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Author Fahim, M. A.,
Title Fundamentals of petroleum refining / Mohamed A. Fahim, Taher A. Alsahhaf, and Amal Elkilani.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2010.
Edition First edition.

Author Fahim, M. A.,
Subject Petroleum -- Refining.
Alt Name Alsahhaf, Taher A.,
Elkilani, Amal Sayed,
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 496 pages) : illustrations (some color)
polychrome rdacc
Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Fundamentals of Petroleum Refining provides a thorough and balanced introduction to refinery engineering topics, from basic concepts and unit operations to overall refinery economics, planning and control. Based on the fundamentals of thermodynamics and kinetics, the text develops the scientific background needed to understand refinery operations, provides an in depth description of major refinery processes, and then assimilates an integrated refinery by focusing on the economic and operational aspects for enhancing performance and profitability. The book is mainly directed to undergraduate and graduate students in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Technology. It is also directed to new engineering college graduates who are starting their career in oil and gas industry. For experienced engineers and managers, this book is ideal for acquiring the necessary background in this area and following up with new topics in refining industry. The book includes topics such as clean fuels, gasification, biofuels, automation, environmental impacts as well as planning and scheduling of refinery operations. Throughout, the book provides numerous opportunities to put fundamental refining principles into practice."--Provided by publisher.
Contents Refinery feedstocks and products -- Thermophysical properties of petroleum fractions and crude oils -- Crude distillation -- Catalytic reforming and isomerization -- Thermal cracking and coking processes -- Hydroconversion -- Fluidised Catalytic Cracking -- Product blending -- Alkylation -- Hydrogen production -- Clean fuels -- Residue upgrading -- Safety in petroleum refineries -- Acid gas processing and mercaptans removal -- Refinery economics -- Environmental aspects in refining -- Overall refinery case study -- Appendix A: Conversion Factors -- Appendix B: Definition of Terms -- Appendix C: Process Simulator (UNISIM) Manual -- Appendix D: Research Octane Number for Hydrocarbons.
Note Online resource; title from e-book title screen (ScienceDirect platform, viewed August 25, 2016).
ISBN 9780080931562 (electronic bk.)
0080931561 (electronic bk.)
9780444527851 (hbk.)
0444527850 (hbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9780444527851
OCLC # 610009692
Additional Format Print version: 9780444527851 (OCoLC)489629407
Print version: Fundamentals of petroleum refining. Amsterdam ; London : Elsevier Science, 2010 9780444527851 0444527850 (OCoLC)318877735

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