Handbook of Industrial Hydrocarbon ProcessesBy
- James Speight
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
Hardbound, 602 Pages
Published: December 2010
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
- 1. Chemistry and Chemical Technology2. Raw Materials for Hydrocarbon Manufacture3. Production of Hydrocarbons by Petroleum Refining4. Production of Hydrocarbons by Gas Processing5. Products of Gas Processing and Petroleum Refining6. Physical and Chemical Properties of Hydrocarbons7. Thermal Decomposition of Hydrocarbons8. Hydrocarbon Combustion9. Petrochemicals10. Manufacture of Monomers, Polymers, and Plastics11. Pharmaceuticals12. Environmental Effects of Hydrocarbons