Chemical Industries

Series Editor: James G. Speight

  • Handbook of Petroleum Refining

    By James G. Speight

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-10-12 
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  • Handbook of Refinery Desulfurization

    By Nour Shafik El-Gendy, James G. Speight

    Handbook of Refinery Desulfurization describes the operation of the various desulfurization process units in a petroleum refinery. It also explains the processes that produce raw materials for the petrochemical industry. It illustrates all the possible processes to lower the sulfur contents in…

    Hardback – 2015-09-25
    CRC Press
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  • Petroleum and Gas Field Processing, Second Edition

    By Hussein K. Abdel-Aal, Mohamed A. Aggour, Mohamed A. Fahim

    Many oil production processes present a significant challenge to the oil and gas field processing facilities and equipment design. The optimization of the sequential operations of handling the oil–gas mixture can be a major factor in increasing oil and gas production rates and reducing operating…

    Paperback – 2015-09-15
    CRC Press
    Chemical Industries

  • Educating Scientists and Engineers for Academic and Non-Academic Career Success

    By James Speight

    In an increasingly technological world, the education of scientists and engineers has become an activity of growing importance. Educating Scientists and Engineers for Academic and Non-Academic Career Success focuses on the structure of the current educational system and describes the…

    Paperback – 2014-12-10
    CRC Press
    Chemical Industries

  • Refining Used Lubricating Oils

    By James Speight, Douglas I. Exall

    Used lubricating oil is a valuable resource. However, it must be re-refined mainly due to the accumulation of physical and chemical contaminants in the oil during service. Refining Used Lubricating Oils describes the properties of used lubricating oils and presents ways these materials can be…

    Hardback – 2014-04-07
    CRC Press
    Chemical Industries

  • The Chemistry and Technology of Petroleum, Fifth Edition

    By James G. Speight

    With demand for petroleum products increasing worldwide, there is a tendency for existing refineries to seek new approaches to optimize efficiency and throughput. In addition, changes in product specifications due to environmental regulations greatly influence the development of petroleum refining…

    Hardback – 2014-02-26
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    Chemical Industries

  • Transport Phenomena Fundamentals, Third Edition

    By Joel L. Plawsky

    The third edition of Transport Phenomena Fundamentals continues with its streamlined approach to the subject of transport phenomena, based on a unified treatment of heat, mass, and momentum transport using a balance equation approach. The new edition makes more use of modern tools for working…

    Hardback – 2014-01-23
    CRC Press
    Chemical Industries

  • Synthetics, Mineral Oils, and Bio-Based Lubricants

    Chemistry and Technology, Second Edition

    Edited by Leslie R. Rudnick

    Highlighting the major economic and industrial changes in the lubrication industry since the first edition, Synthetics, Mineral Oils, and Bio-Based Lubricants, Second Edition outlines the state of the art in each major lubricant application area. Chapters cover trends in the major industries,…

    Hardback – 2013-02-04
    CRC Press
    Chemical Industries

  • Modeling of Processes and Reactors for Upgrading of Heavy Petroleum

    By Jorge Ancheyta

    The worldwide petroleum industry is facing a dilemma: the production level of heavy petroleum is higher than that of light petroleum. Heavy crude oils possess high amounts of impurities (sulfur, nitrogen, metals, and asphaltenes), as well as a high yield of residue with consequent low production of…

    Hardback – 2013-01-29
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    Chemical Industries

  • Fundamentals of Automatic Process Control

    By Uttam Ray Chaudhuri, Utpal Ray Chaudhuri

    Strong theoretical and practical knowledge of process control is essential for plant practicing engineers and operators. In addition being able to use control hardware and software appropriately, engineers must be able to select or write computer programs that interface the hardware and software…

    Hardback – 2012-10-29
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    Chemical Industries

  • Practical Handbook on Biodiesel Production and Properties

    By Mushtaq Ahmad, Mir Ajab Khan, Muhammad Zafar, Shazia Sultana

    Biodiesel—a fuel substitute produced from vegetable oils, animal fats, or algae—is one of the most important renewable natural resources for agrarian countries. The justification for developing biodiesel as an alternate fuel is manifold, and rising crude oil prices and the vulnerability of energy…

