Alternative Fuels

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Overview

Environmentally acceptable alternative fuels are in demand. This book dicusses the energy resources that are directly tied to the alleviation of petroleum dependence, and the science and technology in the area of alternative fuels. Various process treatments leading to cleaner and better use of existing fuel resources are discussed. This comprehensive reference book is consistent and is helpful for students and researchers.

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Examines recent research in alternative fuels, from the perspectives of synthesis and process chemistry, chemical engineering, process technology, and engineering design, emphasizing process treatments leading to cleaner use of existing fuel resources, and energy resources tied to the alleviation of petroleum dependence. Contains chapters on coal and coal derivatives, coal gasification, coal liquefaction, integrated gasification combined cycle technology, coal slurry fuel, oil shale and shale oil, tar sands, geothermal energy, biomass conversion, and energy from solid wastes. Includes chapter problems. For researchers, professionals, and students. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560323617
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Series: Applied Energy Technology Series
  • Pages: 650
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

I.Introduction II.Coal, Coal Derivatives, and Coal Products III.Natural Gas, Derivatives, and Products IV.Oil Shale and Shale Oil V.Tar Sands VI.Biomass Utilization VII.Alternative Source of Energy from Solid Wastes VIII.Environmentally Safe Use of Conventional Fuels IX.Other Sources of Energy X.Conservation of Energy

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