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October 2009

The October issue has a regional report from The Energy Resources Institute, India, tracing the history of India’s oil and gas industry and another from David Hayes providing an overview of Taiwan’s petrochemical industry. Software for the HPI is featured in this issue with articles from COADE, OR Soft and ProSim. BCCK Engineering and Haldor Topsoe also comment on nitrogen removal technologies.

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India's Move To Cleaner Fuels
R. K. Batra, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India, traces the history of India's downstream oil and gas industry and describes its current situation

Petrochemicals In Taiwan
David Hayes, Contributing Editor, provides an overview of Taiwan's petrochemical industry

Are We There Yet?
Paul Crawford, Enersul LP, Canada, asks, has the environmental impact of recovered elemental sulfur improved?

Homing In On Heavy Crudes
Bruce Horne, Baker Hughes Incorporated, USA, discusses strategies and new chemical technologies to overcome desalting challenges of heavy crudes

A New Standard of NOx Control
Joakim Reimer Jensen, Dennis Salbilla and Peter Lindenhoff, Haldor Topsøe AS, Denmark, explain selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology in cracking and reformer furnaces

Meeting Us Restrictions
Gregory Hall, BCCK Engineering Inc., USA, reveals how nitrogen rejection can help natural gas producers meet tighter US pipeline restrictions

Membranes For Nitrogen Separation
Kaaeid A. Lokhandwala and Sachin Joshi, Membrane Technology and Research, Inc., USA, examine bulk nitrogen separation from natural gas with membranes and its application in gas processing and conditioning

Storage Solution
Matthew Mear, Veolia Environmental Services, UK, introduces the P43® submerged rotary jet mixer, designed to facilitate oil storage and blending

Times Are Changing
Gilles Hameury, ProSim, France, explores interoperability in process simulation software

Plant Design For The People
Gary Carson, Equamark, USA, explains how the democratisation of plant design can benefit companies

The Backbone Of Tactical Planning
Hartmut Friedrich, OR Soft Jänicke GmbH, Germany, and Dr Sten Schömenauer, Sasol Wax GmbH, Germany, give an overview of tactical planning at a refinery based on a software backbone

Facing The Elements
D. Wissmann, Spectro Analytical Instruments GmbH, Germany, looks at elemental analysis according to marine fuel specifications, test methods and future outlooks

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