Technical Articles


Index 1. Aromatics
Index 2. Distillation
Index 3. Environmental Concerns
Index 4. Ethylene / Olefin Process
Index 5. General Process
Index 6. Oleo Chemical
Index 7. Personal Development
Index 8. Health and Safety
Index 9. Refining

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Index 1. Aromatics

A-01. Texas Refiner expands aromatics capacity 20% with staged revamp

A-02. BTX Extractive Distillation Capacity Increased by Enhanced Packing Distributors

A-03. The Design and Performance of a Packed Benzene Toluene Splitter

A-04. Extractive Distillation for the Separation of Benzene and Cyclohexane Mixture

Index 2. Distillation

D-01. Practical Distillation Fundamentals - Engineering Fundamentals for Operators

D-02. Resolving Distillation Equipment Problems

D-03. Flow Phenomena in Staged and Non Staged Distillation Equipment

D-04. Use of Process Simulation for Distillation Design

D-05. The Importance of Thermodynamics on Process Simulation Modelling

D-12. Design Guidelines for Utilizing Distillation Simulation Software in the Field

D-13. Design Guidelines for Distillation Revamps

D-14. A Design Review of Steam Stripping Columns for Wastewater Service

D-15. The Economic Advantage Added by Specialized Knowledge of Distillation Fundamentals (Kolmetz Law)

D-15. Design Guidelines for Propylene Splitter Distillation Columns

Index 3. Environmental Concerns

E-01. Environmental Concerns Addressed in the Design of a New Ethylene Plant

E-02. Cooling Tower Monitoring and Environmental Compliance

E-03. Benchmarking a Waste Water Treatment Systems

E-04. Analysis of NOx Reduction Techniques

E-05. Allowances and Credits: Components of a Sound NOx Reduction Strategy


Index 4. Olefins / Ethylene

O-01. Ethylene Unit Test Run Planning and Execution

O-02. Ethylene Unit Saturator and Dilution Steam Generators Challenges

O-03. Ethylene Unit Operations Management Concepts

O-04. Ethylene Unit Pyrolysis Furnace Opportunities & Strategic Improvements

O-05. Ethylene Unit Cracked Gas Compressor Case Studies on Fouling

O-06. Increase Fractionation Efficiency: Propylene Fractionation Example

O-07. Advances in Cracking Furnace Technology

O-08. Revising an Ethylene Unit Feed Saturator

O-09. Pyrolysis Furnace Technical Overview

O-10. Partial Catalytic Hydrogenation of Acetylene

O-12. Physical separation devices for Ethylene Plants

O-13. Overview on C2 and C3 Selective Hydrogenation in Ethylene Plants

O-14. An Overview of Oxygenates in Ethylene Units

O-15. Ammonia in a Steam Cracking Plant

O-16. Upgrade of a Tail-End Acetylene Converter

O-18. Design Guidelines for Ethylene Quench Towers

O-19. Design Guidelines for Propylene Splitter Distillation Columns

Index 5. General Process

G-01. Molecular Sieve Applications

G-02. Flare Safety Overview

G-03. Improving the Reliability of High Heat Flux Reboilers

G-04. Waste-heat recovery: Weighing in the environmental Factor

G-05. Spiral Heat Exchangers Preheat High Solids Black Liquor Without plugging

G-06. Production of Polyethylene Using Gas Fluidized Bed Reactor

G-07. Chemical Engineering Review Paper

G-08. Flare Safety Incident

G-09. Design Guidelines for Chemical Treatments in Distillation Columns

Index 7. Personal Development

P-01. Career Guidelines for Young and Old Graduates

P-02. Communicating Effectively Among Engineers

P-04. Engineering Education Goals; Building Tomorrow's Leaders

Index 8. Health and Safety

S-01. Safety Results Mirror Expectations at New Grassroots Ethylene Plant

S-02. Hydrogen Sulfide Poisoning

S-03. Best Practices in Prevention and Suppression of Metal Packing Fires

S-04. Strategies to Measure Implementation of Health Programs

S-05. Ethylene Plant Safety Incidents

S-06. EPA Check Valve Review

S-07. Design Guidelines for Safety in Piping Networks

Index 9. Refining

R-01. Troubleshooting Practice in the Refinery - AIChE

R-02. Troubleshooting Practice in the Refinery - O&G Journal

R-03. FCC Catalyst Selection

R-04. Lower FCC Catalyst Resistivities raise Precipitator Efficiencies

R-05. Refiners have several options to overcome FCCU opacity limitations