    Paperback – 2012-09-25
    CRC Press
    Chemical Industries

  • The Chemistry and Technology of Coal, Third Edition

    By James G. Speight

    The demand for coal use (for electricity generation) and coal products, particularly liquid fuels and chemical feedstocks, is increasing throughout the world. Traditional markets such as North America and Europe are experiencing a steady increase in demand whereas emerging Asian markets, such as…

    Hardback – 2012-09-04
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    Chemical Industries

  • Introduction to Process Control, Second Edition

    By Jose A. Romagnoli, Ahmet Palazoglu

    Introduction to Process Control, Second Edition provides a bridge between the traditional view of process control and the current, expanded role by blending conventional topics with a broader perspective of more integrated process operation, control, and information systems. Updating and expanding…

    Hardback – 2012-02-14
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    Chemical Industries

  • Fundamentals of Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering

    By Uttam Ray Chaudhuri

    The supply of petroleum continues to dwindle at an alarming rate, yet it is the source of a range of products — from gasoline and diesel to plastic, rubber, and synthetic fiber. Critical to the future of this commodity is that we learn to use it more judiciously and efficiently. Fundamentals of…

    Hardback – 2010-12-13
    CRC Press
    Chemical Industries

  • Advances in Fluid Catalytic Cracking

    Testing, Characterization, and Environmental Regulations

    Edited by Mario L. Occelli

    Refiners’ efforts to conform to increasingly stringent laws and a preference for fuels derived from renewable sources have mandated changes in fluid cracking catalyst technology. Advances in Fluid Catalytic Cracking: Testing, Characterization, and Environmental Regulations explores recent advances…

    Hardback – 2010-11-30
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    Chemical Industries

  • Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reactor Technology

    By Tapio O. Salmi, Jyri-Pekka Mikkola, Johan P. Warna

    The role of the chemical reactor is crucial for the industrial conversion of raw materials into products and numerous factors must be considered when selecting an appropriate and efficient chemical reactor. Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reactor Technology defines the qualitative aspects that…

    Hardback – 2010-08-30
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    Chemical Industries

  • Asphaltenes

    Chemical Transformation during Hydroprocessing of Heavy Oils

    By Jorge Ancheyta, Fernando Trejo, Mohan Singh Rana

    During the upgrading of heavy petroleum, asphaltene is the most problematic impurity since it is the main cause of catalyst deactivation and sediments formation. Exploring many aspects related to asphaltenes composition and conversion, Asphaltenes: Chemical Transformation during Hydroprocessing of…

    Hardback – 2010-03-25
    CRC Press
    Chemical Industries

  • Advances in Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis, Catalysts, and Catalysis

    Edited by B. H. Davis, Mario L. Occelli

    Rising oil costs have stimulated significant interest in the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS) as a method for producing a synthetic petroleum substitute. Drawn from the proceedings at a symposium held during the 236th meeting of the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia in August 2008, Advances…

    Hardback – 2009-11-10
    CRC Press
    Chemical Industries

  • Lubricant Additives

    Chemistry and Applications, Second Edition

    Edited by Leslie R. Rudnick

    Cost, environmental, and performance issues coupled with legislative changes, new engine oil requirements, and technology development for exploration of space and the oceans are changing the lubrication additive market. Reflecting how the need for new applications drives the development of new…

    Hardback – 2009-04-20
    CRC Press
    Chemical Industries

  • Catalysis of Organic Reactions

    Twenty-second Conference

    Edited by Michael L. Prunier

    Apply an Omnibus of Knowledge from Leaders in the Field The unexpected diversity of topics presented at previous gatherings forced organizers of 2008’s 22nd Conference on Catalysis of Organic Reactions to expand its format to reflect the remarkable current degree of specialization in the field.…

    Hardback – 2008-12-24
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    Chemical Industries

  • The Scientist or Engineer as an Expert Witness

    By James G Speight

    The increased technical nature of litigation coupled with an increase in the number of cases have given rise to the need for a book specifically written for scientists and engineers called to testify as expert witnesses. Unique in its approach, The Scientist or Engineer as an Expert Witness assists…

    Hardback – 2008-11-14
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    Chemical Industries

  • Process Chemistry of Petroleum Macromolecules

    By Irwin A. Wiehe

    Although there is a shortage of light petroleum, there is plenty of heavy petroleum rich in macromolecules available, creating an increasing interest for processes that can convert heavy oils to light oils. Process Chemistry of Petroleum Macromolecules provides the scientific basis for such…

