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  1. Plantwide Dynamic Simulators in Chemical Processing and Control

    By William Luyben

    Series: Chemical Industries

    Presenting efficient and effective methods for developing dynamic simulations of chemical processes, this reference illustrates the techniques and fundamentals to develop, design, and test plantwide regulatory control schemes with commercial dynamic simulation packages. It provides case studies...

    Published April 28th 2014 by CRC Press

  2. Refining Used Lubricating Oils

    By James Speight, Douglas I. Exall

    Series: Chemical Industries

    Used lubricating oil is a valuable resource. However, it must be re-refined mainly due to the accumulation of physical and chemical contaminants in the oil during service. Refining Used Lubricating Oils describes the properties of used lubricating oils and presents ways these materials can be...

    Published April 7th 2014 by CRC Press

  3. The Chemistry and Technology of Petroleum, Fifth Edition

    By James G. Speight

    Series: Chemical Industries

    With demand for petroleum products increasing worldwide, there is a tendency for existing refineries to seek new approaches to optimize efficiency and throughput. In addition, changes in product specifications due to environmental regulations greatly influence the development of petroleum refining...

    Published February 26th 2014 by CRC Press

  4. Transport Phenomena Fundamentals, Third Edition

    By Joel L. Plawsky

    Series: Chemical Industries

    The third edition of Transport Phenomena Fundamentals continues with its streamlined approach to the subject of transport phenomena, based on a unified treatment of heat, mass, and momentum transport using a balance equation approach. The new edition makes more use of modern tools for working...

    Published January 23rd 2014 by CRC Press

  5. Methanol Production and Use

    Edited by Wh-Hsun Cheng

    Series: Chemical Industries

    This work details the technical, environmental and business aspects of current methanol production processes and presents recent developments concerning the use of methanol in transportation fuel and in agriculture. It is written by internationally renowned methanol experts from academia and...

    Published July 5th 2013 by CRC Press

  6. Synthetics, Mineral Oils, and Bio-Based Lubricants

    Chemistry and Technology, Second Edition

    Edited by Leslie R. Rudnick

    Series: Chemical Industries

    Highlighting the major economic and industrial changes in the lubrication industry since the first edition, Synthetics, Mineral Oils, and Bio-Based Lubricants, Second Edition outlines the state of the art in each major lubricant application area. Chapters cover trends in the major industries,...

    Published February 4th 2013 by CRC Press

  7. Modeling of Processes and Reactors for Upgrading of Heavy Petroleum

    By Jorge Ancheyta

    Series: Chemical Industries

    The worldwide petroleum industry is facing a dilemma: the production level of heavy petroleum is higher than that of light petroleum. Heavy crude oils possess high amounts of impurities (sulfur, nitrogen, metals, and asphaltenes), as well as a high yield of residue with consequent low production of...

    Published January 29th 2013 by CRC Press

  8. Fundamentals of Automatic Process Control

    By Uttam Ray Chaudhuri, Utpal Ray Chaudhuri

    Series: Chemical Industries

    Strong theoretical and practical knowledge of process control is essential for plant practicing engineers and operators. In addition being able to use control hardware and software appropriately, engineers must be able to select or write computer programs that interface the hardware and software...

    Published October 29th 2012 by CRC Press

  9. Practical Handbook on Biodiesel Production and Properties

    By Mushtaq Ahmad, Mir Ajab Khan, Muhammad Zafar, Shazia Sultana

    Series: Chemical Industries

    Biodiesel—a fuel substitute produced from vegetable oils, animal fats, or algae—is one of the most important renewable natural resources for agrarian countries. The justification for developing biodiesel as an alternate fuel is manifold, and rising crude oil prices and the vulnerability of energy...

    Published September 25th 2012 by CRC Press

  10. The Chemistry and Technology of Coal, Third Edition

    By James G. Speight

    Series: Chemical Industries

    The demand for coal use (for electricity generation) and coal products, particularly liquid fuels and chemical feedstocks, is increasing throughout the world. Traditional markets such as North America and Europe are experiencing a steady increase in demand whereas emerging Asian markets, such as...

    Published September 4th 2012 by CRC Press

Forthcoming Books

  1. Educating Scientists and Engineers for Academic and Non-Academic Career Success
    By James Speight
    To Be Published December 7th 2014
  2. Handbook of Refinery Desulfurization
    By Nour Shafik El-Gendy, James G. Speight
    To Be Published August 14th 2015

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