Bibliographic Details

Chemistry of fossil fuels and biofuels / Harold Schobert.

Author / Creator Schobert, Harold H., 1943-
Imprint Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Description xix, 480 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Language English
Series Cambridge series in chemical engineering
Cambridge series in chemical engineering.
Subject Fossil fuels -- Analysis.
Biomass energy.
Energy crops -- Composition.
Fuelwood crops -- Composition.
Format Print, Book
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ISBN 9780521114004 (hardback)
0521114004 (hardback)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "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"--
Standard no. 40022068879
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Fuels and the global carbon cycle
  • 2. Catalysis, enzymes and proteins
  • 3. Photosynthesis and the formation of polysaccharides
  • 4. Ethanol
  • 5. Plant oils and biodiesel
  • 6. Composition and reactions of wood
  • 7. Reactive intermediates
  • 8. Formation of fossil fuels
  • 9. Structure-property relationships among hydrocarbons
  • 10. Composition, properties and processing of natural gas
  • 11. Composition, properties and classification of petroleum
  • 12. Petroleum distillation
  • 13. Heterogeneous catalysis
  • 14. Catalytic routes to gasoline
  • 15. Middle distillate fuels
  • 16. Thermal processing in refining
  • 17. Composition, properties and classification of coals
  • 18. The inorganic chemistry of coals
  • 19. Production of synthetic gas
  • 20. Gas treatment and shifting
  • 21. Uses of synthetic gas
  • 22. Direct production of liquid fuels from coal pyrolysis
  • 23. Carbonization and coking of coal
  • 24. Carbon products from fossil and biofuels
  • 25. Carbon dioxide