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June 2010

The June issue takes a close look at biofuels and the environmental challenge with articles from Contributing Editor Gordon Cope, SBZ Corporation and Honeywell Enraf. This issue also includes a catalyst feature with articles from Intercat and Albemarle and takes a look at water treatment with articles from Martech and Veolia.


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Contents

THE ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGE
Gordon Cope, Contributing Editor, describes how refiners face many environmental challenges at a time when the financial health of the sector is ailing.

BIOFUEL BLENDING: MAKING THE GRADE
Jon Denis, Honeywell Enraf, UK, addresses the challenges affecting accurate blend control of biofuels for the petroleum distribution sector.

STRIKING A BALANCE
Peter Bluemel, SBZ Corporation, looks at the impact of metal contamination on fuel stability.

GEARED UP FOR GAS
Jouni Ilvonen, AGA, subsidiary of Linde Gases, Finland, provides details on the largest speciality gas supply system commissioned in Finland.

KEEPING IT SIMPLE
Constantinos Plellis-Tsaltakis and A.I. Lygeros, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, highlight a simple criterion for the evaluation of the performance of refinery strippers.

PROCESSING POWER
Carel Pouwels, Ken Bruno and Yen Yung, Albemarle, USA, explain how the Upgrader FCCU catalyst processes more resid feedstock.

CARING FOR CATALYSTS
Gert Griffioen and Michel Wijbrands, Mourik International, The Netherlands, provide advice on catalyst handling and reactor performance.

ADDING UP THE ADVANTAGES: PART 2
Martin Evans, Intercat Equipment Inc., USA, continues his discussion on recent developments in catalyst addition systems.

TIGHTER TESTING METHODS
Marcus Freit, Spectro Analytical Instruments GmbH, Germany, introduces positive material identification by spectrochemical analysis, a tool for infrastructure integrity testing.

THE SEARCH FOR ACCURACY
Gerard Bottino, GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies, France, looks at the changing technologies used for flow metering.

TAKING UP THE FLOW METER GAUNTLET
Eddie Bridges and Frank Grunert, KROHNE, UK, present a new Coriolis mass flowmeter for bulk metering in the oil and gas industry.

TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Stefano Cagnola, Isoil Impianti SpA, Italy, discusses tools and enhancements for flow metering.

IMPROVING FLEXIBILITY IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Chris Plott, HOVENSA L.L.C., US Virgin Islands, and Gerry Hanson and John Mickler, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, USA, describe a case study where a refinery chose an aboveground plant design, which improved flexibility in wastewater treatment.

CLEANING UP THE SLOPS
Pietro Bilardello, Heurtey Petrochem, France, describes a recycling unit for petroleum residues.

FAILURE IS AN OPTION
Loraine Huchler, MarTech Systems, Inc., USA, describes the risks of cutting costs in industrial water treatment services in this challenging economic environment.


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