Fundamentals of Petroleum Refining

  • Filename: fundamentals-of-petroleum-refining.
  • ISBN: 0080931561
  • Release Date: 2009-11-19
  • Number of pages: 516
  • Author: Mohamed A. Fahim
  • Publisher: Elsevier



Fundamentals of Petroleum Refining presents the fundamentals of thermodynamics and kinetics, and it explains the scientific background essential for understanding refinery operations. The text also provides a detailed introduction to refinery engineering topics, ranging from the basic principles and unit operations to overall refinery economics. The book covers important topics, such as clean fuels, gasification, biofuels, and environmental impact of refining, which are not commonly discussed in most refinery textbooks. Throughout the source, problem sets and examples are given to help the reader practice and apply the fundamental principles of refining. Chapters 1-10 can be used as core materials for teaching undergraduate courses. The first two chapters present an introduction to the petroleum refining industry and then focus on feedstocks and products. Thermophysical properties of crude oils and petroleum fractions, including processes of atmospheric and vacuum distillations, are discussed in Chapters 3 and 4. Conversion processes, product blending, and alkylation are covered in chapters 5-10. The remaining chapters discuss hydrogen production, clean fuel production, refining economics and safety, acid gas treatment and removal, and methods for environmental and effluent treatments. This source can serve both professionals and students (on undergraduate and graduate levels) of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Chemistry, and Chemical Technology. Beginners in the engineering field, specifically in the oil and gas industry, may also find this book invaluable. - Provides balanced coverage of fundamental and operational topics - Includes spreadsheets and process simulators for showing trends and simulation case studies - Relates processing to planning and management to give an integrated picture of refining

Fundamentals of Petroleum Refining

  • Filename: fundamentals-of-petroleum-refining.
  • ISBN: 0444527850
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: Mohamed A. Fahim
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science



Fundamentals of Petroleum Refining presents the fundamentals of thermodynamics and kinetics, and it explains the scientific background essential for understanding refinery operations. The text also provides a detailed introduction to refinery engineering topics, ranging from the basic principles and unit operations to overall refinery economics. The book covers important topics, such as clean fuels, gasification, biofuels, and environmental impact of refining, which are not commonly discussed in most refinery textbooks. Throughout the source, problem sets and examples are given to help the reader practice and apply the fundamental principles of refining. Chapters 1-10 can be used as core materials for teaching undergraduate courses. The first two chapters present an introduction to the petroleum refining industry and then focus on feedstocks and products. Thermophysical properties of crude oils and petroleum fractions, including processes of atmospheric and vacuum distillations, are discussed in Chapters 3 and 4. Conversion processes, product blending, and alkylation are covered in chapters 5-10. The remaining chapters discuss hydrogen production, clean fuel production, refining economics and safety, acid gas treatment and removal, and methods for environmental and effluent treatments. This source can serve both professionals and students (on undergraduate and graduate levels) of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Chemistry, and Chemical Technology. Beginners in the engineering field, specifically in the oil and gas industry, may also find this book invaluable. - Provides balanced coverage of fundamental and operational topics - Includes spreadsheets and process simulators for showing trends and simulation case studies - Relates processing to planning and management to give an integrated picture of refining

Fundamentals of Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering

  • Filename: fundamentals-of-petroleum-and-petrochemical-engineering.
  • ISBN: 1439851611
  • Release Date: 2016-04-19
  • Number of pages: 411
  • Author: Uttam Ray Chaudhuri
  • Publisher: CRC Press



The supply of petroleum continues to dwindle at an alarming rate, yet it is the source of a range of products — from gasoline and diesel to plastic, rubber, and synthetic fiber. Critical to the future of this commodity is that we learn to use it more judiciously and efficiently. Fundamentals of Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering provides a holistic understanding of petroleum and petrochemical products manufacturing, presented in a step-by-step sequence of the entire supply chain. Filled with crucial information relevant to a range of applications, the book covers topics such as: The essential preliminaries for the exploration and production of crude petroleum oil and gas Analysis of crude oil and its petroleum products The processing of petroleum in refineries The fundamentals of lubricating oil and grease Petrochemicals — their raw materials and end products, and manufacturing principles of industrially important products Theories and problems of unit operations and the processes involved in refineries and petrochemical plants Automatic operations in plants Start up, shutdown, maintenance, fire, and safety operations Commercial and managerial activities necessary for the ultimate success of a refining or manufacturing business Due to the advancement of technology, new petrochemicals are being invented and will continue to be relevant to the petroleum industry in the near future. Those entering the industry need a firm grasp of the basics as the field continues to open up new avenues of possibility, while at the same time being cognizant of the challenges that exist through the heightened focus on sustainable energy.

