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Speight, James G.

Works: 157 works in 783 publications in 4 languages and 25,260 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QD65, 540
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James G Speight
Lange's handbook of chemistry by Norbert Adolph Lange( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Respected for over seven decades as the standard reference for chemists and chemical engineers, this extensively revised and updated 70th Anniversary Edition of Lange's Handbook of Chemistry is an enormous compendium of facts, data, and tabular material. Lange's lists the properties of over 4000 organic and 1400 inorganic compounds. The new edition features new tables covering viscosity, thermal conductivity, critical constants, explosion limits, and vapor density; and for the first time in Lange's, equations allow the calculation of values such as temperature and pressure
The chemistry and technology of petroleum by James G Speight( Book )

57 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The fourth edition of a bestseller, this book details the chemistry and technology of petroleum as it has evolved into the twenty-first century. It includes new chapters on recovery of heavy oil and tar sand bitumen; deasphalting and dewaxing processes; analysis, properties, and specifications for petroleum products; environmental aspects of refining; refinery wastes; entry into the environment; environmental analysis; and new developments. This text also features revised and expanded coverage of instability and incompatibility, refinery distillation, thermal cracking, hydrotreating and desulfurization, hydrocracking, as well as hydrogen production.' from publisher's description
Handbook of alternative fuel technologies by Sunggyu Lee( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook focuses on the different intermediates and raw material options that can generate energy output and products equivalent to conventional petroleum sources. It presents short-term options for clean alternative energy sources that complement the development of long-term sustainable energy infrastructures. Detailing the chemical processes for each technology, the text assesses the environmental impact, benefits, and performance of the various processes and fuel products. It also summarizes processing and transportation issues, safety concerns, regulations, and other practical considerations associated with alternative fuels. After presenting a global energy overview, the book describes clean and alternative methods of producing liquid fuels, crude oil, syngas, and methanol from coal, coal slurry, natural gas, resids, oil sand bitumen, and oil shale. It details the chemical reaction mechanisms, biological processes, and unit operations for converting corn, lignocellulosic materials, and biomass into alcoholic fuels. It also covers the processes and thermodynamics of converting various waste materials into energy. The final chapters discuss the science, benefits, and applications of geothermal energy, nuclear energy, and fuel cells. Blending up-to-date technical information with current trend analyses and feasible implementation strategies, the Handbook of Alternative Fuel Technologies provides an ideal foundation for scientists, engineers, and policymakers interested in developing alternative energy sources
The chemistry and technology of coal by James G Speight( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemical and process design handbook by James G Speight( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Back Cover: The Data You Need To Understand And Control The Chemical Processes! Creating the product you want cannot be achieved without a full understanding of basic chemical processes such as reactions, separations, mixing, heating, cooling, pressure change, and particle size reduction and enlargement. Chemical Process and Design Handbook provides the essential qualitative analysis of all of these processes. Chemical Process and Design Handbook: Presents each of the major chemical processes in logically arranged alphabetical chapters; Covers state-of-the-art processing operations in the chemical industry with precursors and intermediates combined according to their application within each chapter; Places particular emphasis on chemical conversions-the chemical reactions applied to industrial processing; Provides easy-to-understand descriptions of chemical reactions in order to assist in the explanation of reactor type and design; Details the development and significance of a product, with emphasis placed on current processes; Describes the latest process developments; Delves into possible future improvements or changes to other more economical or readily available feedstocks; Extensively utilizes flow charts in order to clearly present the information in the perspective of the chemical process. Invaluable to chemical and environmental engineers as well as process designers, Chemical Process and Design Handbook puts information, answers, and solutions and your fingertips
The desulfurization of heavy oils and residua by James G Speight( Book )

25 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume expands and updates information on the technological aspects of refining heavy oils, residua, bitumen, and other high-sulphur feedstocks. It focuses on the range of nest-generation refining processes
Shale gas production processes by James G Speight( Book )

