps closer. The book demonstrates not just the importance of prevention, but the importance of designing with prevention in mind. It emphasizes the role

Springer Handbook of Petroleum Technology

Springer Handbook of Petroleum Technology
  • Author : Chang Samuel Hsu,Paul R. Robinson
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 1238
  • Relase : 2017-12-20
  • ISBN : 9783319493473

Springer Handbook of Petroleum Technology Book Review:

This handbook provides a comprehensive but concise reference resource for the vast field of petroleum technology. Built on the successful book "Practical Advances in Petroleum Processing" published in 2006, it has been extensively revised and expanded to include upstream technologies. The book is divided into four parts: The first part on petroleum characterization offers an in-depth review of the chemical composition and physical properties of petroleum, which determine the possible uses and the quality of the products. The second part provides a brief overview of petroleum geology and upstream practices. The third part exhaustively discusses established and emerging refining technologies from a practical perspective, while the final part describes the production of various refining products, including fuels and lubricants, as well as petrochemicals, such as olefins and polymers. It also covers process automation and real-time refinery-wide process optimization. Two key chapters provide an integrated view of petroleum technology, including environmental and safety issues.Written by international experts from academia, industry and research institutions, including integrated oil companies, catalyst suppliers, licensors, and consultants, it is an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students as well as practitioners and professionals.

The John Zink Hamworthy Combustion Handbook, Second Edition

The John Zink Hamworthy Combustion Handbook, Second Edition
  • Author : Charles E. Baukal, Jr.
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 652
  • Relase : 2012-12-13
  • ISBN : 9781439839621

The John Zink Hamworthy Combustion Handbook, Second Edition Book Review:

Despite the length of time it has been around, its importance, and vast amounts of research, combustion is still far from being completely understood. Environmental, cost, and fuel consumption issues add further complexity, particularly in the process and power generation industries. Dedicated to advancing the art and science of industrial combustion, The John Zink Hamworthy Combustion Handbook, Second Edition: Volume One – Fundamentals gives you a strong understanding of the basic concepts and theory. Under the leadership of Charles E. Baukal, Jr., top combustion engineers and technologists from John Zink Hamworthy Combustion examine the interdisciplinary fundamentals—including chemistry, fluid flow, and heat transfer—as they apply to industrial combustion. What’s New in This Edition Expanded to three volumes, with Volume One focusing on fundamentals Extensive updates and revisions throughout Updated information on HPI/CPI industries, including alternative fuels, advanced refining techniques, emissions standards, and new technologies Expanded coverage of the physical and chemical principles of combustion New practices in coal combustion, such as gasification The latest developments in cold-flow modeling, CFD-based modeling, and mathematical modeling Greater coverage of pollution emissions and NOx reduction techniques New material on combustion diagnostics, testing, and training More property data useful for the design and operation of combustion equipment Coverage of technologies such as metallurgy, refractories, blowers, and vapor control equipment Now expanded to three volumes, the second edition of the bestselling The John Zink Combustion Handbook continues to provide the comprehensive coverage, up-to-date information, and visual presentation that made the first edition an industry standard. Featuring color illustrations and photographs throughout, Volume One: Fundamentals helps you broaden your understanding of industrial combustion to better meet the challenges of this field. For the other volumes in the set, see The John Zink Hamworthy Combustion Handbook, Second Edition: Three-Volume Set.

Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principles

Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principles
  • Author : Dennis P. Nolan
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Pages : 496
  • Relase : 2014-05-28
  • ISBN : 9780323311441

Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principles Book Review:

