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Petroleum Refining Processes (Hardcover): James G. Speight, Baki Ozum Petroleum Refining Processes (Hardcover)
James G. Speight, Baki Ozum
R5,524 Discovery Miles 55 240 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This work highlights contemporary approaches to resource utilization and provides comprehensive coverage of technological advances in residuum conversion. It illustrates state-of-the-art engineering methods for the refinement of heavy oils, bitumen, and other high-sulphur feedstocks.

Handbook of Hydraulic Fracturing (Hardcover): James G. Speight Handbook of Hydraulic Fracturing (Hardcover)
James G. Speight
R3,448 R3,077 Discovery Miles 30 770 Save R371 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Presents an up-to-date description of current and new hydraulic fracturing processes * Details Emerging Technologies such as Fracture Treatment Design, Open Hole Fracturing, Screenless Completions, Sand Control, Fracturing Completions and Productivity * Covers Environmental Impact issues including Geological Disturbance; Chemicals used in Fracturing; General Chemicals; Toxic Chemicals; and Air, Water, Land, and Health impacts * Provides many process diagrams as well as tables of feedstocks and their respective products

Hydroprocessing of Heavy Oils and Residua (Hardcover): Jorge Ancheyta, James G. Speight Hydroprocessing of Heavy Oils and Residua (Hardcover)
Jorge Ancheyta, James G. Speight
R4,765 Discovery Miles 47 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Many oil refineries employ hydroprocessing for removing sulfur and other impurities from petroleum feedstocks. Capable of handling heavier feedstocks than other refining techniques, hydroprocessing enables refineries to produce higher quality products from unconventional - and formerly wasted - sources. Hydroprocessing of Heavy Oils and Residua illustrates how to obtain maximum yields of high-value products from heavy oils and residue using hydroprocessing technologies.

While most resources on hydroprocessing concentrate ongas oil and lower boiling products, this book details the chemistry involved and the process modifications required for the hydroprocessing of heavy crude oils and residua. Emphasizing the use of effective catalysts to ensure cleaner and more efficient industrial fuel processes, the book presents key principles of heterogeneous catalyst preparation, catalyst loading, and reactor systems. It explains how to evaluate and account for catalysts, reactor type, process variables, feedstock type, and feedstock composition in the design of hydroprocessing operations. The text concludes with examples of commercial processes and discusses methods of hydrogen production.

To meet the growing demand for transportation fuels and fuel oil, modern oil refineries must find ways to produce high quality fuel products from increasingly heavy feedstocks. Hydroprocessing of Heavy Oils and Residua contains the fundamental concepts, technologies, and process modifications refineries need to adapt current hydroprocessing technologies for processing heavier feedstocks.

Peak Energy - Myth or Reality? (Hardcover): James G. Speight, M. r. Islam Peak Energy - Myth or Reality? (Hardcover)
James G. Speight, M. r. Islam
R3,456 R3,085 Discovery Miles 30 850 Save R371 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Does the Earth contain enough oil to provide energy for the human race indefinitely? If not, how long will the oil last? What about renewable energy technologies like wind and solar? Will they be able to supply an indefinite supply of energy for the human race? If not, how long will it last? And what role does overpopulation play in our world's energy supply? Even with multiple forms of energy available, how long will it last as long as more and more humans, and therefore more industries and energy consumption, are added? Taking a long-held theory called "Peak Oil Theory" the authors of this groundbreaking new text examine the theory of "Peak Energy" to examine all of these questions. Crude oil and natural gas are the major sources of fuel used to supply energy for various needs. Users of crude oil and natural gas must take into account that these energy sources are, without doubt, non-renewable depleting resources, and the cost of extraction depends not only on the current rate of production but also on the amount of cumulative production. In fact, many pundits believe projections that the world is rapidly apprpaching a precipice, after which crude oil and natural gas will no longer be in ready supply. This phenomenon has given rise to the peak oil theory - peak oil is the point in time when the maximum rate of petroleum recovery from the reservoir is reached, after which the rate of petroleum production enters terminal decline. From this concept has emerged the wider concept of the peak energy theory which, as it is related to the availability of all fossil fuels, is also subject to decline with fossil fuel use. This text, written by two of the world's most well-known, respected, and prolific writers in the energy industry, is a fascinating study of our world's energy needs and the future of the multi-source energy supply on this planet. Whether oil and gas, wind, solar, geothermal, or even nuclear, all sources of energy have their limits, and we, as scientists, engineers, and consumers of energy need to be knowledgeable on these topics. This book is a must-have for any engineer, student, scientist, or even layperson interested in energy and the idea of energy sustainability on planet Earth.

