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Advances in Clean Hydrocarbon Fuel Processing: Science and Technology (Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy)by M. Rashid Khan
Synopses & Reviews
Coal, oil and gas continue to provide the main fuel source for worldwide power production and transportation, but all three are dwindling resources. Alongside the development of improved energy production and utilization, and the development of substitute fuels from biomass, research and development continues to be a part of the conversion of mainstream and alternative hydrocarbon fuels (fossil fuels), with the goals of improving conversion efficiency for maximum fuel output with minimum environmental impact, as well as of producing hydrogen, syngas, and in turn clean liquid fuels for both power generation and transportation utilization. Catalysts and catalysis are critical to the development of these processes, allowing for application of technology to a wider range of hydrocarbon fuels, including alternative fossil fuel sources such as lower-grade coals, oil shales, tar sands, and methane clathrates. This book provides a comprehensive and systematic reference on the range of alternative hydrocarbon conversion processes and technology. It reviews solid fuels such as coal, pet coke, lignite, oil shale, tar sands and bitumen; gaseous fuels like hydrogen and syngas; and liquid fuels such as crude oil, heavy oil, and paraffin.
Book News Annotation:
Engineers in hydrocarbons and energy describe efforts to reduce the environmental impact of transforming coal, petroleum, and natural gas into usable fuel. After an overview and assessment of the hydrocarbon fuel conversion process, they cover in turn solid, liquid, and gaseous hydrocarbon fuel processing and technology. A final section looks at operational issues and improving processes in the processing plant. The topics include production, properties, and environmental impacts of hydrocarbon fuel conversion, pyrolysis processes and technology for converting hydrocarbons and biomass; removing sulfur from heavy and light petroleum hydrocarbon by selective oxidation; producing methanol and dimethyl ether from synthesis gas, and automatic technology in hydrocarbon fuel processing plants. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Coal, oil and gas continue to provide the main fuel source for worldwide power production and transportation, but with this represent a dwindling resource. Research and development continue apace into the conversion of mainstream and alternative hydrocarbon fuels (fossil fuels), with the goals of improving conversion efficiency for maximum fuel output with minimum environmental impact. This book provides a comprehensive and systematic reference on the conversion processes and technology applicable to the production of clean liquid fuels for both power generation and transport industries.
About the Author
Dr. M. Rashid Khan is the leader of Corporate Intellectual Assets Management in the Technology Management Division at Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia. He is widely regarded for his work in clean and alternative energies and carbon management.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Introduction to alternative hydrocarbon fuels: Life cycle assessment (LCA); Improving energy efficiency and environmental impact. Part 2 Solid fuel conversion: Process feedstocks; Gasification; Pyrolysis; Syngas and hydrogen production; Direct liquefaction. Part 3 Gaseous fuel conversion: Fischer-Tropsch synthesis; Methanol production; Methane hydrate conversion. Part 4 Liquid fuel conversion: Catalytic conversion; Partial oxidation; Hydroconversion. Part 5 Environmental issues, process analysis and control:Emissions/pollution control; Environmental degradation and mitigation; Process modelling and optimisation.
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