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Advances in Refining Catalysis

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...

Surface Chemistry and Geochemistry of Hydraulic Fracturing

K. S. Birdi
October 26, 2016

Unique in focus, Surface Chemistry and Geochemistry of Hydraulic Fracturing examines the surface chemistry and phenomena in the hydrofracking process. Under great scrutiny as of late, the physico-chemical properties of hydrofracking are fully detailed and explained. Topics include the...

Handbook of Petroleum Refining

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...

Environmentally Friendly and Biobased Lubricants

Brajendra K. Sharma, Girma Biresaw
September 09, 2016

A Comprehensive Review of Developing Environmentally Friendly Lubricants A push from environmentally savvy consumers along with recent changes in governmental regulations have paved the way for a marketplace of products with high levels of environmental performance. Fueled by the growing demand for...

Utah Oil Shale: Science, Technology, and Policy Perspectives

Jennifer Spinti
August 02, 2016

Includes full-color isopach and richness maps for each organic-rich and organic-lean oil shale interval within the upper Green River Formation. Offers computational exploration of trade-offs in drilling and heating options on the net energy return for oil produced from an in situ process. Analyzes...

Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis, Catalysts, and Catalysis: Advances and Applications

Burtron H. Davis, Mario L. Occelli
February 25, 2016

With petroleum prices spiraling upward, making synthetic fuels—or "synfuels"—from coal, natural gas, and biomass has become more economically competitive. Advanced energy companies now focus exclusively on alternative fuels, and many oil companies have programs dedicated to developing synthetic...

Oil Spill Impacts: Taxonomic and Ontological Approaches

Yejun Wu
February 05, 2016

  Starting with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil spill incident, Oil Spill Impacts: Taxonomic and Ontological Approaches chronicles a timeline of events that focus on the impact of oil spills and provides an understanding of these incidents using a number of approaches. The book...

Hydraulic Fracturing Impacts and Technologies: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Venki Uddameri, Audra Morse, Kay J. Tindle
June 22, 2015

Hydraulic Fracturing Impacts and Technologies: A Multidisciplinary Perspective serves as an introduction to hydraulic fracturing and provides balanced coverage of its benefits and potential negative effects. Presenting a holistic assessment of hydraulic fracturing and its environmental impacts,...

Wax Deposition: Experimental Characterizations, Theoretical Modeling, and Field Practices

Zhenyu Huang, Sheng Zheng, H. Scott Fogler
May 12, 2015

Wax Deposition: Experimental Characterizations, Theoretical Modeling, and Field Practices covers the entire spectrum of knowledge on wax deposition. The book delivers a detailed description of the thermodynamic and transport theories for wax deposition modeling as well as a comprehensive review of...

Sugarcane as Biofuel Feedstock: Advances Toward a Sustainable Energy Solution

Barnabas Gikonyo
May 06, 2015

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. As the world’s energy hunger grows ever larger, fossil fuel reserves are diminishing—and concerns about climate change remind us that our love affair with fossil fuels cannot continue much longer. This has inspired intense research into...

Micro & Nano-Engineering of Fuel Cells

Dennis Y.C. Leung, Jin Xuan
April 24, 2015

Fuel cells are clean and efficient energy conversion devices expected to be the next generation power source. During more than 17 decades of research and development, various types of fuel cells have been developed with a view to meet the different energy demands and application requirements....

Small-Scale Gas to Liquid Fuel Synthesis

Nick Kanellopoulos
February 23, 2015

It is estimated that a large fraction of natural gas reserves are found in locations from where transport is not economical. If these isolated natural gas reserves could be converted to synthetic fuels, they would generate around 250 billion barrels of synthetic oil—a quantity equal to one-third of...