The Refinery Of The Future by James G. Speight

The Refinery Of The Future

byJames G. Speight

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As feedstocks to refineries change, there must be an accompanying change in refinery technology. This means a movement from conventional means of refining heavy feedstocks using (typically) coking technologies to more innovative processes that will coax the last drips of liquid fuels from the feedstock.

This book presents the evolution of refinery processes during the last century and as well as the means by which refinery processes will evolve during the next three-to-five decades. Chapters contain material relevant to (1) comparisons of current feedstocks with heavy oil and bio-feedstocks; (2) evolution of refineries since the 1950s, (3) properties and refinability of heavy oil and bio-feedstocks, (4) thermal processes vs. hydroprocesses, and (5) evolution of products to match the environmental market.

Process innovations that have influenced refinery processing over the past three decades are presented, as well as the relevant patents that have the potential for incorporation into future refineries. " Comparison of current feedstocks with heavy oil and bio-feedstocks. " Evolution of refineries over the past three decades. " Properties and refinability of heavy oil and bio-feedstocks. " Thermal processes vs. Hydroprocesses. " Evolution of products to match the environmental market.



  • Investigates the engineering and plant design challenges presented by heavy oil and bio-feedstocks
  • Explores the legislatory and regulatory climate, including increasingly stringent environmental requirements
  • Examines the trade-offs of thermal processes vs. hydroprocesses

About The Author

James G. Speight is a senior fuel consultant as well as an Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Fuels Engineering at the University of Utah, USA. He is recognized internationally as an expert in the characterization, properties, and processing of conventional and synthetic fuels and as a chemist with more than 35 years of experience in th...
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Title:The Refinery Of The FutureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 30, 2017Publisher:William Andrew PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:012810225X

ISBN - 13:9780128102251

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Table of Contents

Feedstock Composition and Properties
Introduction to Refining Processes
Refining Chemistry
Distillation
Thermal Cracking
Catalytic Cracking
Deasphalting Processes
Hydrotreating and Desulfurization
Hydrocracking
Refinery of the Future