Handbook of Petroleum Refining (Hardcover): James G. Speight Handbook of Petroleum Refining (Hardcover)
James G. Speight
R7,168 Discovery Miles 71 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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 conventional feedstocks with heavy oil, tar sand bitumen, and bio-feedstocks; (2) properties and refinability of the various feedstocks; (3) thermal processes versus hydroprocesses; and (4) the influence of refining on the environment.

Handbook of Petrochemical Processes (Hardcover): James G. Speight Handbook of Petrochemical Processes (Hardcover)
James G. Speight
R4,662 R4,345 Discovery Miles 43 450 Save R317 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The petrochemical industry is a scientific and engineering field that encompasses the production of a wide range of chemicals and polymers. The purpose of this book is not only to provide a follow-on to form the later chapters of the highly successful Chemistry and Technology of Petroleum 5th Edition but also provides a simplified approach to a very diverse chemical subject dealing with the chemistry and technology of various petroleum and petrochemical process. Following from the introductory chapters, this book provides the readers with a valuable source of information containing insights into petrochemical reactions and products, process technology, and polymer synthesis. Provides readers with a valuable source of information containing insights into petrochemical reactions and products, process technology, and polymer synthesis Introduces the reader to the various petrochemical intermediates are generally produced by chemical conversion of primary petrochemicals to form more complicated derivative products The reactions and processes involved in transforming petroleum-based hydrocarbons into the chemicals that form the basis of the multi-billion dollar petrochemical industry are reviewed and described The book includes information on new process developments for the production of raw materials and intermediates for petrochemicals Includes a description of the origin of the raw materials for the petrochemicals industry - including an overview of the coal chemicals industry

The Biofuels Handbook (Hardcover): James G. Speight The Biofuels Handbook (Hardcover)
James G. Speight
R7,840 R6,308 Discovery Miles 63 080 Save R1,532 (20%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Petroleum-based fuels are well-established products that have served industry and consumers for more than one hundred years. However petroleum, once considered inexhaustible, is now being depleted at a rapid rate. As the amount of available petroleum decreases, the need for alternative technologies to produce liquid fuels that could potentially help prolong the liquid fuels culture and mitigate the forthcoming effects of the shortage of transportation fuels is being sought. The dynamics are now coming into place for the establishment of a synthetic fuels industry; the processes for recovery of raw materials and processing options have to change to increase the efficiency of oil production and it is up to various levels of government not only to promote the establishment of such an industry but to recognise the need for available and variable technology. This timely handbook is written to assist the reader in understanding the options that available for the production of synthetic fuel from biological sources. Each chapter contains tables of the chemical and physical properties of the fuels and fuel sources. It is essential that the properties of such materials be presented in order to assist the researcher to understand the nature of the feedstocks as well as the nature of the products. If a product cannot be employed for its hope-for-use, it is not a desirable product and must be changed accordingly. Such plans can only be made when the properties of the original product are understood. The fuels considered include conventional and unconventional fuel sources; the production and properties of fuels from biomass, crops, wood, domestic and industrial waste and landfill gas.

An Introduction to Petroleum Technology, Economics, and Politics (Hardcover): James G. Speight An Introduction to Petroleum Technology, Economics, and Politics (Hardcover)
James G. Speight
R1,984 R1,627 Discovery Miles 16 270 Save R357 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The perfect primer for both the layperson and the engineer, for the new hire and the old hand, describing, in easy-to-understand language, one of the biggest and most lucrative industries in the world. There is only one substance known to mankind that can cause wars, influence global economies, and make entire countries rich: petroleum. One teaspoon of the stuff carries enough energy to power a ton truck up a hill. It's in the news every single day, it influences our lives in ways that we cannot fathom, and it is the most important commodity in the world. But how much does the average person, even the average engineer, know about it? This book describes the petroleum industry, in easy-to-understand language, for both the layperson and engineer alike. From the economics of searching for oil and gas to the pitfalls of drilling and production, getting it out of the ground, into pipelines, into refineries, and, finally, into your gas tank, this book covers the petroleum industry like no other treatment before. There is coverage of pricing and the economics of this very important resource, as well, which is useful not only to engineers, but to economists and, really, anyone who uses it. From jet fuel to gasoline to natural gas and plastics, petroleum is one of the integral products of our lives. We are practically bathed it in from birth, our food is protected by it, and it even has healing properties. Learn all about this incredible substance and its fascinating history and highly debated future. An Introduction to Petroleum Technology, Economics, and Politics: * Gives a thorough summary of the petroleum and natural gas industry, from prospect to production to pipeline * New technologies, such as directional and underbalanced drilling, are covered, in easy-to-understand language * Useful not only for newcomers and laypersons, but for engineers and students, particularly those for whom English is a second language * Examines the basics of pricing and valuation

