The Chemistry and Technology of Petroleum, Fifth Edition
CRC Press – 2014 – 960 pages
Series: Chemical Industries
This bestselling reference is known for its comprehensive treatment that traces the science of petroleum from its subterranean formation to the physicochemical properties and the production of numerous products and petrochemical intermediates. Presenting nearly 40 percent new material, the fifth edition includes more coverage of offshore oil and gas and presents issues related to economics and future refineries as well as the changing character of the refinery feedstock. Also, environmental issues as they relate to the laws are given more detailed coverage. Existing material is updated and revised throughout.
“… Offers a 21st century perspective on the development of petroleum refining technologies. This volume traces the science of petroleum from its subterranean formation to physicochemical properties and the production of numerous products and petrochemical intermediates. Presenting nearly 50 percent new material, this edition emphasizes novel refining approaches that optimize efficiency and throughput. It includes new chapters on heavy oil and tar sand bitumen recovery; deasphalting and dewaxing processes, and environmental aspects of refining, including refinery wastes, regulations and analysis. This text also features revised and expanded coverage of instability and incompatibility, refinery distillation, thermal cracking, hydrotreating and desulfurization, hydrocracking, as well as hydrogen production.”
— In Anticancer Research, Vol. 27, No. 3B, May/June 2007