Chemistry of Fossil Fuels and Biofuels - Cambridge Series in Chemical Engineering (Hardback)
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Chemistry of Fossil Fuels and Biofuels - Cambridge Series in Chemical Engineering (Hardback)

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Hardback 497 Pages / Published: 17/01/2013
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Focusing on today's major fuel resources - ethanol, biodiesel, wood, natural gas, petroleum products and coal - this book discusses the formation, composition and properties of the fuels, and the ways in which they are processed for commercial use. It examines the origin of fuels through natural processes such as photosynthesis and the geological transformation of ancient plant material; the relationships between their composition, molecular structures and physical properties; and the various processes by which they are converted or refined into the fuel products appearing on today's market. Fundamental chemical aspects such as catalysis and the behaviour of reactive intermediates are presented, and global warming and anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions are also discussed. The book is ideal for graduate students in energy engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering and chemistry, as well as professional scientists and engineers.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521114004
Number of pages: 497
Weight: 1130 g
Dimensions: 247 x 174 x 26 mm


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'This well-organized, well-written, and fact-laden book is the product of mounting societal attention to the consequences of the the use of carbon fuels for global climate change ... an authoritative and detailed explication of the life history of fossil and renewable biofuels ... Full understanding of this material will require an undergraduate acquaintance with organic chemistry ... Highly recommended.' T. R. Blackburn, Choice
'This is one of the most remarkable books on chemistry that [it] has been my good fortune to encounter ... an outstanding book that should be read by everyone interested in chemistry.' Edward R. Adlard, Chromatographia

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