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The Chemical Industries Series offers in-depth texts related to all aspects of the chemical industries from experts and leaders in academia and industry. The titles explore recent developments and best practices that facilitate successful process control and commercialization of industrial processes and products to help meet changing market demands and match the stringent emission standards. The series focuses on technologies, process development improvements, and new applications to ensure proper performance in industrial units and evaluation of novel process designs that will result in production of valuable products from efficient and economical processes.

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Transport Phenomena Fundamentals, Fourth Edition

Transport Phenomena Fundamentals, Fourth Edition

4th Edition

Forthcoming

Joel L. Plawsky
March 19, 2020

The Fourth 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 includes more worked examples within each...

Synthetics, Mineral Oils, and Bio-Based Lubricants: Chemistry and Technology

Synthetics, Mineral Oils, and Bio-Based Lubricants: Chemistry and Technology

3rd Edition

Forthcoming

Leslie R. Rudnick
January 14, 2020

Highlighting the major economic and industrial changes in the lubrication industry since the first edition, Synthetics, Mineral Oils, and Bio-Based Lubricants: Chemistry and Technology, Third Edition highlights the major economic and industrial changes in the lubrication industry and outlines the...

Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reactor Technology, Second Edition

Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reactor Technology, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Tapio O. Salmi, Jyri-Pekka Mikkola, Johan P. Wärnå
July 25, 2019

The role of the chemical reactor is crucial for the industrial conversion of raw materials into products and numerous factors must be considered when selecting an appropriate and efficient chemical reactor. Chemical Reaction Engineering and Reactor Technology defines the qualitative aspects that...

Handbook of Petrochemical Processes

Handbook of Petrochemical Processes

1st Edition

James G. Speight
June 28, 2019

The petrochemical industry is a scientific and engineering field that encompasses the production of a wide range of chemicals and polymers. The purpose of this book is not only to provide a follow-on to form the later chapters of the highly successful Chemistry and Technology of Petroleum 5th...

Asphaltenes: Chemical Transformation during Hydroprocessing of Heavy Oils

Asphaltenes: Chemical Transformation during Hydroprocessing of Heavy Oils

1st Edition

Jorge Ancheyta, Fernando Trejo, Mohan Singh Rana
November 29, 2017

During the upgrading of heavy petroleum, asphaltene is the most problematic impurity since it is the main cause of catalyst deactivation and sediments formation. Exploring many aspects related to asphaltenes composition and conversion, Asphaltenes: Chemical Transformation during Hydroprocessing of...

Lubricant Additives: Chemistry and Applications, Third Edition

Lubricant Additives: Chemistry and Applications, Third Edition

3rd Edition

Leslie R. Rudnick
June 14, 2017

This indispensable book describes lubricant additives, their synthesis, chemistry, and mode of action. All important areas of application are covered, detailing which lubricants are needed for a particular application. Laboratory and field performance data for each application is provided and the...

Advances in Fluid Catalytic Cracking: Testing, Characterization, and Environmental Regulations

Advances in Fluid Catalytic Cracking: Testing, Characterization, and Environmental Regulations

1st Edition

Mario L. Occelli
June 07, 2017

Refiners’ efforts to conform to increasingly stringent laws and a preference for fuels derived from renewable sources have mandated changes in fluid cracking catalyst technology. Advances in Fluid Catalytic Cracking: Testing, Characterization, and Environmental Regulations explores recent advances...

Advances in Refining Catalysis

Advances in Refining Catalysis

1st Edition

Deniz Uner
March 03, 2017

To meet changing market demands that have stringent emission standards and to ensure proper performance in refinery units, evaluation of novel catalyst designs and results from material characterization and testing of catalysts are of crucial importance for refiners as well as for catalyst...

The Chemistry and Technology of Coal

The Chemistry and Technology of Coal

3rd Edition

James G. Speight
November 16, 2016

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...

Handbook of Petroleum Refining

Handbook of Petroleum Refining

1st Edition

James G. Speight
October 04, 2016

Petroleum refining involves refining crude petroleum as well as producing raw materials for the petrochemical industry. This book covers current refinery processes and process-types that are likely to come on-stream during the next three to five decades. The book includes (1) comparisons of...

Handbook of Refinery Desulfurization

Handbook of Refinery Desulfurization

1st Edition

Nour Shafik El-Gendy, James G. Speight
September 25, 2015

Handbook of Refinery Desulfurization describes the operation of the various desulfurization process units in a petroleum refinery. It also explains the processes that produce raw materials for the petrochemical industry. It illustrates all the possible processes to lower the sulfur contents in...

Petroleum and Gas Field Processing

Petroleum and Gas Field Processing

2nd Edition

Hussein K. Abdel-Aal, Mohamed A. Aggour, Mohamed A. Fahim
September 15, 2015

Many oil production processes present a significant challenge to the oil and gas field processing facilities and equipment design. The optimization of the sequential operations of handling the oil–gas mixture can be a major factor in increasing oil and gas production rates and reducing operating...

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