Fossil Energy: Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology

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Ripudaman Malhotra
Springer Science & Business Media, 12 de dez de 2012 - 634 páginas
The word sustainability shares its root with sustenance. In the context of modern society, sustenance is inextricably linked to the use of energy. Fossil Energy provides an authoritative reference on all aspects of this key resource, which currently represents nearly 85% of global energy consumption. Gathering 16 peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, the chapters provide comprehensive, yet concise coverage of fundamentals and current areas of research. Written by recognized authorities in the field, this volume represents an essential resource for scientists and engineers working on the development of energy resources, fossil or alternative, and reflects the essential role of energy supplies in supporting a sustainable future.
 

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Chapter 1 Fossil Energy Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Oil and Natural Gas Global Resources
7
Chapter 3 Petroleum and Oil Sands Exploration and Production
24
Chapter 4 Petroleum Refining and Environmental Control and Environmental Effects
61
Chapter 5 Oil Shale Processing Chemistry and Technology
99
Chapter 6 Developments in Internal Combustion Engines
149
Chapter 7 Alaska Gas Hydrate Research and Field Studies
220
Chapter 8 Gas to Liquid Technologies
247
Chapter 10 Coal Preparation
342
Chapter 11 Coal to Liquids Technologies
389
Chapter 12 Mining Industries and Their Sustainable Management
443
Chapter 13 CO2 Reduction and CoalBased Electricity Generation
474
Chapter 14 Pulverized CoalFired Boilers and Pollution Control
489
Chapter 15 Natural Gas Power
527
Chapter 16 CO2 Capture and Sequestration
597
Index
618

Chapter 9 Coal and Peat Global Resources and Future Supply
311

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