Petroleum Refinery Engineering (CEAC 577) Course Details

Course Name: Petroleum Refinery Engineering
Code: CEAC 577
Pre-requisite Course(s):
Objective: To familiarize students with petrochemical processes to describe existing and innovative emerging technologies for the production of synthesis gas, olefins, aromatics and their derivatives including industrial polyolefins and polyesters. To apply fundamental chemical engineering knowledge to industrial processes, such as steam reforming, steam cracking and catalytic reforming etc. The course makes close references to TUPRAŞ and PETKIM Petrochemicals Co. operations as well as to mega-size applications in the Middle East Region. Depending on the interests of the participants, emphasis can be shifted to either (i) detailed chemistry and technology or (ii) engineering and design (including technology assesment and economic evaluation) of petrochemical processes including downstreaming.
Content: Introduction to Petroleum Refining and Petrochemical Industries - Major refinery operations including conversions: “Chemical Refinery” concept - Overall view of first and second generation petrochemical intermediates manufacture: Principles of basic “building block” processes Steam Cracking and Olefins Production -Physicochemistry of the pyrolysis of saturated hydrocarbons (ethane and light straight run naphta) -Thermodynamic considerations -Kinetic characteristics -Steady state rate-based simulation of an industrial steam cracker by MATLAB -Effects of operating variables of steam cracking (from industry and by simulations) -Reaction temperature -Residence time -Hydrocarbon partial pressure and the role of steam -Analysis of kinetic severity factor (KSF) concept -Primary fractionation and separation and purification of cracked products Emerging Technologies for olefin production (such as methanol to olefins (MTO), partial oxidation, dehydrogenation, metathesis) Catalytic Reforming and Aromatics (BTX) Production -Physicochemistry of catalytic reforming -Modelling of reforming reactions and principles of dual site catalysis -Thermodynamic and kinetics considerations -Industrial catalytic reforming and main types of installation -Operating conditions -Average reforming performance concept (UOP factor) C8 aromatics -Separation -Isomerisation -Hydrodealkylation and disproportination Aromatics from pyrolysis gasoline and other sources Aromatics production from lower alkanes (Z-forming) Steam Reforming and related processes -Thermodynamics and kinetics of reforming and shift reactions -Hydrogen, synthesis gas, methanol production and their derivatives -Industrial CO2 removal Ethylene Derivatives Propylene Derivatives C4 olefins derivatives Benzene derivatives Toluene and Xylene derivatives
Term: Both
Theory: 3
Application: 0
Laboratory: 0
Credit: 3
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Course File: Course File
ECTS: 7.5