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403. Design Guidelines for Utilizing Distillation Simulation Software in the Field

404. Design Guidelines for Distillation Revamps

 

406. Design Guidelines for Chemical Treatments in Distillation Columns

409. Design Guidelines for BTX Revamps

410. Troubleshooting Practice in the Refinery
 

411. Benchmarking a Waste Water Treatment Systems   

412. BTX Extractive Distillation Capacity Increased by Enhanced Packing Distributors
 

001. Texas Refiner expands aromatics capacity 20% with staged revamp
002. Engineering Fundamentals for Operators - Practical Distillation Fundamentals
005. Cooling Tower Monitoring and Environmental Compliance

006. Resolving Distillation Equipment Problems
015. Molecular Sieve Applications

017. Flare Safety Overview
018. Flow Phenomena in Staged and Non Staged Distillation Equipment

 

020. FCC Catalyst Selection

021. Refinery Catalyst Workshop
023. Career Guidelines for Young and Old Graduates
 

026. Improving the Reliability of High Heat Flux Reboilers
027. The Design and Performance of a Packed Benzene Toluene Splitter
028. Anti Fouling Tray Technology
029. Use of Process Simulation for Distillation Design

030. The Importance of Thermodynamics on Process Simulation Modeling

031. Lower FCC Catalyst Resistivities raise Precipitator Efficiencies
032. Refiners have several options to overcome FCCU opacity limitations
033. Communicating Effectively Among Engineers
035. Waste-heat recovery: Weighing in the environmental Factor

 

036. Spiral Heat Exchangers Preheat High Solids Black Liquor Without plugging
038. Analysis of NOx Reduction Techniques

042. Allowances and Credits: Components of a Sound NOx Reduction Strategy

043. Radioisotope Technology - Benefits & Limitations in Packed Tower Diagnostics

 

051. Extractive Distillation for the Separation of Benzene and Cyclohexane Mixture

053. Targeting the Minimum Water Rate Using Water Cascade Analysis Technique

064. Distributed Distillation with Heat Integration

069. Chemical Engineering Review Paper

070. Best Practices in Prevention and Suppression of Metal Packing Fires

 

073.  Radioisotope Technology - Troubleshooting Packed Beds in Vacuum Distillation

077. A DESIGN REVIEW OF STEAM STRIPPING COLUMNS FOR WASTEWATER SERVICE

079. Design Guidelines for Extractive Distillation Columns

 

081. Succeed at Plant Debottlenecking

082. Measure and Access Maldistribution in Industrial Packed Towers

083. Multiple Down comer Fouling Paper

 

089. Integrate Process Simulation and Process Synthesis

 

091. Distillation Column Internals Related Process Intensification Developments

093. Setting Targets for Water and Hydrogen Networks using Cascade Analysis

094. SYNTHESIS OF MASS EXCHANGE NETWORKS FOR BATCH PROCESS SYSTEMS. PART 3

095. Resource Conservation and Waste Minimization for Property Networks

 

096. Water Minimization by Pinch Technology

097. Synthesis of mass exchange network for batch processes—Part I: Utility targeting

098. Synthesis of mass exchange network for batch processes—Part II: Minimum units target

099. CASCADE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUE FOR TARGETING PROPERTY-BASED MATERIAL REUSE NETWORK

100.  Maximizing Water Recovery through Water Pinch Technology

 

108. Cascade Analysis for setting the Targets for Resource Conservation Part 1

109. Cascade Analysis for setting the Targets for Resource Conservation Part 2

 

110. EPA Check Valve Review

111. Design Guidelines for Safety in Piping Networks

113. Safety Editorial - Rough Road Ahead

 

118. FACTORS INFLUENCING VAPOR CROSSFLOW CHANNELING

119. FCC Debutanizer Revamp for Flexibility and Additional Capacity

123. Standardization of Structured Packing Efficiency Measurements

126. Distillation Column Internals Related Process Intensification Developments