Handbook of Industrial Hydrocarbon Processes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750686327, 9780080942711

Handbook of Industrial Hydrocarbon Processes

1st Edition

eBook ISBN: 9780080942711
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750686327
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 19th November 2010
Page Count: 602
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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.

Key Features

  • Flow diagrams and descriptions of more than 250 leading-edge process technologies
  • An analysis of chemical reactions and process steps that are required to produce chemicals from various raw materials
  • Properties, availability and environmental impact of various raw materials used in hydrocarbon processing


Petroleum Engineers, Chemical Engineers, Environmental Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Chemical plant and system operators, Gas plant operators

Table of Contents

  1. Chemistry and Chemical Technology
    2. Raw Materials for Hydrocarbon Manufacture
    3. Production of Hydrocarbons by Petroleum Refining
    4. Production of Hydrocarbons by Gas Processing
    5. Products of Gas Processing and Petroleum Refining
    6. Physical and Chemical Properties of Hydrocarbons
    7. Thermal Decomposition of Hydrocarbons
    8. Hydrocarbon Combustion
    9. Petrochemicals
    10. Manufacture of Monomers, Polymers, and Plastics
    11. Pharmaceuticals
    12. Environmental Effects of Hydrocarbons


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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

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