Formulas and Calculations for Drilling Operations (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): James G. Speight Formulas and Calculations for Drilling Operations (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
James G. Speight
R3,552 R3,169 Discovery Miles 31 690 Save R383 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Presented in an easy-to-use format, this second edition of Formulas and Calculations for Drilling Operations is a quick reference for day-to-day work out on the rig. It also serves as a handy study guide for drilling and well control certification courses. Virtually all the mathematics required on a drilling rig is here in one convenient source, including formulas for pressure gradient, specific gravity, pump, output, annular velocity, buoyancy factor, and many other topics. Whether open on your desk, on the hood of your truck at the well, or on an offshore platform, this is the only book available that covers the gamut of the formulas and calculations for petroleum engineers that have been compiled over decades. Some of these formulas and calculations have been used for decades, while others are meant to help guide the engineer through some of the more recent breakthroughs in the industry's technology, such as hydraulic fracturing and enhanced oil recovery. There is no other source for these useful formulas and calculations that is this thorough. An instant classic when the first edition was published, the much-improved revision is even better, offering new information not available in the first edition, making it as up-to-date as possible in book form. Truly a state-of-the-art masterpiece for the oil and gas industry, if there is only one book you buy to help you do your job, this is it!

Handbook of Natural Gas Analysis (Hardcover): James G. Speight Handbook of Natural Gas Analysis (Hardcover)
James G. Speight
R3,150 R2,819 Discovery Miles 28 190 Save R331 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A comprehensive resource to the origin, properties, and analysis of natural gas and its constituents Handbook of Natural Gas Analysis is a comprehensive guide that includes information on the origin and analysis of natural gas, the standard test methods, and procedures that help with the predictability of gas composition and behavior during gas cleaning operations and use. The author--a noted expert on the topic--also explores the properties and behavior of the various components of natural gas and gas condensate. All chapters are written as stand-alone chapters and they cover a wealth of topics including history and uses; origin and production; composition and properties; recovery, storage, and transportation; properties and analysis of gas stream and gas condensate. The text is designed to help with the identification of quality criteria appropriate analysis and testing that fall under the umbrella of ASTM International. ASTM is an organization that is recognized globally across borders, disciplines and industries and works to improve performance in manufacturing and materials and products. This important guide: Contains detailed information on natural gas and its constituents Offers an analysis of methane, gas hydrates, ethane, propane, butane, and gas condensate Includes information on the behavior of natural gas to aid in the planning for recovery, storage, transportation, and use Covers the test methods that are applicable to natural gas and its constituents Written in accessible and easy-to-understand terms Written for scientists, engineers, analytical chemists who work with natural gas as well as other scientists and engineers in the industry, Handbook of Natural Gas Analysis offers a guide to the analysis, standard test methods, and procedures that aid in the predictability of gas composition and behavior during gas cleaning operations and use.

Bioremediation of Petroleum and Petroleum Products (Hardcover): James G. Speight, Karuna K. Arjoon Bioremediation of Petroleum and Petroleum Products (Hardcover)
James G. Speight, Karuna K. Arjoon
R4,216 R3,755 Discovery Miles 37 550 Save R461 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With petroleum-related spills, explosions, and health issues in the headlines almost every day, the issue of remediation of petroleum and petroleum products is taking on increasing importance, for the survival of our environment, our planet, and our future. This book is the first of its kind to explore this difficult issue from an engineering and scientific point of view and offer solutions and reasonable courses of action.