22 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The extraction of natural gas from shale formations is no simple task and perhaps the most expensive when compared to over unconventional gases. Although, its popularity has grown over the years, there is much to be done to make their production and processing more cost-effective. Brief but comprehensive, Shale Gas Production Processes begins with an overview of the chemistry, engineering and technology of shale gas. This is quickly followed by self-contained chapters concerning new and evolving process technologies and their applications as well as environmental regulations. Written in an easy to read format, Shale Gas Production Processes will prove useful for those scientists and engineers already engaged in fossil fuel science and technology as well as scientists, non-scientists, engineers, and non-engineers who wish to gain a general overview or update of the science and technology of shale gas. In addition, the book discusses methods used to reduce environmental footprint and improve well performance."--Publisher's description
Synthetic fuels handbook : properties, process, and performance by James G Speight( Book )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Synthetic Fuels Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the benefits and trade-offs of numerous alternative fuels, presenting expert analyses of the different properties, processes, and performance characteristics of each fuel. It discusses the concept systems and technology involved in the production of fuels on both industrial and individual scales
Handbook of industrial chemistry : organic chemicals by Mohammad Farhat Ali( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Critical to truly understanding pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, polymers, and plastics, the Handbook of Industrial Chemistry provides the chemical properties and principles for the analyses and processes used in producing non-petroleum-based organic products." "Packed with useful tables, formulas, and equations, this problem-solving handbook provides coverage, which ranges from basic to complex, of the chemical processes for products."--Jacket
Handbook of coal analysis by James G Speight( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coal analysis -- Sampling and sample preparation -- Proximate analysis -- Ultimate analysis -- Mineral matter -- Physical and electrical properties -- Thermal properties -- Mechanical properties -- Spectroscopic properties -- Solvent properties
Handbook of natural gas transmission and processing by Saeid Mokhatab( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of Natural Gas Transmission and Processing gives engineers and managers complete coverage of natural gas transmission and processing in the most rapidly growing sector to the petroleum industry. The authors provide a unique discussion of new technologies that are energy efficient and environmentally appealing at the same time. It is an invaluable reference on natural gas engineering and the latest techniques for all engineers and managers moving to natural gas processing as well as those currently working on natural gas projects. * Provides practicing engineers critical information on all aspects of gas gathering, processing and transmission * First book that treats multiphase flow transmission in great detail * Examines natural gas energy costs and pricing with the aim of delivering on the goals of efficiency, quality and profit
An introduction to petroleum technology, economics, and politics by James G Speight( Book )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book describes the petroleum industry in easy-to-understand language for both the layperson and engineer alike. From the economics of searching for oil and gas, getting it out of the ground, into pipelines, into refineries, and, finally, into your gas tank, this book covers the petroleum industry like no other treatment before"--Provided by publisher
Natural gas : a basic handbook by James G Speight( Book )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and French and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural gas represents nearly one-quarter of the world's energy resources. More than half of American homesrely on it as their main heating fuel. It serves as the raw material necessary in everyday paints, plastics, medicines and explosives. It produces the cleanest of all fossil fuels. It is natural gas-and everybody shouldacquire a basic understanding of it. This valuable easy-to-use reference supplies all the basics that everyperson should know about the natural gas industry. Introductory engineers, managers and analysts will benefitfrom this informative, practical handbo
Handbook of industrial hydrocarbon processes by James G Speight( Book )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook will present an analysis of the process steps used to produce industrial hydrocarbons from various raw materials. It offers an analysis of external factors effecting production such as: cost, availability and environmental legislation. An A-Z list of raw materials and their properties are presented along with a commentary regarding their cost and availability. Specific processing operations described in the book include: distillation, thermal cracking and coking, catalytic methods, hydroprocesses, thermal and catalytic reforming, isomerization, alkylation processes, polymerization processes, solvent processes, water removal, fractionation and acid gas removal. Flow diagrams and descriptions of more than 250 leading-edge process technologies. An analysis of chemical reactions and process steps that are required to produce chemicals from various raw materials. Properties, availability and environmental impact of various raw materials used in hydrocarbon processing
