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Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language, 4th Edition

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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: In Stock
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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


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