The Desulfurization of Heavy Oils and Residua: 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Desulfurization of Heavy Oils and Residua

2nd Edition

Edited by James G. Speight

CRC Press

480 pages

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"Second Edition expands and updates information on the technological aspects of refining heavy oils, residua, bitumen, and other high-sulfur feedstocks. Focuses on the range of next-generation refining processes."


"Reviews of the First Edition. . . . . .the book allows the reader to follow the entire process, from first principles to industrial application. "

---Oil & Gas Journal

". . .an excellent text for both student and day-to-day reference for the practicing engineer dealing in petroleum, heavy oils, and feedstocks. "

---Energy Sources

". . .describes in an excellent way the interrelation between the problems of desulfurization of heavy oils and residua. . . .recommended. "

---Fuel Processing Technology about the second edition

"….a welcome addition to any reference collection on petroleum processing. It is particularly aimed at readers who are new to the field, and it succeeds in providing both factual content and a summary of the trends and unresolved issues in processing of heavy oil and residue materials."

---Energy & Fuels, 2000

Table of Contents

History, definitions, and occurrence; feedstock evaluation; feedstock composition; desulphurization chemistry; the desulphurization process; influence of feedstock; desulphurization during refining; upgrading heavy feedstocks; desulphurization processes; hydrogen production; conversion factors.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical