Handbook of Industrial Hydrocarbon Processes
- James Speight, Independent Consultant and Editor on multiple journals, including the Petroleum Science and Technology. Dr. Speight is also Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Fuels Engineering at the University of Utah.
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.
Petroleum Engineers, Chemical Engineers, Environmental Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Chemical plant and system operators, Gas plant operators