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: 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 Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering

  • Filename: fundamentals-of-petroleum-and-petrochemical-engineering.
  • ISBN: 9380090463
  • Release Date: 2012-01-01
  • Number of pages: 308
  • Author: Ulag Mahadevan
  • Publisher:



CONTENTS: Crude Petroleum Oil; Petroleum Products & Test Methods; Processing Operations in Refinery; Palm Oil Processing; Lubricating Oil & Grease; Petrochemicals; Petroleum Refining Corrosion; Extraction.

Refining Processes Handbook

  • Filename: refining-processes-handbook.
  • ISBN: 075067721X
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 712
  • Author: Surinder Parkash
  • Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing



For the first time, an essential reference for the multi-billion dollar petrochemical industry that covers the complex topics involved in refining.

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.

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.

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.

Practical Advances in Petroleum Processing

  • Filename: practical-advances-in-petroleum-processing.
  • ISBN: 9780387257891
  • Release Date: 2007-01-10
  • Number of pages: 866
  • Author: Chang Samuel Hsu
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Includes topics not found together in books on petroleum processing: economics, automation, process modeling, online optimization, safety, environmental protection Combines overviews of petroleum composition, refinery processes, process automation, and environmental protection with comprehensive chapters on recent advances in hydroprocessing, FCC, lubricants, hydrogen management Gives diverse perspectives, both geographic and topical, because contributors include experts from eight different countries in North America, Europe and Asia, representing oil companies, universities, catalyst vendors, process licensors, consultants and engineering contractors

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.

Dictionary of Oil Gas and Petrochemical Processing

  • Filename: dictionary-of-oil-gas-and-petrochemical-processing.
  • ISBN: 9781466588257
  • Release Date: 2013-12-04
  • Number of pages: 478
  • Author: Alireza Bahadori
  • Publisher: CRC Press



In industry, miscommunication can cause frustration, create downtime, and even trigger equipment failure. By providing a common ground for more effective discourse, the Dictionary of Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Processing can help eliminate costly miscommunication. An essential resource for oil, gas, and petrochemical industry professionals, engineers, academic staff, and science and engineering students, the dictionary defines over 5,000 technical and commercial terms encompassing exploration, production, processing, refining, pipelining, finance, management, and safety. From basic engineering principles to the latest drilling technology, the text covers the fundamentals and their real-world applications. Alphabetically arranged for quick reference, it contains easy-to-understand descriptions and figures, as well as oil and gas SI units and metric equivalents. Industry newcomers and personnel with no technical background especially benefit from the book’s practical language that clearly demonstrates the concepts behind the definitions.

Deactivation of Heavy Oil Hydroprocessing Catalysts

  • Filename: deactivation-of-heavy-oil-hydroprocessing-catalysts.
  • ISBN: 9781118769812
  • 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

Catalysis and Zeolites

  • Filename: catalysis-and-zeolites.
  • ISBN: 3540636501
  • Release Date: 1999-06-01
  • Number of pages: 564
  • Author: Jens Weitkamp
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Zeolites are used as catalysts for many technical/chemical processes and have a wide spectrum of catalytic possibilities. "Catalysis and Zeolites" gives the fundamentals and application areas in a comprehensive form written by experts from the university and the industry.

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.

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