Handbook of Petroleum Refining Processes

  • Filename: handbook-of-petroleum-refining-processes.
  • ISBN: 0070417962
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 848
  • Author: Robert Allen Meyers
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing



Thoroughly revised and expanded, by 50%, the new edition of this handbook is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of petroleum refining processes. The author defines the technology, pollution control and economic aspects of 60 processes

Refining Processes Handbook

  • Filename: refining-processes-handbook.
  • ISBN: 0080523854
  • Release Date: 2003-10-16
  • Number of pages: 688
  • Author: Surinder Parkash, Ph. D
  • Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing



Besides covering topics like catalytic cracking, hydrocracking, and alkylation, this volume has chapters on waste water treatment and the economics of managing or commissioning the design of a petroleum refinery. Found only in this volume is material on operating a jointly owned and operated refinery. (Over the last decade, the ownership of many refineries has shifted to small companies, from the large, integrated companies. Because of this shift, many refineries are now jointly owned and operated.) Filled with handy process flow diagrams, this volume is the only reference that a chemical engineer or process manager in a petroleum refinery needs for answers to everyday process and operations questions. * Covers the technologies and operations of petroleum refineries * Provides material on operating a jointly owned and operated refinery * Gives readers a comprehensive introduction to petroleum refining, as well as a full reference to engineers in the field

Petroleum Refining

  • Filename: petroleum-refining.
  • ISBN: 9780203907924
  • Release Date: 2007-03-05
  • Number of pages: 488
  • Author: James H. Gary
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Petroleum refiners must face billion-dollar investments in equipment in order to meet ever-changing environmental requirements. Because the design and construction of new processing units entail several years’ lead time, refiners are reluctant to commit these dollars for equipment that may no longer meet certain conditions when the units come on stream. Written by experts with both academic and professional experience in refinery operation, design, and evaluation, Petroleum Refining Technology and Economics, Fifth Edition is an essential textbook for students and a vital resource for engineers. This latest edition of a bestselling text provides updated data and addresses changes in refinery feedstock, product distribution, and processing requirements resulting from federal and state legislation. Providing a detailed overview of today’s integrated fuels refinery, the book discusses each major refining process as they relate to topics such as feedstock preparation, operating costs, catalysts, yields, finished product properties, and economics. It also contains end-of-chapter problems and an ongoing case study.

Modeling and Simulation of Catalytic Reactors for Petroleum Refining

  • Filename: modeling-and-simulation-of-catalytic-reactors-for-petroleum-refining.
  • ISBN: 1118002164
  • Release Date: 2011-04-20
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Author: Jorge Ancheyta
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Modeling and Simulation of Catalytic Reactors for Petroleum Refining deals with fundamental descriptions of the main conversion processes employed in the petroleum refining industry: catalytic hydrotreating, catalytic reforming, and fluid catalytic cracking. Common approaches for modeling of catalytic reactors for steady-state and dynamic simulations are also described and analyzed. Aspects such as thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, process variables, process scheme, and reactor design are discussed in detail from both research and commercial points of view. Results of simulation with the developed models are compared with those determined at pilot plant scale as well as commercial practice. Kinetics data used in the reactor model are either taken from the literature or obtained under controlled experiments at the laboratory.

Deactivation of Heavy Oil Hydroprocessing Catalysts

  • Filename: deactivation-of-heavy-oil-hydroprocessing-catalysts.
  • ISBN: 9781118769911
  • Release Date: 2016-07-25
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Jorge Ancheyta
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Written by a scientist and researcher with more than 25 years of experience in the field, this serves as a complete guide to catalyst activity loss during the hydroprocessing of heavy oils. Explores the physical and chemical properties of heavy oils and hydroprocessing catalysts; the mechanisms of catalyst deactivation; catalyst characterization by a variety of techniques and reaction conditions; laboratory and commercial information for model validations; and more Demonstrates how to develop correlations and models for a variety of reaction scales with step-by-step descriptions and detailed experimental data Contains important implications for increasing operational efficiencies within the petroleum industry An essential reference for professionals and researchers working in the refining industry as well as students taking courses on chemical reaction engineering

Thermal and Catalytic Processes in Petroleum Refining

  • Filename: thermal-and-catalytic-processes-in-petroleum-refining.
  • ISBN: 0203912306
  • Release Date: 2003-02-26
  • Number of pages: 864
  • Author: Serge Raseev
  • Publisher: CRC Press



This text examines the thermal and catalytic processes involved in the refining of petroleum including visbreaking, coking, pyrolysis, catalytic cracking, oligomerization, alkylation, hydrofining, hydroisomerization, hydrocracking, and catalytic reforming. It analyzes the thermodynamics, reaction mechanisms, and kinetics of each process, as well as the effects of operating conditions and reactor design on process performance and product quality. This is a valuable resource for chemists who wish to improve their knowledge of some of the real world issues that must be addressed in hydrocarbon conversion. Topics include processes on metallic catalysts, processes using bifunctional catalysts, and catalytic reforming.

