Synthetic Fuels

ISBN-10: 0486449777
ISBN-13: 9780486449777
Edition: 2006
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Description: This unified presentation starts with fundamentals and proceeds to the derivation of gas from coal and gas upgrading. Subsequent chapters examine liquids and clean solids produced from coal, liquids obtained from oil shale and tar sands, biomass  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/31/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 510
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

This unified presentation starts with fundamentals and proceeds to the derivation of gas from coal and gas upgrading. Subsequent chapters examine liquids and clean solids produced from coal, liquids obtained from oil shale and tar sands, biomass conversion, and environmental and economic aspects. 1982 edition.

Preface to the Dover Edition
Preface
Introduction
Synthetic Fuels and Their Manufacture
History
Properties of Coal, Oil Shale, and Tar Sands
Resources
References
Chemical and Physical Fundamentals
Chemistry for Synthetic Fuels
Thermodynamics for Synthetic Fuels
Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis
Reactor Considerations
References
Conversion Fundamentals
Pyrolysis
Gasification
Gas Shift and Synthesis
Direct Liquefaction
Comparison of Synthetic Fuel Routes
References
Gas from Coal
Gasification Technologies
Steam/Oxygen and Steam/Air Gasification
Indirectly Heated and Molten Media Gasification
Hydrogasification and Catalytic Gasification
Underground Gasification
References
Gas Upgrading
Gas Cleaning and Purification
Shift and Methanation
Oxygen Production
Hydrogen Production
Integrated Plants
References
Liquids and Clean Solids from Coal
Liquefaction and Coal Refining Technologies
Indirect Liquefaction
Pyrolysis
Direct Liquefaction
Upgrading Coal Liquids
References
Liquids from Oil Shale and Tar Sands
Oil Shale Retorting
Integrated Oil Shale Plants
Tar Sands Recovery
Integrated Tar Sands Plants
References
Biomass Conversion
Resources
Biochemical Conversion
Thermal Conversion
References
Environmental Aspects
Environmental Effects and Their Measure
Air Pollution Control
Water Management
Solid Wastes Disposal
References
Economics and Perspective
Economic Considerations
Resource, Process, and Product Considerations
References
Appendixes
Constants and Conversion Factors
Symbols and Acronyms
Index

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