Fossil Fuels such as petroleum and natural gas are the most commonly used raw materials for hydrocarbon processes. However, as cost and competition for these raw materials continue to rise, manufactures of hydrocarbons based products have seen their profit margins dwindle. As a result, producers are seeking more cost effective processes as well as more readily available sources of hydrocarbons.
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.
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- 19th November 2010
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"This book comes from an author with plenty of experience and a good track record of producing interesting and informative reference works. There is currently a lot of hiring into the oil industry and that means there is a market for entry-level texts that can be used to train all these new people."--Gavin Towler, Adjunct Professor Northwestern University and Senior Manager, Process Design, Modelling and Equipment, UOP LLC