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Handbook of Petroleum Refining Processes [Hardcover]

Robert Meyers
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Book Description

October 2, 2003 0071391096 978-0071391092 3

* Offers detailed description of process chemistry and thermodynamics and product by-product specifications of plants

* Contributors are drawn from the largest petroleum producers in the world, including Chevron, Mobil, Shell, Exxon, UOP, and Texaco

* Covers the very latest technologies in the field of petroleum refining processes

* Completely updated 3rd Edition features 50% all new material

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If staying on top of the latest developments in the petroleum refining process industry is part of your work, here’s the one-stop resource you need. Handbook of Petroleum Refining Processes delivers comprehensive coverage of how major players like UOP, KBR, STRATCO, Belco, Stone & Webster, Foster Wheeler, Chevron Lummus Global, ConocoPhillips, ChevronTexaco, and Shell, are taking these processes to new heights through technology.

Thoroughly revised and expanded this new edition of the Handbook of Petroleum Processes features new chapters that focus on the technological, pollution-control, and economic aspects of 61 petroleum refining processes as created by a host of industry powerhouses.

Technologies covered include:
* Alkylation and Polymerization
* Base Aromatics Production Processes
* Catalytic Cracking
* Catalytic Reforming
* Dehydrogenation
* Hydrogen Production
* Hydrocracking
* Hydrotreating
* Isomerization
* Separation Processes
* Sulfur Compound Extraction and Sweetening
* Visbreaking and Coking
* Oxygenates Production Technologies
* Hydrogen Processing
* Gas to Liquids Technologies

Estimates of capital and operating costs are provided, along with information on the design of additions to existing refineries and the construction of new ones.

About the Author

Robett A. Meyers was manager of Chemical Process Technology at TRW and is now President of RAMTECH Limited. A resident of Redondo Beach, CA, Dr. Meyers is the inventor or co-inventor of a number of broadly used engineering processes, and has managed projects in nearly every facet of the petroleum refining industry. He is a senior member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, a member of the American Chemical Society, and serves on the UCLA Chemistry Department Advisory Board. His complete biography appears in Who's Who in the World.

Product Details

  • Series: McGraw-Hill Handbooks
  • Hardcover: 900 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 3 edition (October 2, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071391096
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071391092
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 2.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #444,737 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1.0 out of 5 stars Wasted trees December 1, 2007
Of the roughly 30 books I've purchased and studied over the past year on related subjects, this is without question the worst. It is essentially a collection of several hundred extremely elementary articles, mostly written at newspaper level. All give the impression that the corporate patent attorneys were standing over the authors' shoulders to make sure they didn't say anything important. It is a black mark on McGraw-Hill's reputation. The main reason I didn't return it was that some of the articles provide useful references to the patent and professional literature. Of course, there are some useful data scattered throughout the haystacks, particularly for the business managers, but the book takes up far too much valuable shelf space. -F. David Doty, PhD.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another great catalog of state-of-the-art technology December 21, 2007
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This book was clearly written by a process engineer not a production engineer. A previous handbook, "Petroleum Processing Handbook," by Bland and Davidson is a perfect contrast to this text. Bland and Davidson wrote about processing details only someone familiar with refinery and oilfield practices would know intimately. None of these details are shared in this handbook.

In contrast, Meyer's handbook covers all the new technology from a developer's point of view. The detail is excellent, complete with tables showing who is using this technology worldwide and what product breaks can be expected from its employment. Meyer's book is useless to anyone new to oil refining but may be useful in the library of an old hand.

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