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Research and Markets: Advances in Clean Hydrocarbon Fuel Processing: Science and Technology.

DUBLIN -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/b0fd7f9f/advances_in_clean) has announced the addition of Woodhead Publishing Ltd's new book "Advances in Clean Hydrocarbon Fuel Processing: Science and Technology" to their offering.

Conventional coal, oil and gas resources used worldwide for power production and transportation are limited and unsustainable. Research and development into clean, alternative hydrocarbon fuels is therefore aimed at improving fuel security through exploring new feedstock conversion techniques, improving production efficiency and reducing environmental impacts.

"Advances in clean hydrocarbon fuel processing" provides a comprehensive and systematic reference on the range of alternative conversion processes and technologies. Following introductory overviews of the feedstocks, environmental issues and life cycle assessment for alternative hydrocarbon fuel processing, sections go on to review solid, liquid and gaseous fuel conversion. Solid fuel coverage includes reviews of liquefaction, gasification, pyrolysis and biomass catalysis. Liquid fuel coverage includes reviews of sulfur removal, partial oxidation and hydroconversion. Gaseous fuel coverage includes reviews of Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, methanol and dimethyl ether production, water-gas shift technology and natural gas hydrate conversion. The final section examines environmental degradation issues in fuel processing plants as well as automation, advanced process control and process modelling techniques for plant optimisation

Written by an international team of expert contributors, Advances in clean hydrocarbon fuel processing provides a valuable reference for fuel processing engineers, industrial petrochemists and energy professionals, as well as for researchers and academics in this field.

Key features:

- a comprehensive reference on the range of alternative conversion processes and technologies

- provides an overview of the feedstocks, environmental issues and life cycle assessments for alternative hydrocarbon fuel processing, including a review of the key issues in solid, liquid and gaseous fuel conversion

- examines automation, advanced process control and process modelling techniques for plant optimisation

Key Topics Covered:

PART 1: OVERVIEW AND ASSESSMENT OF HYDROCARBON FUEL CONVERSION PROCESSES

Characterisation and preparation of biomass, oil shale and coal-based feedstocks

Production, properties and environmental impact of hydrocarbon fuel conversion

Life cycle assessment (LCA) of alternative hydrocarbon fuel conversion

PART 2: SOLID HYDROCARBON FUEL PROCESSING AND TECHNOLOGY

Direct liquefaction (DCL) processes and technology for coal and biomass conversion

Gasification processes and technology

Pyrolysis processes and technology for the conversion of hydrocarbons and biomass

Biomass catalysis in conventional refineries

PART 3: LIQUID HYDROCARBON FUEL PROCESSING AND TECHNOLOGY

Sulfur removal from heavy and light petroleum hydrocarbon by selective oxidation

Partial oxidation (POX) processes and technology for clean fuel and chemical production

Hydroconversion processes and technology for clean fuel and chemical production

PART 4: GASEOUS HYDROCARBON FUEL PROCESSING AND TECHNOLOGY

Middle distillate fuel production from synthesis gas via the Fischer-Tropsch process

Methanol and dimethyl ether (DME) production from synthesis gas

Advances in water-gas shift technology: modern catalysts and improved reactor concepts

Natural gas hydrate conversion processes

PART 5: OPERATIONAL ISSUES AND PROCESS IMPROVEMENT IN HYDROCARBON FUEL PROCESSING PLANT

Environmental degradation in hydrocarbon fuel processing plant: issues and mitigation

Automation technology in hydrocarbon fuel processing plant

Advanced process control for clean fuel production: Smart plant of the future

Process modelling for hydrocarbon fuel conversion

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/b0fd7f9f/advances_in_clean

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