Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Crude Oil - Emerging Downstream Processing Technologies

Ching Thian Tye

Universiti Sains Malaysia

Associate professor at the School of Chemical Engineering in Universiti Sains Malaysia and dedicated researcher in fuel-related catalytic process and chemical reaction engineering. Dr. Tye serves on a review panel for international and national refereed journals, scientific proceedings as well as international grants.


Crude Oil Properties Hydrocracking Catalytic Cracking Coking Visbreaking Thermal Cracking Hydroprocessing Hydrodesulfurization Desulfurization Denitrogenation Demetallation Dearomatization

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Demand for crude oil plummeted and prices fell during the coronavirus lockdown. Now, the world economy is recovering and the fuel demand is increasing. Crude oil has been one of the major energy sources globally and crude oil-derived products always play a crucial role as fuel and feedstock for the petrochemical industry, which is irreplaceable pro tem.
With the discovery of more unconventional heavier crude and alternative hydrocarbon sources, primary upgrading or cracking of the oil into lighter liquid fuel is critical. With increasing concern for environmental sustainability, the regulations on fuel specifications are becoming more stringent. Processing and treating crude oil into a cleaner oil with better quality is equally important. Hence, there has been a relentless and continuous effort to develop new crude upgrading and treating technologies, such as various catalytic systems for more economical and better system performance, as well as cleaner and higher-quality oil.

This edited book aims to provide the reader with an overview of the state-of-the-art technologies of crude oil downstream processing which include the primary and secondary upgrading or treating processes covering desulfurization, denitrogenation, demetallation, and evidence-based developments in this area.

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Date completed: March 22nd 2022

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Deadline for full chapters: June 18th 2022

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Review results due: September 6th 2022

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Expected publication date: November 5th 2022

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Ching Thian Tye

Universiti Sains Malaysia

Dr. Tye is an associate professor at the School of Chemical Engineering in Universiti Sains Malaysia. She received her doctoral degree at The University of British Columbia, Canada. She is working in the area of chemical reaction engineering and catalysis. She has been involved in projects to improve catalysis activities, system efficiency, as well as products quality via different upgrading and treating paths that are related to petroleum and unconventional oil such as heavy oil, used motor oil, spent tire pyrolysis oils as well as renewable resources like palm oil. She serves as a review panel for international & national refereed journals, scientific proceedings as well as international grants.

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