Deep Shale Oil and Gas (Paperback): James G. Speight Deep Shale Oil and Gas (Paperback)
James G. Speight
R2,622 R2,175 Discovery Miles 21 750 Save R447 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Natural gas and crude oil production from hydrocarbon rich deep shale formations is one of the most quickly expanding trends in domestic oil and gas exploration. Vast new natural gas and oil resources are being discovered every year across North America and one of those new resources comes from the development of deep shale formations, typically located many thousands of feet below the surface of the Earth in tight, low permeability formations. Deep Shale Oil and Gas provides an introduction to shale gas resources as well as offer a basic understanding of the geomechanical properties of shale, the need for hydraulic fracturing, and an indication of shale gas processing. The book also examines the issues regarding the nature of shale gas development, the potential environmental impacts, and the ability of the current regulatory structure to deal with these issues. Deep Shale Oil and Gas delivers a useful reference that today's petroleum and natural gas engineer can use to make informed decisions about meeting and managing the challenges they may face in the development of these resources.

Handbook of Gasification Technology - Science, Processes, and Applications (Hardcover): James G. Speight Handbook of Gasification Technology - Science, Processes, and Applications (Hardcover)
James G. Speight
R5,231 Discovery Miles 52 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Gasification is one of the most important advancements that has ever occurred in energy production. Using this technology, for example, coal can be gasified into a product that has roughly half the carbon footprint of coal. On a large scale, gasification could be considered a revolutionary development, not only prolonging the life of carbon-based fuels, but making them "greener" and cleaner. As long as much of the world still depends on fossil fuels, gasification will be an environmentally friendlier choice for energy production. But gasification is not just used for fossil fuels. Waste products that would normally be dumped into landfills or otherwise disposed of can be converted into energy through the process of gasification. The same is true of biofeedstocks and other types of feedstocks, thus making another argument for the widespread use of gasification. The Handbook of Gasification Technology covers all aspects of the gasification, in a "one-stop shop," from the basic science of gasification and why it is needed to the energy sources, processes, chemicals, materials, and machinery used in the technology. Whether a veteran engineer or scientist using it as a reference or a professor using it as a textbook, this outstanding new volume is a must-have for any library.

Environmental Management of Energy from Biofuels and Biofeedstocks (Hardcover): James G. Speight, Kamel Singh Environmental Management of Energy from Biofuels and Biofeedstocks (Hardcover)
James G. Speight, Kamel Singh
R4,089 R3,640 Discovery Miles 36 400 Save R449 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The most comprehensive and thorough volume on the environmental aspects of energy from biofuels and biofeedstocks Biomass is a renewable resource whose utilization has received great attention due to environmental considerations and the increasing demands of energy worldwide. Since the energy crises of the 1970s, many countries have become interested in biomass as a fuel source to expand the development of domestic and renewable energy sources, reduce the environmental impacts of energy production, provide rural prosperity for its poor farmers, and bolster a flat agricultural sector. This first volume in the Energy and the Environment series discusses the environmental impacts and social concerns of energy production in its various forms, offering comprehensive coverage of the many available biofuels. Starting with a historical overview, Environmental Management of Energy from Biomass and Biofeedstocks: * Presents a full technological treatment of the processes, engineering, and applications of biofuels and biofeedstocks * Describes the relevant technologies and their environmental impacts * Covers the social aspects, economic aspects, and the future of biofuels * Discusses a variety of biofuels and their possible use and applicability in different countries Readership: Any engineer, manager, or technician working with energy from biomass or biofeedstocks. Chemical engineers, chemists, and process engineers working in the field or doing research will most greatly benefit from this valuable new work.

Natural Water Remediation - Chemistry and Technology (Paperback): James G. Speight Natural Water Remediation - Chemistry and Technology (Paperback)
James G. Speight
R2,207 Discovery Miles 22 070 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Natural Water Remediation: Chemistry and Technology considers topics such as metal ion solubility controls, pH, carbonate equilibria, adsorption reactions, redox reactions and the kinetics of oxygenation reactions that occur in natural water environments. The book begins with the fundamentals of acid-base and redox chemistry to provide a better understanding of the natural system. Other sections cover the relationships among environmental factors and natural water (including biochemical factors, hydrologic cycles and sources of solutes in the atmosphere). Chemical thermodynamic models, as applied to natural water, are then discussed in detail. Final sections cover self-contained applications concerning composition, quality measurement and analyses for river, lake, reservoir and groundwater sampling.

