Proceedings of the 1st Annual Gas Processing Symposium

Proceedings of the 1st Annual Gas Processing Symposium

10-12 January, 2009 - Qatar

1st Edition - November 26, 2008

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  • Editors: Hassan Alfadala, G.V. Rex Reklaitis, Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080932972
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444532923

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As the cleanest source of fossil energy with the most advantageous CO2 footprint, natural gas continues to increase its share in the global energy market. This book provides state-of-the-art contributions in the area of gas processing. Special emphasis is given to Liquified Natural Gas (LNG); the book also covers the following gas processing applications in parallel sessions:* Natural Gas processing and treatment * Gas To Power and water* Gas To Liquid (GTL)* Gas To Petrochemicals, including olefins, ammonia and methanol

Key Features

* Provides a state-of-the-art review of gas processing technologies
* Covers design, operating tools, and methodologies
* Includes case studies and practical applications


process engineers and technology developers in the oil and gas industry; researchers in the field of energy, chemical engineering, petroleum engineering, mechanical engineering

Table of Contents

  • Liquefied Energy Chain
    1. A Multi-Paradigm Energy Model for Liquid Natural Gas Analysis, Bri-Mathias S. Hodge, J.F. Pekny, and G.V. Reklaitis
    2. Dynamic Optimization of the LNG Value Chain, B.A. Foss, and I.J. Halvorsen
    3. Liquifaction Technology Developments through History, P. Bosma, and R. Klein Nagelvoort
    4. The Globalization of LNG Markets: Historical Context, Current Trends, and Prospects for the Future, S.L. Sakmar, JD., LL.M., and D.R. Kendall, Jr.
    5. The Liquefied Energy Chain, A. Aspelund, and T. Gundersen

    Natural Gas Process Equipement Design
    6. A Universal Methodology Based on SIMAR for Composing and Evaluating Expander Based Processes, C. Yengle, and S. Huang
    7. Application of Hybrid Coolers for Base Load LNG Liquefaction Plants, J.C. Kuo, and P.G. Demakos
    8. Cost Estimation and Optimization of the Topping Unit Products at the Steady State Condition, N. Saghatoleslami, F. Shikholeslami, F. Shahraki, and Y. Dadmohamadi
    9. Minimum Energy Operation of Petlyuk Distillation Columns - Nonsharp Product
    Specifications, I.J. Halvorsena, and S. Skogestad
    10. The Engineering of Compact Exchangers to Required Dimensions, M.Picon Nunez, C.E. Carreon, and G.T. Polley
    11. Towards the Dynamic Initialisation of C4 Splitter Models, I. Dones, H.A. Preisig, and S. de Graaf

    Process Design
    12. An Overview of New Methodologies for the Design of Cryogenic Processes with an
    emphasis on LNG, T. Gundersen, P.I. Batron, and A. Aspelund
    13. A Shortcut Thermodynamic Model for Simulating LNG Liquefaction Facilities,
    S. Huang, N. Tsai, and P. Shah
    14. Phase Behavior Concerns for Multicomponent Natural Gas-Like Mixtures, M. Atilhan, J. Zhou, S. Ejaz, D. Cristancho, J. Holste, and K.R. Hall
    15. Simulation and Energy Integration of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Plant, S.A. Al-Sobhi, H.E. Alfadala, and M.M. El-Halwagi
    16. Wide Range, High Accuracy P&ro;T Measurements by Single Sinker Magnetic Suspension Densimeter for Natural Gas-Like Mixtures, M. Atilhan, P.V. Patil, S. Ejaz, D. Cristancho, J. Holste, and K.R. Hall

    Process Synthesis and Optimization
    17. A Short-term Operational Planning Model for a LNG Production System, A. Selot, Loi Kwong-Kuok, M. Robinson, Th.L. Mason, and P.I. Barton
    18. Development in Mixed Refrigerant Cycles Used in Olefin Plants, M. Mafi, M. Amidpour, and S.M.M. Naeynian
    19. Nuclear Technology for Frontier Advances in the Natural Gas Industry, R.P. Taleyarkhan
    19. A Method for Optimal Operation of BOG Compression in a LNG Gasification Plant, Myung Wook Shin, Namjin Jang, Soo Hyoung Choi, Dongil Shin, Chonghun Han, and En Sup Yoon
    20. Optimizing Compressor Operations in an LNG Plant, M.M. Faruque Hasan, I.A. Karimi, and H.E. Alfadala
    21. Synthesis of Heat Exchanger Networks Involving Phase Changes, M.M. Faruque Hasan, I.A. Karimi, and H.E. Alfadala
    22. Towards a Framework for Systematic Innovation of Catalytic Gas Conversion
    Processes, P. Linke, D. Linke, and D. Montolio-Rodriguez