Enhanced recovery methods for heavy oil and tar sands by James G Speight( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to Enhanced Recovery Methods for Heavy Oil and Tar Sands, Second Edition, explores the importance of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and how it has grown in recent years thanks to the increased need to locate unconventional resources such as heavy oil and shale. Unfortunately, petroleum engineers and managers aren't always well-versed in the enhancement methods that are available when needed or the most economically viable solution to maximize their reservoir's productivity. This revised new edition presents all the current methods of recovery available, including the pros and cons of each. Expanded and updated as a great preliminary text for the newcomer to the industry or subject matter, this must-have EOR guide teaches all the basics needed, including all thermal and non-thermal methods, along with discussions of viscosity, sampling, and the technologies surrounding offshore applications
Bioremediation of petroleum and petroleum products by James G Speight( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With petroleum-related spills, explosions, and health issues in the headlines almost every day, the issue of remediation of petroleum and petroleum products is taking on increasing importance, for the survival of our environment, our planet, and our future. This book is the first of its kind to explore this difficult issue from an engineering and scientific point of view and offer solutions and reasonable courses of action
Environmental management of energy from biofuels and biofeedstocks by James G Speight( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the most comprehensive and thorough volume on the environmental aspects of energy from biofuels and biofeedstocks. Biomass is a renewable resource whose utilization has received great attention due to environmental considerations and the increasing demands of energy worldwide. Since the energy crises of the 1970s, many countries have become interested in biomass as a fuel source to expand the development of domestic and renewable energy sources, reduce the environmental impacts of energy production, provide rural prosperity for its poor farmers, and bolster a flat agricultural sector
Coal-fired power generation handbook by James G Speight( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most complete and up-to-date handbook on power generation from coal, this book covers all of today's new, cleaner methods for creating electricity from coal, the environmental challenges and concerns involved in its production, and developing technologies. It describes new technologies that could virtually eliminate the sulfur, nitrogen, and mercury pollutants released when coal is burned for electricity generation. In addition, the text details technologies for greenhouse gases capture from coal-fired power plants, as well as for preventing such emissions from contributing to global warming
The biofuels handbook( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petroleum-based fuels are well-established products that have served industry and consumers for more than one hundred years. However petroleum, once considered inexhaustible, is now being depleted at a rapid rate. As the amount of available petroleum decreases, the need for alternative technologies to produce liquid fuels that could potentially help prolong the liquid fuels culture and mitigate the forthcoming effects of the shortage of transportation fuels is being sought. The dynamics are now coming into place for the establishment of a synthetic fuels industry; the processes for recovery of raw materials and processing options have to change to increase the efficiency of oil production and it is up to various levels of government not only to promote the establishment of such an industry but to recognise the need for available and variable technology.This timely handbook is written to assist the reader in understanding the options that available for the production of synthetic fuel from biological sources. Each chapter contains tables of the chemical and physical properties of the fuels and fuel sources. It is essential that the properties of such materials be presented in order to assist the researcher to understand the nature of the feedstocks as well as the nature of the products. If a product cannot be employed for its hope-for-use, it is not a desirable product and must be changed accordingly. Such plans can only be made when the properties of the original product are understood. The fuels considered include conventional and unconventional fuel sources; the production and properties of fuels from biomass, crops, wood, domestic and industrial waste and landfill gas
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Lange's handbook of chemistry
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Speight, J.G.

Speight, J. G. 1940-

Speight, J. G. (James G.)

Speight, James 1940-

Speight, James G.

Speight, James G. 1940-

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The chemistry and technology of petroleumHandbook of alternative fuel technologiesThe chemistry and technology of coalChemical and process design handbookThe desulfurization of heavy oils and residuaSynthetic fuels handbook : properties, process, and performanceHandbook of industrial chemistry : organic chemicalsHandbook of coal analysis