Biogas - Production and Properties (Hardcover): James G. Speight Biogas - Production and Properties (Hardcover)
James G. Speight
R5,497 R3,998 Discovery Miles 39 980 Save R1,499 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book will introduce the reader to the fundamentals of biogas production, properties, and uses. The chapters focus on biogas as a renewable energy source, biogas production, the chemistry and engineering aspects of anaerobic digestion, landfill gas, biomass gasification, biogas upgrading technology, among other topics.

Chemistry And Technology Of Alternate Fuels (Hardcover): James G. Speight Chemistry And Technology Of Alternate Fuels (Hardcover)
James G. Speight
R4,148 Discovery Miles 41 480 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This compendium covers unconventional fuel sources, i.e., sources other than crude oil and natural gas with the aim of presenting these sources as future alternates to fossil fuels. The contents of this must-have volume are important aspects of the non-fossil fuel sources of availability of alternate sources of fuels. The properties of these fuels are well documented and compared to other fuels from non-petroleum sources (such as tar sand, coal, and oil shale). The environmental effects of non-petroleum fuels will also be compared to other fuels in terms with current environmental regulations.

Environmental Technology Handbook - 2nd Edition (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): James G. Speight Environmental Technology Handbook - 2nd Edition (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
James G. Speight
R2,780 Discovery Miles 27 800 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


This is a comprehensive textbook for energy and environment covering history, sources, movement, control of anthropogenic emissions, toxicology and regulations. The new and updated edition of the Environmental Technology Handbook explains clearly with well-defined terms the present relationship between energy generation from all sources and its environmental effects. The is a standalone book that presents all the pertinent information in a clear and understandable form. End of chapter questions help readers quickly learn the essential topics and terminology.
The authors start by giving a history of environmental technology and go on to explain the physical and thermal methods of waste management and explors pertinent issues such as gaseous emissions, waste recycling and disposal. This exemplary analysis of the field can be used as a reference for companies setting up an environmental compliance programme.

The Refinery of the Future (Hardcover): James G. Speight The Refinery of the Future (Hardcover)
James G. Speight
R4,185 Discovery Miles 41 850 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As feedstocks to refineries change, there must be an accompanying change in refinery technology. This means a movement from conventional means of refining heavy feedstocks using (typically) coking technologies to more innovative processes that will coax the last drips of liquid fuels from the feedstock.
This book presents the evolution of refinery processes during the last century and as well as the means by which refinery processes will evolve during the next three-to-five decades. Chapters contain material relevant to (1) comparisons of current feedstocks with heavy oil and bio-feedstocks; (2) evolution of refineries since the 1950s, (3) properties and refinability of heavy oil and bio-feedstocks, (4) thermal processes vs. hydroprocesses, and (5) evolution of products to match the environmental market.
Process innovations that have influenced refinery processing over the past three decades are presented, as well as the relevant patents that have the potential for incorporation into future refineries.
Comparison of current feedstocks with heavy oil and bio-feedstocks.
Evolution of refineries over the past three decades.
Properties and refinability of heavy oil and bio-feedstocks.
Thermal processes vs. Hydroprocesses.
Evolution of products to match the environmental market.

* Investigates the engineering and plant design challenges presented by heavy oil and bio-feedstocks

* Explores the legislatory and regulatory climate, including increasingly stringent environmental requirements

* Examines the trade-offs of thermal processes vs. hydroprocesses"

Handbook of Industrial Hydrocarbon Processes (Hardcover): James G. Speight Handbook of Industrial Hydrocarbon Processes (Hardcover)
James G. Speight
R3,999 Discovery Miles 39 990 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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.

o Flow diagrams and descriptions of more than 250 leading-edge process technologies.
o An analysis of chemical reactions and process steps that are required to produce chemicals from various raw materials
o Properties, availability and environmental impact of various raw materials used in hydrocarbon processing

Natural Gas - A Basic Handbook (Hardcover): James G. Speight Natural Gas - A Basic Handbook (Hardcover)
James G. Speight
R3,317 Discovery Miles 33 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Natural gas represents nearly one-quarter of the world s energy resources. More than half of American homes rely on it as their main heating fuel. It serves as the raw material necessary in everyday paints, plastics, medicines and explosives. It produces the cleanest of all fossil fuels. It is natural gas-and everybody should acquire a basic understanding of it. This valuable easy-to-use reference supplies all the basics that every person should know about the natural gas industry. Introductory engineers, managers and analysts will benefit from this informative, practical handbook. Natural gas remains a vital component of all energy sources, and with an increasing demand for information on this useful energy source, "Natural Gas: A Basic Handbook" is an essential tool for anyone involved in the energy industry."

