2006, XLIV, 866 p. 320 illus. In 2 volumes, not available separately.
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"This comprehensive book by Robinson and Hsu will certainly become the standard text book for the oil refining business. Starting from the beginning of the use of crude oil as a source of energy, it shows its development to one of the main economic drivers of modern society. A large part of the book is devoted to an extensive and thorough review of "state of the art" techniques and technologies of the processes used in the industry. In conclusion, an outlook is given pointing out new developments that will influence the business tomorrow. This book is a must read for all who are associated with oil refining."
- Dr. Walter Fritsch, Senior Vice President Refining, OMV
"This book covers a very advanced horizon of petroleum processing technology. For all refiners facing regional and global environmental concerns, and for those who seek a more sophisticated understanding of the refining of petroleum resources, this book has been long in coming."
- Mr. Naomasa Kondo, Cosmo Oil Company, Ltd.
"Practical Advances in Petroleum Processing is a very informative and useful collation of basic petroleum knowledge and practical technology applications. I will certainly recommend it for our SRC technical library."
- Mr. James Er, Technical Manager, Singapore Refining Company
Petroleum Processing Overview.- The Origin of Petroleum.- Crude Assay.- Integrated Methodology for Characterization of Petroleum Samples and Its Application for Refinery Product Quality Modeling.- Catalytic Processes for Light Olefin Production.- Kinetics and Mechanisms of Fluid Catalytic Cracking.- Hydrotreating and Hydrocracking: Fundamentals.- Recent Advances in Hydrocracking.- Current Progress in Catalysts and Catalysis for Hydrotreating.- Ultra Deep Desulfurization of Diesel: How an Understanding of the Underlying Kinetics Can Reduce Investment Costs.- Ultra-Clean Diesel Fuels by Deep Desulfurization and Deep Dearomatization of Middle Distillates.- Synergistic Extractive Desulfurization Processes.- Advanced Reactor Internals for Hydroprocessing Units.- Environmental Pollution Control.- Conventional Lube Basestock Manufacturing.- Selective Hydroprocessing for New Lubricant Standards.- Synthetic Lubricant Base Stock Processes and Products.- Challenges in Detergents and Dispersants for Engine Oils.- The Chemistry of Bitumen and Heavy Oil Processing.- Mechanistic Kinetic Modeling of Heavy Paraffin Hydrocracking.- Modeling of Reaction Kinetics for Petroleum Fractions.- Advanced Process Control.- Refinery-Wide Optimization with Rigorous Models.- Modeling Hydrogen Synthesis with Rigorous Kinetics as Part of Plant-Wide Optimization.- Hydrogen Production and Supply: Meeting Refiners' Growing Needs.- Hydrogen: Under New Management.- Improving Refinery Planning Through Better Crude Quality Control.