    Hardback – 2008-06-20
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    Chemical Industries

  • Interfacial Properties of Petroleum Products

    By Lilianna Z. Pillon

    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…

    Hardback – 2007-11-28
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    Chemical Industries

  • Process Chemistry of Lubricant Base Stocks

    By Thomas R. Lynch

    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…

    Hardback – 2007-09-21
    CRC Press
    Chemical Industries

  • Clathrate Hydrates of Natural Gases, Third Edition

    By E. Dendy Sloan, Jr., Carolyn Koh

    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…

    Hardback – 2007-09-07
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  • Hydroprocessing of Heavy Oils and Residua

    Edited by Jorge Ancheyta, James G. Speight

    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 —…

    Hardback – 2007-05-08
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    Chemical Industries

  • Chemical Process Performance Evaluation

    By Ali Cinar, Ahmet Palazoglu, Ferhan Kayihan

    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…

    Hardback – 2007-01-11
    CRC Press
    Chemical Industries

  • Catalysis of Organic Reactions

    Twenty-first Conference

    Edited by Stephen R. Schmidt

    Bringing together academic, industrial, and governmental researchers and developers, Catalysis of Organic Reactions comprises 57 peer-reviewed papers on the latest scientific developments in applied catalysis for organic reactions. The volume describes the use of both heterogeneous and homogeneous…

    Hardback – 2006-12-07
    CRC Press
    Chemical Industries

  • Bubbles, Drops, and Particles in Non-Newtonian Fluids, Second Edition

    By R.P. Chhabra

    Bubbles, Drops, and Particles in Non-Newtonian Fluids, Second Edition continues to provide thorough coverage of the scientific foundations and the latest advances in particle motion in non-Newtonian media. The book demonstrates how dynamic behavior of single particles can yield useful information…

    Hardback – 2006-07-25
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  • Alcoholic Fuels

    Edited by Shelley Minteer

    Scientists and engineers have made significant advances over the last two decades to achieve feasible, cost-efficient processes for the large-scale production of alternative, environmentally friendly sources of energy. Alcoholic Fuels describes the latest methods for producing fuels containing…

    Hardback – 2006-05-30
    CRC Press
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  • Structured Catalysts and Reactors

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Andrzej Cybulski, Jacob A. Moulijn

    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…

    Hardback – 2005-11-02
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  • Molecular Modeling in Heavy Hydrocarbon Conversions

    By Michael T. Klein, Gang Hou, Ralph Bertolacini, Linda J. Broadbelt, Ankush Kumar

    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…

    Hardback – 2005-09-28
    CRC Press
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  • Batch Processes

    Edited by Ekaterini Korovessi, Andreas A. Linninger

    Reduced time to market, lower production costs, and improved flexibility are critical success factors for batch processes. Their ability to handle variations in feedstock and product specifications has made them key to the operation of multipurpose facilities, and therefore quite popular in the…

    Hardback – 2005-09-26
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  • Metal Oxides

    Chemistry and Applications

    Edited by J.L.G. Fierro

    The chemistry of metals has traditionally been more understood than that of its oxides. As catalytic applications continue to grow in a variety of disciplines, Metal Oxides: Chemistry and Applications offers a timely account of transition-metal oxides (TMO), one of the most important classes of…

    Hardback – 2005-08-24
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  • Gasification Technologies

    A Primer for Engineers and Scientists

    By John Rezaiyan, Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff

    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…

    Hardback – 2005-04-08
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  • Catalysis of Organic Reactions

    Edited by John R. Sowa, Jr.

    This volume compiles 63 peer-reviewed scientific papers documenting the latest developments in the application of homogeneous, heterogeneous, and immobilized homogenous catalysts used in organic synthesis. Catalysis of Organic Reactions consists of primary research articles accompanied by…

    Hardback – 2005-03-30
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  • Industrial Chemical Cresols and Downstream Derivatives

    By Asim Kumar Mukhopadhyay

    Meeting the need for a comprehensive source addressing every aspect of cresol production, analysis, and impact, this detailed reference offers the most up-to-date account of cresols and their downstream derivatives, written by an internationally renowned consultant in the fine chemicals industry.…

