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Index of Articles

001. Texas Refiner expands aromatics capacity 20% with staged revamp

002. Engineering Fundamentals for Operators - Practical Distillation Fundamentals

003. Safety Results Mirror Expectations at New Grassroots Ethylene Plant

004. Environmental Concerns Addressed in the Design of a New Ethylene Plant

005. Cooling Tower Monitoring and Environmental Compliance

006. Resolving Distillation Equipment Problems

007. Ethylene Unit Test Run Planning and Execution

008. Ethylene Unit Saturator and Dilution Steam Generators Challenges

013. Ethylene Unit Pyrolysis Furnace Opportunities & Strategic Improvements

014. Increase Fractionation Efficiency: Propylene Fractionation Example

015. Molecular Sieve Applications

016. Ethylene Unit Cracked Gas Compressor Case Studies on Fouling

017. Flare Safety Overview

018. Flow Phenomena in Staged and Non Staged Distillation Equipment

019. Advances in Cracking Furnace Technology

020. FCC Catalyst Selection

021. Refinery Catalyst Workshop

022. Revising an Ethylene Unit Feed Saturator

023. Career Guidelines for Young and Old Graduates

024. Pyrolysis Furnace Technical Overview

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

026. The Importance of Thermodynamics on Process Simulation Modeling

027. Lower FCC Catalyst Resistivities raise Precipitator Efficiencies

028. Refiners have several options to overcome FCCU opacity limitations

029. Communicating Effectively Among Engineers

030. Waste-heat recovery: Weighing in the environmental Factor

036. Spiral Heat Exchangers Preheat High Solids Black Liquor Without plugging

037. Targeting East Asian Markets

038. Analysis of NOx Reduction Techniques

039. Partial Catalytic Hydrogenation of Acetylene

040. Production of Polyethylene Using Gas Fluidized Bed Reactor

041. Personal Development

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

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

047. Physical separation devices for Ethylene Plants

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

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

061. Overview on C2 and C3 Selective Hydrogenation in Ethylene Plants

063. Hydrogen Sulfide Poisoning

064. Distributed Distillation with Heat Integration

068. An Overview of Oxygenates in Ethylene Units

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

078. Trouble Shooting an Ethylene Quench Water Tower

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

084. Utility Management for Process and Power Industries

085. Hydrogen Production Optimization in Industry

086. Strategies to Measure Implementation of Health Programs

087. Ethylene Plant Safety Incidents

088. Energy Savings in Steam Systems

089. Integrate Process Simulation and Process Synthesis

090. Engineering Education Goals; Building Tomorrow痴 Leaders

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猶art I: Utility targeting

098. Synthesis of mass exchange network for batch processes猶art II: Minimum units target

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

100. Maximizing Water Recovery through Water Pinch Technology

101. ENGINEERING ASPECTS OF HERBAL AND PHYTOCHEMICAL PROCESSING

102. Modeling a pharmaceutical production process utilizing a batch process simulator

103. PILOT SCALE MODELING AND DESIGN FOR THE SEPARATION OF FATTY ACID MIXTURE

104. Modeling and Simulation of Used Lubricant Oil Re-refining Process

105. PHYTOCHEMICAL PROCESSING: THE NEXT EMERGING FIELD IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

106. Ammonia in a Steam Cracking Plant

107. Upgrade of a Tail-End Acetylene Converter

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

115. Gamma-Ray Computer-Aided Tomography of Industrial Packed Columns

118. FACTORS INFLUENCING VAPOR CROSSFLOW CHANNELING

119. FCC Debutanizer Revamp for Flexibility and Additional Capacity

124. Integrity Management of the Water Injection Networks

125. Effect of Aquifer Dump flood on the Reservoir Scale Tendency and Subsurface Equipment Corrosion

126. Distillation Column Internals Related Process Intensification Developments

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

404. Design Guidelines for Distillation Revamps

405. Design Guidelines for Ethylene Quench Towers

406. Design Guidelines for Chemical Treatments in Distillation Columns

408. Design Guidelines for Extractive 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

413. Ethylene Unit Operations Management Concepts

416 Design Guideline for Propylene Splitter Distillation Columns

501. Refinery Definitions

502. Water and Waste Water Treatment Definitions

503. Petroleum Related Definitions


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