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Speight, James G.

Works: 173 works in 811 publications in 4 languages and 26,430 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 )

29 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 894 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 )

58 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 807 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 434 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 )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of petroleum product analysis by James G Speight( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of coal analysis by James G Speight( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 255 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 industrial chemistry : organic chemicals by Mohammad Farhat Ali( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 225 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
Synthetic fuels handbook : properties, process, and performance by James G Speight( Book )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 221 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
Shale gas production processes by James G Speight( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 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
Handbook of natural gas transmission and processing by Saeid Mokhatab( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 132 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 )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 107 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 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural gas represents nearly one-quarter of the world's energy resources. More than half of American homes rely 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 should acquire a basic understanding of it. This valuable easy-to-use reference supplies all the basics that every person should know about the natural gas industry. Introductory engineers, managers and analysts will benefit from this informative, practical handbook. Natural gas remains a vital component of all energy sources, and with an increasing demand for information on this useful energy source, Natural Gas: A Basic Handbook is an essential tool for anyone involved in the energy industry
The desulfurization of heavy oils and residua by James G Speight( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 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
Handbook of industrial hydrocarbon processes by James G Speight( Book )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 88 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
Bioremediation of petroleum and petroleum products by James G Speight( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 71 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. This book will guide the reader through the various methods that are used for the bioremediation of petroleum and petroleum products. The text is easy to read and includes many up-to-date and topical references. This book introduces the reader to the science and technology of biodegradation--a key process in the bioremediation of petroleum and petroleum-based contaminants at spill sites. The contaminants of concern in the molecularly variable petroleum and petroleum products can be degraded under appropriate conditions. But the success of the process depends on the ability to determine the necessary conditions and establish them in the contaminated environment. Although the prime focus of the book is to determine the mechanism, extent, and efficiency of biodegradation, it is necessary to know the composition of the original petroleum or petroleum product. The laws of science dictate what can or cannot be done with petroleum and petroleum products to ensure that biodegradation (hence, bioremediation) processes are effective. The science of the composition of petroleum and petroleum products is at the core of understanding the chemistry of biodegradation and bioremediation processes. Hence, inclusion of petroleum analyses and properties along with petroleum product analyses and properties is a necessary part of this text
Enhanced recovery methods for heavy oil and tar sands by James G Speight( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and French and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent oil price fluctuations continue to stress the need for more efficient recovery of heavy oil and tar sandbitumen resources. With conventional production steadily declining, advances in enhanced recovery will berequired so that oil production can be extended and reservoirs last longer. A practical guide on heavy-oil relatedrecovery methods is essential for all involved in heavy oil production. To feed this demand, James Speight, awell-respected scientist and author, provides a must-read for all scientists, engineers and technologists thatare involved in production enha
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 60 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
Heavy oil production processes by James G Speight( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of the chemistry, engineering, and technology of oil sands. Discusses the latest improvements in production processes including thermal methods (steam floods, cyclic steam stimulation, SAGD) as well as non-thermal methods (cold flow with sand production, cyclic solvent process, VAPEX)
Coal-fired power generation handbook by James G Speight( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 55 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
Biofuels handbook( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 6 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
Alternative Names
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 coalHandbook of petroleum product analysisHandbook of coal analysisHandbook of industrial chemistry : organic chemicalsSynthetic fuels handbook : properties, process, and performanceHandbook of natural gas transmission and processing