Handbook of Petroleum Refining: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Handbook of Petroleum Refining

1st Edition

By James G. Speight

CRC Press

769 pages | 234 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781466591608
pub: 2016-10-04
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Petroleum refining involves refining crude petroleum as well as producing raw materials for the petrochemical industry. This book covers current refinery processes and process-types that are likely to come on-stream during the next three to five decades. The book includes (1) comparisons of conventional feedstocks with heavy oil, tar sand bitumen, and bio-feedstocks; (2) properties and refinability of the various feedstocks; (3) thermal processes versus hydroprocesses; and (4) the influence of refining on the environment.


". . . there is little omitted that one would need to know about petroleum refining, from crude oil itself through LNG to bitumen. . . this one I can totally praise and recommend to anyone wishing to know more about the oil industry."


Table of Contents

Feedstock Properties. Refining Processes. Refining Chemistry. Distillation. Thermal Cracking. Catalytic Cracking. Deasphalting and Dewaxing Processes. Hydrotreating and Desulfurization. Hydrocracking. Corrosion in Refineries. Refining and the Environment. Conversion Factors. Glossary Page. Index.

About the Author

Dr. James G. Speight is a consultant, author, and lecturer on energy and environmental issues at CD & W Inc., Laramie, Wyoming, USA. He previously served as CEO and Chief Scientific Officer at the Western Research Institute.

About the Series

Chemical Industries

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Fossil Fuels