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1st Edition

Thermal and Catalytic Processing in Petroleum Refining Operations

  • Available for pre-order on March 21, 2023. Item will ship after April 11, 2023
ISBN 9781032027203
April 11, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
354 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book presents the thermal and catalytic processes in refining. The differences between each type of process and the types of feedstock that can be used for the processes are presented. Relevant process data is provided, and process operations are fully described. This accessible guide is written for managers, professionals and technicians as well as graduate students transitioning into the refining industry.

Key Features:

  • Describes feedstock evaluation and the effects of elemental, chemical and fractional composition.
  • Details reactor types and bed types.
  • Explores the process options and parameters involved.
  • Assesses coke formation and additives.
  • Considers next generation processes and developments.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview of Refining Processes. Chapter 2: Feedstocks and Feedstock Composition. Chapter 3: Feedstock Evaluation. Chapter 4: Thermal Cracking Processes. Chapter 5: Catalytic Cracking Processes. Chapter 6: Fouling During Thermal and Catalytic Processes. Chapter 7: Importance in the Refinery.

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Dr. James G. Speight has doctorate degrees in Chemistry, Geological Sciences, and Petroleum Engineering and is the author of more than 95 books in petroleum science, petroleum engineering, and environmental sciences. He has more than fifty years of experience in areas associated with (i) the properties, recovery, and refining of reservoir fluids, conventional petroleum, heavy oil, and tar sand bitumen, (ii) the properties and refining of natural gas, gaseous fuels, (iii) the production and properties of petrochemicals, and (iv) the properties and refining of biomass, biofuels, biogas, and the generation of bioenergy. His work has also focused on safety issues, environmental effects, remediation, and safety issues as well as reactors associated with the production and use of fuels and biofuels.

Although he has always worked in private industry which focused on contract-based work, he has served as Visiting Professor in the Department of Chemical and Fuels Engineering at the University of Utah and in the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Wyoming. In addition, he was a Visiting Professor in the College of Science, University of Mosul, Iraq and has also been a Visiting Professor in Chemical Engineering at the following universities: University of Missouri-Columbia, the Technical University of Denmark, and the University of Trinidad and Tobago.

Dr. Speight has received the Scientists without Borders Medal of Honor and the Einstein Medal for outstanding contributions and service in the field of Geological Sciences.