    Hardback – 2004-12-20
    CRC Press
    Chemical Industries

  • Polymer Processing Instabilities

    Control and Understanding

    Edited by Savvas G. Hatzikiriakos, Kalman B. Migler

    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…

    Hardback – 2004-11-30
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  • Handbook of MTBE and Other Gasoline Oxygenates

    Edited by Halim Hamid, Mohammed Ashraf Ali

    This handbook presents the outlook for future production and consumption of MTBE and other oxygenates worldwide and studies new catalytic systems and modern methods for the synthesis and commercial production of methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) and related ethers. The scope of this sophisticated…

    Hardback – 2004-03-11
    CRC Press
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  • Catalytic Naphtha Reforming, Revised and Expanded

    2nd Edition

    Edited by George J. Antos, Abdullah M. Aitani

    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…

    Hardback – 2004-02-23
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  • Re-Engineering the Chemical Processing Plant

    Process Intensification

    By Andrzej Stankiewicz, Jacob A. Moulijn

    The first guide to compile current research and frontline developments in the science of process intensification (PI), Re-Engineering the Chemical Processing Plant illustrates the design, integration, and application of PI principles and structures for the development and optimization of chemical…

    Hardback – 2003-11-07
    CRC Press
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  • Thermodynamic Cycles

    Computer-Aided Design and Optimization

    By Chih Wu

    This reference illustrates the efficacy of CyclePad software for enhanced simulation of thermodynamic devices and cycles. It improves thermodynamic studies by reducing calculation time, ensuring design accuracy, and allowing for case-specific analyses. Offering a wide-range of pedagogical aids,…

    Hardback – 2003-10-21
    CRC Press
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  • Process Engineering Economics

    By James Riley Couper

    This reference outlines the fundamental concepts and strategies for economic assessments for informed management decisions in industry. The book illustrates how to prepare capital cost and operating expense estimates, profitability analyses, and feasibility studies, and how to execute sensitivity…

    Hardback – 2003-08-26
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  • Chemical Process Engineering

    Design And Economics

    By Harry Silla

    This illustrative reference presents a systematic approach to solving design problems by listing the needed equations, calculating degrees-of-freedom, developing calculation procedures to generate process specifications, and sizing equipment. Containing over thirty detailed examples of calculation…

    Hardback – 2003-08-08
    CRC Press
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  • Industrial Solvents Handbook, Revised And Expanded

    2nd Edition

    By Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff

    Keeping pace with current trends in solvent production, this volume builds upon its previous edition with broader coverage of safe handling practices, health effects, physical properties, and chemical synthesis routes to some of the most important organic solvents used in the chemical and allied…

    Hardback – 2003-04-15
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  • Batch Fermentation

    Modeling: Monitoring, and Control

    By Ali Cinar, Satish J. Parulekar, Cenk Undey, Gulnur Birol

    Illustrating techniques in model development, signal processing, data reconciliation, process monitoring, quality assurance, intelligent real-time process supervision, and fault detection and diagnosis, Batch Fermentation offers valuable simulation and control strategies for batch fermentation…

    Hardback – 2003-04-01
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  • Conservation Equations And Modeling Of Chemical And Biochemical Processes

    Edited by Said S.E.H. Elnashaie, Parag Garhyan

    Presenting strategies in control policies, this text uses a systems theory approach to predict, simulate and streamline plant operation, conserve fuel and resources, and increase workplace safety in the manufacturing, chemical, petrochemical, petroleum, biochemical and energy industries. Topics of…

    Hardback – 2003-03-26
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  • Handbook of Fluidization and Fluid-Particle Systems

    Edited by Wen-Ching Yang

    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…

    Hardback – 2003-03-19
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  • Catalysis of Organic Reactions

    Edited by Dennis G. Morrell

    This text offers authoritative contributions from nearly 200 leaders in the field and new methods to enhance catalytic reactions. "Catalysis of Organic Reactions" covers approaches for designing, modifying, and altering catalysts for improved function, performance, and stability, procedures to…

    Hardback – 2002-11-13
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  • Chemical Reactor Design

    By Peter Harriott

    Featuring case studies and worked examples that illustrate key concepts in the text, this book contains guidelines for scaleup of laboratory and pilot plant results, methods to derive the correct reaction order, activation energy, or kinetic model from laboratory tests, and theories, correlations,…

    Hardback – 2002-11-06
    CRC Press
    Chemical Industries

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