Coal-Fired Power Generation Handbook (Hardcover): James G. Speight Coal-Fired Power Generation Handbook (Hardcover)
James G. Speight
R5,271 R4,684 Discovery Miles 46 840 Save R587 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The most complete and up-to-date handbook on power generation from coal, this book covers all of today's new, cleaner methods for creating electricity from coal, the environmental challenges and concerns involved in its production, and developing technologies. It describes new technologies that could virtually eliminate the sulfur, nitrogen, and mercury pollutants released when coal is burned for electricity generation. In addition, the text details technologies for greenhouse gases capture from coal-fired power plants, as well as for preventing such emissions from contributing to global warming.

The Desulfurization of Heavy Oils and Residua (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): James G. Speight The Desulfurization of Heavy Oils and Residua (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
James G. Speight
R6,930 Discovery Miles 69 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Second Edition expands and updates information on the technological aspects of refining heavy oils, residua, bitumen, and other high-sulfur feedstocks. Focuses on the range of next-generation refining processes."

Global Climate Change Demystified (Hardcover): James G. Speight Global Climate Change Demystified (Hardcover)
James G. Speight
R4,076 Discovery Miles 40 760 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

For too many years climate change (also referred to as global warming) has been assigned predominantly to the emissions of carbon dioxide though the combustion of fossil fuels. It must never be forgotten or ignored, however, that the Earth is constantly changing since its formation and has gone through different eras like glaciations, among others. These changes need thousands of years to be made visible, and the current increase in the average temperature of the Earth since the pre-industrial period is happening, provided that the measurements of past climatic temperatures are accurate and beyond reproach. Thus, the assessment that the warming trend that has occurred over the past 100 years is very likely to have some origins in natural events. The precise contributions of natural effects and anthropogenic effects on the climate are not known, but it is accurate to conclude that many factors continue to influence climate. Whether or not human activities have become a dominant force in the changing climate and are responsible for most of the warming observed is still open to question. When studying the climate system of the Earth, an area of common confusion that relates to whether climate scientists agree or disagree as to whether or not climate change is happening, or if it is happening, whether or not humans are the primary cause. There are a variety of reasons for this, but a majority of scientists who study climate and publish in peer-reviewed journals agree that human activity is causing the warming of the Earth. The purpose of this book is to weigh all of these various data points and, in a scientific and unemotional way, arrive at likely conclusions regarding global climate change. Whether human activity is the main driver behind our current changes in climate, one thing is certain: Climate change is happening, and we all need to make informed, rather than emotional, decisions.

Handbook of Petroleum Product Analysis (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): James G. Speight Handbook of Petroleum Product Analysis (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
James G. Speight
R2,823 R2,533 Discovery Miles 25 330 Save R290 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book deals with the various aspects of petroleum product analysis and provides a detailed explanation of the necessary standard tests and procedures that are applicable to products in order to help define predictability of behavior. In addition, the application of new methods for determining instability and incompatibility are described. More importantly, the book provides details of the meaning of the various test results and how they might be applied to predict product behavior. It provides a comprehensive single source that describes the application and interpretation of the data of the various test methods for petroleum products

Many of the chapters from the 1st Edition have been rewritten to include the latest developments in the product specifications and testing protocols. Updates on the evolving test methods and new test methods are presented.

The book contains information related to four sections: petroleum properties, petroleum refining processes, production of petroleum products, and testing procedures for petroleum and petroleum products. This information is further sub-divided into chapters relating to the properties and specifications petroleum feedstocks and production and properties including: Petroleum, Analytical Methods, Sampling and Measurement of Liquid Petroleum Products, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (including refinery gas), Naphtha and Solvents, Gasoline, Aviation and Marine Fuels, Kerosene, Diesel Fuel, Distillate Heating Oil, Residual Fuel Oil, White Oil, Lubricating Oils (including used lubricating oil), Grease, Wax, Residua and Asphalt, Coke, Carbon Black and Graphite, and Use of the Data

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