Efficient Petrochemical Processes: Technology, Design and Operation

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A GUIDE TO THE DESIGN, OPERATION, CONTROL, TROUBLESHOOTING, OPTIMIZATION AS WELL AS THE RECENT ADVANCES IN THE FIELD OF PETROCHEMICAL PROCESSES

Efficient Petrochemical Processes: Technology, Design and Operation is a guide to the tools and methods for energy optimization and process design. Written by a panel of experts on the topic, the book highlights the application of these methods on petrochemical technology such as the aromatics process unit. The authors describe practical approaches and tools that focus on improving industrial energy efficiency, reducing capital investment, and optimizing yields through better design, operation, and optimization.

The text is divided into sections that cover the range of essential topics: petrochemical technology description; process design considerations; reaction and separation design; process integration; process system optimization; types of revamps; equipment assessment; common operating issues; and troubleshooting case analysis. This important book:

  • Provides the basic knowledge related to fundamentals, design, and operation for petrochemical processes
  • Applies process integration techniques and optimization techniques that improve process design and operations in the petrochemical process
  • Provides practical methods and tools for industrial practitioners
  • Puts the focus on improving industrial energy efficiency, reducing capital investment, and optimizing yields
  • Contains information on the most recent advances in the field.

Written for managers, engineers, and operators working in process industries as well as university students, Efficient Petrochemical Processes: Technology, Design and Operation explains the most recent advances in the field of petrochemical processes and discusses in detail catalytic and adsorbent materials, reaction and separation mechanisms.

 

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Contents

Market and Technology Overview 13
13
Aromatics Process Description
63
Process Design
83
Aromatics Process Revamp Design
113
Process Equipment Assessment
155
Heat Exchanger Assessment
171
Fired Heater Assessment
189
Compressor Assessment
203
Energy Benchmarking
263
Key Indicators and Targets
275
Distillation System Optimization
289
Fractionation and Separation Theory and Practices
303
Reaction Engineering Overview
325
Operational Guidelines and Troubleshooting
345
Troubleshooting Case Studies
379
Index
391

Pump Assessment
215
Energy and Process Integration
235

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About the author (2019)

FRANK (XIN X.) ZHU, PHD, is Senior Fellow at Honeywell UOP, Des Plaines, Illionis. He is a leading expert in industrial process design, modeling, and energy efficiency. He holds 60 US patents; is the co-founder for ECI International Conference: CO2 Summit and the recipient of AIChE Energy Sustainability Award.

JAMES A. JOHNSON is the Director of Petrochemical Development in the R&D Department of Honeywell UOP. He has authored several publications and holds 36 US patents.

DAVID W. ABLIN was a Fellow at the Aromatics Technology Center of Honeywell UOP before retiring in 2016. He holds 14 U.S. patents and earned several UOP Engineering awards.

GREGORY A. ERNST is a Technology Specialist at Honeywell UOP, focusing on aromatics technologies with experience in commissioning, field services, and on-site troubleshooting of operating plants.

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