Handbook of industrial hydrocarbon processes [electronic resource]
- by James G. Speight.
- Oxford : Gulf Professional, 2009.
- Physical description
- p. cm.
- Chemistry and Chemical Technology
- Raw Materials for Hydrocarbon Manufacture
- Production of Hydrocarbons by Petroleum Refining
- Production of Hydrocarbons by Gas Processing
- Products of Gas Processing and Petroleum Refining
- Physical and Chemical Properties of Hydrocarbons
- Thermal Decomposition of Hydrocarbons
- Hydrocarbon Combustion
- Manufacture of Monomers, Polymers, and Plastics
- Environmental Effects of Hydrocarbons.
- Publisher's Summary
- Written by an author with over 38 years of experience in the chemical and petrochemical process industry, this handbook will present an analysis of the process steps used to produce industrial hydrocarbons from various raw materials. It is the first book to offer a thorough analysis of external factors effecting production such as: cost, availability and environmental legislation. An A-Z list of raw materials and their properties are presented along with a commentary regarding their cost and availability. Specific processing operations described in the book include: distillation, thermal cracking and coking, catalytic methods, hydroprocesses, thermal and catalytic reforming, isomerization, alkylation processes, polymerization processes, solvent processes, water removal, fractionation and acid gas removal. This book offers: flow diagrams and descriptions of more than 250 leading-edge process technologies; an analysis of chemical reactions and process steps that are required to produce chemicals from various raw materials; and, properties, availability and environmental impact of various raw materials used in hydrocarbon processing.
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- Publication date
- Electronic reproduction. Amsterdam : Elsevier Science & Technology, 2010. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Dec. 8, 2010). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
- Available in another form
- Print version: Speight, J. G. Handbook of industrial hydrocarbon processes. Oxford : Gulf Professional, 2009 9780750686327 (OCoLC)166367553
- 9780750686327 (electronic bk.)
- 0750686324 (electronic bk.)