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Edited by Vivek Patel

Polysolar (United Kingdom), United Kingdom

The petrochemical industry is an important constituent in our pursuit of economic growth, employment generation and basic needs. It is a huge field that encompasses many commercial chemicals and polymers. This book is designed to help the reader, particularly students and researchers of petroleum science and engineering, understand the mechanics and techniques. The selection of topics addressed and the examples, tables and graphs used to illustrate them are governed, to a large extent, by the fact that this book is aimed primarily at the petroleum science and engineering technologist. This book is must-read material for students, engineers, and researchers working in the petrochemical and petroleum area. It gives a valuable and cost-effective insight into the relevant mechanisms and chemical reactions. The book aims to be concise, self-explanatory and informative.

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PetrochemicalsEdited by Vivek Patel

Published: March 28th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2069

ISBN: 978-953-51-0411-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6185-1

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

62873 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

36 Web of Science Citations

44 Dimensions Citations


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1. Petrochemicals: Cellulosic Wastes as an Alternative Source of Feedstock

By Solomon Gabche Anagho and Horace Manga Ngomo


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2. A Possibility to Use a Batch of Ashless Additives for Production of Commercial Transmission and Motor Oil

By Milena Dimitrova and Yordanka Tasheva


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3. Chemical Reactor Control

By Azzouzi Messaouda and Popescu Dumitru


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4. Modeling and Simulation of Water Gas Shift Reactor: An Industrial Case

By Douglas Falleiros Barbosa Lima, Fernando Ademar Zanella, Marcelo Kaminski Lenzi and Papa Matar Ndiaye


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5. Simulation of Non-Newtonian Fluids Through Porous Media

By José Luis Velázquez Ortega and Suemi Rodríguez Romo


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6. Simultaneous Elimination of Carbon and Nitrogen Compounds of Petrochemical Effluents by Nitrification and Denitrification

By Anne-Claire Texier, Alejandro Zepeda, Jorge Gómez and Flor Cuervo-López


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7. Attenuation of Guided Wave Propagation by the Insulation Pipe

By Jyin-Wen Cheng, Shiuh-Kuang Yang, Ping-Hung Lee and Chi-Jen Huang


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8. Radioisotope Technology as Applied to Petrochemical Industry

By Rachad Alami and Abdeslam Bensitel


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9. Resonance in Electrical Power Systems of Petrochemical Plants

By Job García and Gabriel García


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10. Causes of Floccules Formation in Hydro-Treated Lubricating Base Oil

By Tao Huang, Hong Gao and Xingguo Cheng


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11. Analysis of the Seismic Risk of Major-Hazard Industrial Plants and Applicability of Innovative Seismic Protection Systems

By Fabrizio Paolacci, Renato Giannini and Maurizio De Angelis


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12. New Trends in Hydroprocessing Spent Catalysts Utilization

By Hoda S. Ahmed and Mohammed F. Menoufy


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13. Research on Remediation of Petroleum Contaminated Soil by Plant-Inoculation Cold-Adapt Bacteria

By Hong-Qi Wang, Ying Xiong, Qian Wang, Xu-Guang Hao and Yu-Jiao Sun


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14. Removal of Effluent from Petrochemical Wastewater by Adsorption Using Organoclay

By Jorge V. F. L. Cavalcanti, César A. M. Abreu, Marilda N. Carvalho, Maurício A. Motta Sobrinho, Mohand Benachour and Osmar S. Baraúna


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15. Prediction of the Biodegradation and Toxicity of Naphthenic Acids

By Yana Koleva and Yordanka Tasheva


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16. Safety Cognitive Concept and Countermeasure Analysis for Petrochemical Industry

By Mu Shan-Jun, Shi Hong-Xun, Wang Xiu-Xiang, Zhang Xiao-Hua and Bian Min


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