The Chemical Industries Series offers in-depth texts related to all aspects of the chemical industries from experts and leaders in academia and industry. The titles explore recent developments and best practices that facilitate successful process control and commercialization of industrial processes and products to help meet changing market demands and match the stringent emission standards. The series focuses on technologies, process development improvements, and new applications to ensure proper performance in industrial units and evaluation of novel process designs that will result in production of valuable products from efficient and economical processes.
Interfacial Properties of Petroleum Products
Process Chemistry of Lubricant Base Stocks
Clathrate Hydrates of Natural Gases
Hydroprocessing of Heavy Oils and Residua
Chemical Process Performance Evaluation
Structured Catalysts and Reactors
By Lilianna Z. Pillon
November 28, 2007
With mounting pressure to extract petroleum from oil sands and other unconventional sources, oil refineries must adapt their processing methods to handle increasingly heavy crude oils. Unlike traditional crude oils, the properties of heavier crude oils include higher viscosity, metal, salt, and ...
By Thomas R. Lynch
September 21, 2007
Advances in processing methods are not only improving the quality and yield of lubricant base stocks, they are also reducing the dependence on more expensive crude oil starting materials. Process Chemistry of Lubricant Base Stocks provides a comprehensive understanding of the chemistry behind the ...
By Carolyn A. Koh, E. Dendy Sloan, Jr.
September 07, 2007
Hydrate research has expanded substantially over the past decade, resulting in more than 4,000 hydrate-related publications. Collating this vast amount of information into one source, Clathrate Hydrates of Natural Gases, Third Edition presents a thoroughly updated, authoritative, and comprehensive ...
By Jorge Ancheyta, James G. Speight
May 08, 2007
Many oil refineries employ hydroprocessing for removing sulfur and other impurities from petroleum feedstocks. Capable of handling heavier feedstocks than other refining techniques, hydroprocessing enables refineries to produce higher quality products from unconventional — and formerly wasted — ...
By Ali Cinar, Ahmet Palazoglu, Ferhan Kayihan
January 11, 2007
The latest advances in process monitoring, data analysis, and control systems are increasingly useful for maintaining the safety, flexibility, and environmental compliance of industrial manufacturing operations. Focusing on continuous, multivariate processes, Chemical Process Performance Evaluation...
By Andrzej Cybulski, Jacob A. Moulijn
November 02, 2005
Interest in structured catalysts is steadily increasing due to the already proven, as well as potential, advantages of these catalysts. Updating the comprehensive coverage of the first edition published in 1998 with the latest science and applications, Structured Catalysts and Reactors, Second ...
By Michael T. Klein, Gang Hou, Ralph Bertolacini, Linda J. Broadbelt, Ankush Kumar
September 28, 2005
In the past two decades, new modeling efforts have gradually incorporated more molecular and structural detail in response to environmental and technical interests. Molecular Modeling in Heavy Hydrocarbon Conversions introduces a systematic molecule-based modeling approach with a system of chemical...
By John Rezaiyan, Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff
April 08, 2005
In contrast to traditional combustion, gasification technologies offer the potential for converting coal and low or negative-value feedstocks, such as petroleum coke and various waste materials into usable energy sources or chemicals. With a growing number of companies operating and marketing ...
By Savvas G. Hatzikiriakos, Kalman B. Migler
November 30, 2004
Polymer Processing Instabilities: Control and Understanding offers a practical understanding of the various flows that occur during the processing of polymer melts. The book pays particular attention to flow instabilities that affect the rate of production and the methods used to prevent and ...
By George J. Antos, Abdullah M. Aitani
February 23, 2004
Catalytic Naphtha Reforming, Second Edition presents modern, crystal-clear explanations of every aspect of this critical process for generating high-octane reformate products for gasoline blending and production of benzene, toluene, and xylene (BTX) aromatics. The book details the chemistry of ...
By Wen-Ching Yang
March 19, 2003
This reference details particle characterization, dynamics, manufacturing, handling, and processing for the employment of multiphase reactors, as well as procedures in reactor scale-up and design for applications in the chemical, mineral, petroleum, power, cement and pharmaceuticals industries. The...
By James Riley Couper, O. Thomas Beasley, W. Roy Penney
November 08, 2000
"Covers global and domestic competition, marketing strategies, operating expenses, and environmental and safety regulations for chemical professionals at all levels. Contains up-to-date mergers and acquisitions of chemical companies."...