Title: Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language, 4th Edition Author: William L. Leffler ISBN: 1593701586 / 9781593701581 Format: Hard Cover Pages: 260 Publisher: PennWell Year: 2009 Availability: 15-30 days
William Leffler’s Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language, Fourth Edition is designed to give the reader an overview of key refining topics by using relevant analogies, easy-to-understand graphs, formulas, and illustrations. New to this edition is important information on the nature of crude oil and raw materials and a comprehensive discussion on what sets crude oil and oil products price differentials. Also new is a chapter on lubricants as well as the latest technologies employed by refiners. Each chapter was carefully written in nontechnical language to give the reader a basic understanding of the refining industry. The book can be used for self-study, as a classroom textbook, or as a quick reference.
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Chapter 1 : The Evolution of Petroleum Refining Chapter 2 : From the Oil Patch to the Refinery Chapter 3 : Crude Oil Characteristics Chapter 4 : Distilling Chapter 5 : Vacuum Flashing Chapter 6 : The Chemistry of Petroleum Chapter 7 : Refinery Gas Plants Chapter 8 : Cat Cracking Chapter 9 : Alkylation Chapter 10 : Cat Reforming Chapter 11 : Hydrocracking Chapter 12 : Isomerization Chapter 13 : Residue Reduction Chapter 14 : Gasoline Chapter 15 : Distillate and Residual Fuels Chapter 16 : Hydrogen, Hydrotreating, and Sulfur Plants Chapter 17 : Asphalt Chapter 18 : Lubricants Chapter 19: Ethylene Plants Chapter 20 : Simple and Complex Refineries Chapter 21 : Solvent Recovery of Aromatics Chapter 22 : Fuel Values—Heating Values Chapter 23 : Answers to the Exercises