Pollution Control Handbook for Oil and Gas Engineering

Pollution Control Handbook for Oil and Gas Engineering

By: Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff (author)Hardback

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This is a major new handbook that covers hundreds of subjects that cross numerous industry sectors; however, the handbook is heavily slanted to oil and gas environmental management, control and pollution prevention and energy efficient practices. Multi-media pollution technologies are covered : air, water, solid waste, energy. Students, technicians, practicing engineers, environmental engineers, environmental managers, chemical engineers, petroleum engineers, and environmental attorneys are all professionals who will benefit from this major new reference source. The handbook is organized in three parts. Part A provides an extensive compilation of abbreviations and concise glossary of pollution control and engineering terminology. More than 400 terms are defined. The section is intended to provide a simple look-up guide to confusing terminology used in the regulatory field, as well as industry jargon. Cross referencing between related definitions and acronyms are provided to assist the user. Part B provides physical properties and chemical safety information. This part is not intended to be exhaustive; however it does provide supplemental information that is useful to a number of the subject entries covered in the main body of the handbook. Part C is the Macropedia of Subjects. The part is organized as alphabetical subject entries for a wide range of pollution controls, technologies, pollution prevention practices and tools, computational methods for preparing emission estimates and emission inventories and much more. More than 100 articles have been prepared by the author, providing a concise overview of each subject, supplemented by sample calculation methods and examples where appropriate, and references. Subjects included are organized and presented in a macropedia format to assist a user in gaining an overview of the subject, guidance on performing certain calculations or estimates as in cases pertinent to preliminary sizing and selection of pollution controls or in preparing emissions inventories for reporting purposes, and recommended references materials and web sites for more in-depth information, data or computational tools. Each subject entry provides a working overview of the technology, practice, piece of equipment, regulation, or other relevant issue as it pertains to pollution control and management. Cross referencing between related subjects is included to assist the reader to gain as much of a practical level of knowledge.

About Author

Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff is the Principal of No Pollution Enterprises. He is a chemical engineer specializing in the safe handling and management of industrial chemicals and hazardous materials with nearly forty years of industry, business and applied research experience. He earned his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Clarkson College of Technology in Potsdam, New York. Over his long career he has worked pollution prevention and waste to energy projects in the refining, gas processing and the petrochemicals industries for numerous U.S. and foreign clients. For international lending institutions including the World Bank Organization, the U.S. Export-Import Bank, the International Finance Corporation, and donor agencies including the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Trade & Development Agency, and the European Union he has served as consultant and technical advisor on pollution management, worker safety, and environmental management practices. He has also held academic positions, including adjunct professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Farleigh Dickenson University, and has been an invited Lecturer at the Russian and Ukrainian Academies of Sciences, the Jordan University of Science and Technology, Texas A&M University, University of Missouri-Rolla, Cooper Union University, and the University of Leuven. He has authored, co-authored or edited more than 100 technical reference and textbooks.


Preface xi About the Author xiii PART A: Abbreviations and Glossary 1 PART B: Physical Properties and Safety Data 71 PART C: Macropedia of Subjects 81 Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) 83 Air Dispersion Modeling 95 Air Pollution Control Device 109 Air Quality Index 117 Anaerobic Lagoons 131 AP-42, Compilation of Air Pollutant Emission Factors 137 API Gravity 141 API Separator 143 Baghouses/Fabric Filters 149 Barrel Burning 163 Belt Filter Presses 167 Best Available Control Technology (BACT) 175 Best Management Practices 181 Bhopal Disaster 185 Blowdown and Purging (Natural Gas Industry Practices) 191 Calpuff 203 Carbon Adsorption 205 Carbon Capture and Sequestration 223 Ceramic Membrane Filtration Technology 235 Clean Air Act 241 Compressors 245 Control Efficiency 279 Cooling Towers (WET) 303 Criteria Air Pollutants (CAPs) 325 Cyclone Separators 333 Deep Well Waste Injection 345 Dioxins 355 Dissolved Gas Flotation 367 Electrostatic Precipitators 375 Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act 409 Emission Factors 417 Emissions Inventory 425 Environmental Management System 439 Environmental Site Assessment 443 EPA Environmental Voluntary Programs 457 Explosive Limits 461 Faculative Ponds 467 Filter Presses 473 Flares 487 Flue Gas Desulfurization 503 Fly Ash 513 Fugitive Dust Emissions 517 Contents vii Fugitive Emissions (Leaking Equipment) 547 Natural Gas Production Facilities (Emission Factors) 577 Gasification 585 Glycol Dehydrators 599 Gravity Settling Chambers 603 Green Chemistry Institute 611 Greenhouse Gases 613 Hazardous Air Pollutants 621 Haze 629 Heater-Treaters 637 HEPA Filtration 645 Hydraulic Fracturing 661 Ideal Gas Law 697 Impingement-Plate/Tray Tower Scrubbers 701 Indoor Air Quality 705 Indoor Air Quality Testing 711 Inertial Separators 721 Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) 745 Ion Exchange 749 Leak Detection and Repair 757 Life Cycle Costing Analysis 781 MACT (NESHAP) Standards 801 Mass Balance Method 823 Membrane Filtration 831 National Air Toxics Assessments 841 National Ambient Air Quaility Standards (NAAQS) 845 Odor Control 855 Odor Threshold 875 Oil and Gas Production Facilities (Emission Factors) 901 Petroleum Bulk Plants and Terminals (Emission Factors) 905 Phase Diagram 911 Photochemical Smog 913 Pneumatic Controllers (Natural Gas Industry) 917 Pneumatic Devices 925 Pollution Prevention Practices Organic Chemicals Industry Sector 931 Pollution Prevention Practices Petroleum Refining 947 Pressure Relief Valves and Regulators 955 Pressure Separators 969 Preventive Maintenance 975 Radionuclides 983 Radon 987 Reciprocating Engines (Natural Gas-Fired) 995 Regenerative Incinerator 1001 Remote Sensing and Monitoring 1013 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) 1023 Responsible Care Program 1031 Rotary Drum Filters 1035 Settling Ponds and Sedimentation 1043 Settling 1047 Snubbing 1073 Stack Emissions Testing 1087 Stokes s Law 1101 Storage Tank Emissions (Oil and Condensate Tanks) 1107 Storage Tank Emissions (General) 1139 Thermal Incinerator 1159 Thermodynamic Processes 1173 Thickeners and Clarifiers 1179 Title V Permits 1189 Total Reduced Sulfurs 1195 Total Suspended Particulates (TSP) 1201 Toxics Release Inventory 1209 Transport Properties 1241 UV Disinfection 1255 Vapor Cloud Explosions and BLEVEs 1261 Vapor Intrusion 1283 Vapor Pressure 1305 Vapor Recovery Units 1311 Venturi Scrubber 1323 Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) 1331 Waste Heat to Power 1341 Well Swabbing 1351 Wet Flue Gas Desulfurization 1367 Wet Scrubbing Technology 1373

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781119117612
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1408
  • ID: 9781119117612
  • weight: 1764
  • ISBN10: 1119117615

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