Handbook of Industrial Hydrocarbon Processes


Written by an author with over 38 years of experience in the chemical and petrochemical process industry, this handbook will present an analysis of the process steps used to produce industrial hydrocarbons from various raw materials. It is the first book to offer a thorough analysis of external factors effecting production such as: cost, availability and environmental legislation.

An A-Z list of raw materials and their properties are presented along with a commentary regarding their cost and availability. Specific processing operations described in the book include: distillation, thermal cracking and coking, catalytic methods, hydroprocesses, thermal and catalytic reforming, isomerization, alkylation processes, polymerization processes, solvent processes, water removal, fractionation and acid gas removal.

  • Flow diagrams and descriptions of more than 250 leading-edge process technologies
  • An analysis of chemical reactions and process steps that are required to produce chemicals from various raw materials
  • Properties, availability and environmental impact of various raw materials used in hydrocarbon processing
  • Elsevier Science; December 2010
  • ISBN 9780080942711
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: Handbook of Industrial Hydrocarbon Processes
  • Author: James G. Speight
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing

In The Press

"This book comes from an author with plenty of experience and a good track record of producing interesting and informative reference works. There is currently a lot of hiring into the oil industry and that means there is a market for entry-level texts that can be used to train all these new people."
Gavin Towler, Adjunct Professor Northwestern University and Senior Manager, Process Design, Modelling and Equipment, UOP LLC