    Process Control
    23. Maintenance Issues in Oil and Gas Processes: Detection of Valve Stiction,
    S. Ahmed, S.L. Shaha, and Biao Huang
    24. Simple LNG Process - Part I: Optimal Design, J.B. Jensen, and S. Skogestad
    25. Simple LNG Process - Part II: Optimal Operation, J.B. Jensen, and S. Skogestad
    26. Unlocking the Potential of Modern Control and Optimization Strategies in LNG Productio, W. Sturm, M. Parra-Calvache, F. Chantant, and J. van Opstal

    Acid Gas Removal
    27. CO_2 Capture by Novel Amine Blends, P.D. Vaidya, and E.Y. Kenig
    28. PVA/PVAm Blend FSC Membrane for Natural Gas Sweetening, Liyuan Deng, Taek-Joong Kim, M. Sandru, and M.-B. Hägg
    29. Simulation of an Acid Gas Removal Process Using Methyldiethanolamine; an
    Equilibrium Approach, H.E. Alfadala, and E. Al-Musleh
    30. Simulation of the Process of Biological Removal of Hydrogen Sulfide from Gas, E.M. Elkanzi
    31. Solubility of Sulfur in Sour Gas Mixtures, J.J. Carroll

    Sustainability, Safety and Asset Management in LNG Industry
    32. Asset Management Practices at Qatargas, A.K. Attou, and Q. Ahmed
    33. Risk Based Integrity Modeling of Gas Processing Facilities using Bayesian Analysis, P. Thodi, F. Khan, and M. Haddara
    34. Safety of Buried Pressurized Gas Pipelines near Explosion Sources, F. Rigas
    35. Shipboard Reliquefaction for Large LNG Carriers, T.N. Anderson, M.E. Ehrhardt, R.E. Foglesong, T. Bolton, D. Jones, and A. Richardson
    36. Safety Assessment of LNG Terminal Focused on the Consequence Analysis of LNG Spills, Ku Hwoi Kim, Jamin Koo, Ho Soo Kim, Hwayong Kim, and En Sup Yoon
    37. Towards a Holistic Approach to the Sustainable Use of Seawater for Process Cooling, A. Abdel-Wahab, P. Linke, H. Alfadala, M. El-Halwagi, and B. Batchelor
    38. Transport and Fate of Chlorinated By-Products Associated with Cooling Water
    Discharges, A.E. Adenekan, V.S. Kolluru, and J.P. Smith

    Gas to Liquids
    39. Comparative Economic Analysis of Gas-to-Liquid Processes for Optimal Product Selection, Chul-Jin Lee, and Chonghun Han
    40. GTL Feed by Catalytic Oxidation of Methane in Plate Reactor, M.A. Nakoua , and M.H. El-Naas
    41. Scale-up and Demonstration of Fischer-Tropsch Technology, D. Schanke, M. Wagner, and P. Taylor
    42. Shell GTL, from Bench Scale to World Scale, R. Overtoom, N. Fabricius, and W. Leenhouts

    Gas to Petrochemicals
    43. Model-based Retrofit Design and Analysis of Petrochemical processes, J. Rashed, and R. Gani
    44. Natural Gas Conversion to Ethylene: An Experimental and Numerical Study, N. Yaghobi, and Mir Hamid Reza Ghoreishy
    45. Value Creation through Integration of Downstream Process Technologies, M.J. Hagenson, B. Kreischer, W. Valerioti, and Ch. Nease
    46. The VCM Process Economics: Global and Raw Material Impacts, F. Benyahia

    Gas to Liquids continued
    47. An Approach to the Design of Advanced Fischer-Tropsch Reactor for Operation
    in Near-Critical and Supercritical Phase Media, Nimir O. Elbashir, Buping Bao and Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi

Product details

  • No. of pages: 456
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2008
  • Published: November 26, 2008
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080932972
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444532923

About the Editors

Hassan Alfadala

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Gas Processing Center and Dean of Engineering, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

G.V. Rex Reklaitis

Affiliations and Expertise

Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi

Dr. Mahmoud El-Halwagi is professor and holder of the McFerrin Professorship at the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University. He is internationally recognized for pioneering contributions in the principles and applications of process integration and sustainable design. He has served as a consultant to a wide variety of processing industries. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and is the recipient of prestigious research and educational awards including the American AIChE Sustainable Engineering Forum Research Excellence Award, the Celanese and the Fluor Distinguished Teaching Awards, and the US National Science Foundation's National Young Investigator Award.

Affiliations and Expertise

The Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A & M University, College Station, USA

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