COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Petroleum Refining and Petrochemical Technology
Course Code: 
15CHE438
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Coimbatore

'Petroleum Refining and Petrochemical Technology' is an elective course offered in the B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.

Unit 1

Petroleum refining: Crude oil distillation process – thermal conversion processes. Conventional thermal cracking – vis-breaking and design variables of vis-breaking – coking: Fluid coking, flexi coking, delayed coking and hardware considerations – catalytic conversion processes -fluid catalytic cracking with special reference to catalyst and reactor design configurations – hydro-treating, hydrodesulphurization and hydro-cracking – Reforming: process, catalyst, reactor design configuration – alkylation – isomerization – lube oil manufacturing process, solvent – de-asphalting, solvent de-waxing and hydro finishing – production of PET, waxes and bitumen.

Unit 2

Petrochemical technology: Petrochemical industry overview, primary raw materials for petrochemicals, first generation petrochemicals – hydrocarbon intermediates and their production, non-hydrocarbon intermediates, olefin production, processing of olefins C4& C5 cut from steam cracking and fluid cracking.

Unit 3

Aromatics production, second generation petrochemicals from: methane and synthesis gas derivatives, ethylene and ethylene derivatives, propylene and propylene derivatives, C4 and C5 derivatives, aromatics – benzene, toluene and xylene derivatives – third generation petrochemicals – polymers, elastomers, polyurethanes and synthetic fiber.

  • Ram Prasad, “Petroleum Refining Technology”, Khanna Publishers, Delhi, 2000
  • J. H. Gary, G. H. Handwerk and M. J. Kaiser, “Petroleum Refining Technology and Economics”, 5th Edition, CRC Press, New York, 2007
  • G. D. Hobson and W. Pohl, “Modern Petroleum Technology”, 6th Edition, Wiley, New York, 2000.
  • B. K. Bhaskara Rao, “A Text on Petrochemicals”, Khanna Publishers, New Delhi, 2008.
  • R. A. Meyers, “Handbook of Petroleum Refining Processes”, 2nd Edition, McGraw Hill, New York, 1996
  • J. A. Moulijin, M. Makkee and A. Van Diepen, “Chemical Process Technology”, Wiley, New York, 2001.
  • I. D. Mall, “Petrochemical Process Technology”, Macmillan India Ltd, New Delhi, 2007.
  • . Sami Matar and Lewis F Hatch, “Chemistry of Petrochemical Processes”, Gulf Publishing Company, Houston, Texas, 2000.