Petroleum Refining Processes

  • Filename: petroleum-refining-processes.
  • ISBN: 9780203908648
  • Release Date: 2001-10-31
  • Number of pages: 728
  • Author: James G. Speight
  • Publisher: CRC Press



This work highlights contemporary approaches to resource utilization and provides comprehensive coverage of technological advances in residuum conversion. It illustrates state-of-the-art engineering methods for the refinement of heavy oils, bitumen, and other high-sulphur feedstocks.

Handbook of Petroleum Processing

  • Filename: handbook-of-petroleum-processing.
  • ISBN: 1402028199
  • Release Date: 2006-01-11
  • Number of pages: 1353
  • Author: David S. J. Jones
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



This handbook describes and discusses the features that make up the petroleum refining industry. It begins with a description of the crude oils and their nature, and continues with the saleable products from the refining processes, with a review of the environmental impact. There is a complete overview of the processes that make up the refinery with a brief history of those processes. It also describes design technique, operation, and, in the case of catalytic units, the chemistry of the reaction routes. These discussions are supported by calculation procedures and examples, sufficient to enable input to modern computer simulation packages.

Handbook of Petroleum Refining Processes

  • Filename: handbook-of-petroleum-refining-processes.
  • ISBN: 1681173964
  • Release Date: 2015-08-01
  • Number of pages: 265
  • Author: Naitik Verma
  • Publisher:



Fundamentals of Petroleum Refining present the fundamentals of thermodynamics and kinetics, and it explains the scientific background essential for understanding refinery operations. The text also provides a detailed introduction to refinery engineering topics, ranging from the basic principles and unit operations to overall refinery economics. The book covers important topics, such as clean fuels, gasification, biofuels, and environmental impact of refining. Petroleum refining is a unique and critical in the petroleum supply chain, from the wellhead to the pump. The other add value to petroleum mainly by moving and storing it (e.g., lifting crude oil to the surface; moving crude oil from oil fields to storage facilities and then to refineries; moving refined products from refinery to terminals and end-use locations, etc.). Refining adds value by converting crude oil (which in itself has little end-use value) into a range of refined products, including transportation fuels. The primary economic objective in refining is to maximize the value added in converting crude oil into finished products.

Fundamentals of Investing in Oil and Gas

  • Filename: fundamentals-of-investing-in-oil-and-gas.
  • ISBN: 9780989043410
  • Release Date: 2013-05-02
  • Number of pages: 308
  • Author: Chris Termeer
  • Publisher: Chris Termeer



The intent of this book is to educate the reader about the vast complexities of the oil and gas industry and to motivate involvement in domestic oil and gas development, production and refinement. Explains the industry in non-technical language for an average person.

Fundamentals of Air Pollution

  • Filename: fundamentals-of-air-pollution.
  • ISBN: 0080552846
  • Release Date: 2007-10-01
  • Number of pages: 968
  • Author: Daniel Vallero
  • Publisher: Academic Press



Fundamentals of Air Pollution is an important and widely used textbook in the environmental science and engineering community. Written shortly after the passage of the seminal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, the third edition was quite timely. Surprisingly, the text has remained relevant for university professors, engineers, scientists, policy makers and students up to recent years. However, in light of the transition in the last five years from predominantly technology-based standards (maximum achievable control technologies or MACTs) to risk-based regulations and air quality standards, the text must be updated significantly. The fourth edition will be updated to include numerous MACTs which were not foreseen during the writing of the third edition, such as secondary lead (Pb) smelting, petroleum refining, aerospace manufacturing, marine vessel loading, ship building, printing and publishing, elastomer production, offsite waste operations, and polyethylene terephthalate polymer and styrene-based thermoplastic polymers production. * Focuses on the process of risk assessment, management and communication, the key to the study of air pollution. * Provides the latest information on the technological breakthroughs in environmental engineering since last edition * Updated information on computational and diagnostic and operational tools that have emerged in recent years.

Fundamentals of Industrial Catalytic Processes

  • Filename: fundamentals-of-industrial-catalytic-processes.
  • ISBN: 9781118209738
  • Release Date: 2011-11-30
  • Number of pages: 992
  • Author: C. H. Bartholomew
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Catalysis is central to the chemical industry, as it is directly or involved in the production of almost all useful chemical products. In this book the authors, present the definitive account of industrial catalytic processes. Throughout Fundamentals of Industrial Catalytic Processes the information is illustrated with many case studies and problems. This book is valuable to anyone wanting a clear account of industrial catalytic processes, but is particularly useful to industrial and academic chemists and engineers and graduate working on catalysis. This book also: Covers fundamentals of catalytic processes, including chemistry, catalyst preparation, properties and reaction engineering. Addresses heterogeneous catalytic processes employed by industry. Provides detailed data on existing catalysts and catalytic reactions, process design and chemical engineering. Covers catalysts used in fuel cells.

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