Fundamentals of Petroleum Refining presents the fundamentals of thermodynamics and kinetics, and it explains the scientific background essential for understanding refinery operations. The text also provides a detailed introduction to refinery engineering topics, ranging from the basic principles and unit operations to overall refinery economics.
The book covers important topics, such as clean fuels, gasification, biofuels, and environmental impact of refining, which are not commonly discussed in most refinery textbooks. Throughout the source, problem sets and examples are given to help the reader practice and apply the fundamental principles of refining. Chapters 1-10 can be used as core materials for teaching undergraduate courses. The first two chapters present an introduction to the petroleum refining industry and then focus on feedstocks and products. Thermophysical properties of crude oils and petroleum fractions, including processes of atmospheric and vacuum distillations, are discussed in Chapters 3 and 4. Conversion processes, product blending, and alkylation are covered in chapters 5-10. The remaining chapters discuss hydrogen production, clean fuel production, refining economics and safety, acid gas treatment and removal, and methods for environmental and effluent treatments.
This source can serve both professionals and students (on undergraduate and graduate levels) of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Chemistry, and Chemical Technology. Beginners in the engineering field, specifically in the oil and gas industry, may also find this book invaluable.
- Provides balanced coverage of fundamental and operational topics
- Includes spreadsheets and process simulators for showing trends and simulation case studies
- Relates processing to planning and management to give an integrated picture of refining
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Table of Contents
1: Introduction 2: Refinery feedstocks and products 3: Thermophysical properties of petroleum fractions and crude oils 4: Crude distillation 5: Catalytic reforming and isomerization 6: Thermal cracking and coking processes 7: Hydroconversion processes 8: Fluidised Catalytic Cracking 9: Product blending 10: Alkylation 11: Hydrogen production 12: Clean fuels 13: Residue upgrading 14: Safety aspects in petroleum refineries 15: Acid gas processing and mercaptans removal 16: Refinery economics 17: Environmental aspects in refining 18: Overall refinery case study
APPENDIX Appendix A: Conversion Factors Appendix B: Definition of Terms Appendix C: Process Simulator (UNISIM) Manual Appendix D: Research Octane Number for Hydrocarbons Appendix C: Instrumentation and Control Drawings in the P&ID NOTATION INDEX