OPE351 Syllabus - Introduction To Petroleum Refining And Petrochemicals - 2021 Regulation - Open Elective | Anna University

OPE351 Syllabus - Introduction To Petroleum Refining And Petrochemicals - 2021 Regulation - Open Elective | Anna University

OPE351

INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM REFINING AND PETROCHEMICALS

 L T P C

3003

OBJECTIVE:
• The course is aimed to Gain knowledge about petroleum refining process and production of petrochemical products.

UNIT I

ORIGIN, FORMATION AND REFINING OF CRUDE OIL

9

Origin, Formation and Evaluation of Crude Oil. Testing of Petroleum Products. Refining of Petroleum - Atmospheric and Vacuum Distillation.

UNIT II

CRACKING

9

Cracking, Thermal Cracking, Vis-breaking, Catalytic Cracking (FCC), Hydro Cracking, Coking and Air Blowing of Bitumen


UNIT III

REFORMING AND HYDROTREATING

9

Catalytic Reforming of Petroleum Feed Stocks. Lube oil processing- Solvent Treatment Processes, Dewaxing, Clay Treatment and Hydrofining. Treatment Techniques: Removal of Sulphur Compounds in all Petroleum Fractions to improve performance.

UNIT IV

INTRODUCTION TO PETROCHEMICALS

9

Petrochemicals - Cracking of Naphtha and Feed stock gas for the production of Ethylene, Propylene, Isobutylene and Butadiene. Production of Acetylene from Methane, and Extraction of Aromatics.

UNIT V

PRODUCTION OF PETROCHEMICALS

9

Production of Petrochemicals like Dimethyl Terephathalate(DMT), Ethylene Glycol, Synthetic glycerine, Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB), Acrylonitrile, Methyl Methacrylate (MMA), Vinyl Acetate Monomer, Phthalic Anhydride, Maleic Anhydride, Phenol, Acetone, Methanol, Formaldehyde, Acetaldehyde, Pentaerythritol and production of Carbon Black.

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

OUTCOMES: On the completion of the course students are expected to
CO1: Understand the classification, composition and testing methods of crude petroleum and its products. Learn the mechanism of refining process.
CO2: Understand the insights of primary treatment processes to produce the precursors.
CO3: Study the secondary treatment processes cracking, vis-breaking and coking to produce more petroleum products.
CO4: Appreciate the need of treatment techniques for the removal of sulphur and other impurities from petroleum products.
CO5: Understand the societal impact of petrochemicals and learn their manufacturing processes.
CO6: Learn the importance of optimization of process parameters for the high yield of petroleum products.

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Nelson, W. L., “Petroleum Refinery Engineering”, 4th Edition., McGraw Hill, New York,1985.
2. Wiseman. P., "Petrochemicals", UMIST Series in Science and Technology, John Wiley & Sons,1986.

REFERENCES:
1. Bhaskara Rao, B. K., “Modern Petroleum Refining Processes”, 2nd Edition, Oxford and IBH Publishing Company, New Delhi, 1990.
2. Bhaskara Rao, B. K. “A Text on Petrochemicals”, 1st Edition, Khanna Publishers

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