Written by an engineer for engineers, this book is both training manual and on-going reference, bringing together all the different facets of the complex processes that must be in place to minimize the risk to people, plant and the environment from fires, explosions, vapour releases and oil spills. Fully compliant with international regulatory requirements, relatively compact but comprehensive in its coverage, engineers, safety professionals and concerned company management will buy this book to capitalize on the author’s life-long expertise. This is the only book focusing specifically on oil and gas and related chemical facilities. This new edition includes updates on management practices, lessons learned from recent incidents, and new material on chemical processes, hazards and risk reviews (e.g. CHAZOP). Latest technology on fireproofing, fire and gas detection systems and applications is also covered. An introductory chapter on the philosophy of protection principles along with fundamental background material on the properties of the chemicals concerned and their behaviours under industrial conditions, combined with a detailed section on modern risk analysis techniques makes this book essential reading for students and professionals following Industrial Safety, Chemical Process Safety and Fire Protection Engineering courses. A practical, results-oriented manual for practicing engineers, bringing protection principles and chemistry together with modern risk analysis techniques Specific focus on oil and gas and related chemical facilities, making it comprehensive and compact Includes the latest best practice guidance, as well as lessons learned from recent incidents

Applied Metallurgy and Corrosion Control

Applied Metallurgy and Corrosion Control
  • Author : Amiya Kumar Lahiri
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 544
  • Relase : 2017-08-23
  • ISBN : 9789811046841

Applied Metallurgy and Corrosion Control Book Review:

This book serves as a comprehensive resource on metals and materials selection for the petrochemical industrial sector. The petrochemical industry involves large scale investments, and to maintain profitability the plants are to be operated with minimum downtime and failure of equipment, which can also cause safety hazards. To achieve this objective proper selection of materials, corrosion control, and good engineering practices must be followed in both the design and the operation of plants. Engineers and professional of different disciplines involved in these activities are required to have some basic understanding of metallurgy and corrosion. This book is written with the objective of servings as a one-stop shop for these engineering professionals. The book first covers different metallic materials and their properties, metal forming processes, welding, and corrosion and corrosion control measures. This is followed by considerations in material selection and corrosion control in three major industrial sectors, oil & gas production, oil refinery, and fertilizers. The importance of pressure vessel codes as well as inspection and maintenance repair practices have also been highlighted. The book will be useful for technicians and entry level engineers in these industrial sectors. Additionally, the book may also be used as primary or secondary reading for graduate and professional coursework.

Handbook of Gasification Technology

Handbook of Gasification Technology
  • Author : James G. Speight
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 544
  • Relase : 2020-04-14
  • ISBN : 9781118773536

Handbook of Gasification Technology Book Review:

Gasification is one of the most important advancements that has ever occurred in energy production. Using this technology, for example, coal can be gasified into a product that has roughly half the carbon footprint of coal. On a large scale, gasification could be considered a revolutionary development, not only prolonging the life of carbon-based fuels, but making them “greener” and cleaner. As long as much of the world still depends on fossil fuels, gasification will be an environmentally friendlier choice for energy production. But gasification is not just used for fossil fuels. Waste products that would normally be dumped into landfills or otherwise disposed of can be converted into energy through the process of gasification. The same is true of biofeedstocks and other types of feedstocks, thus making another argument for the widespread use of gasification. The Handbook of Gasification Technology covers all aspects of the gasification, in a “one-stop shop,” from the basic science of gasification and why it is needed to the energy sources, processes, chemicals, materials, and machinery used in the technology. Whether a veteran engineer or scientist using it as a reference or a professor using it as a textbook, this outstanding new volume is a must-have for any library.

Petrochemical Process Technology

Petrochemical Process Technology
  • Author : I D Mall
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 612
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : 1403931976

Petrochemical Process Technology Book Review:

This book provides a systematic and comprehensive introduction to various aspects of production of petrochemicals. Beginning with an introduction to petrochemicals, the book discusses the raw materials scenario with special reference to India. While discussing the profile of Indian petroleum and petrochemicals industries, the book emphasises on recent advances in the production of basic raw materials, namely, olefins, aromatics, intermediates and finished products like polymers, elastomers, polyurethane, synthetic fibres, and so on. Issues of environmental management, corrosion and selection of materials of construction in the petrochemical industries have also been dealt with. It has been written in consultation with numerous leading engineers and technologists working in the petroleum, petrochemical and R&D centres in related areas.