Engineering » Energy Engineering

Natural Gas

Edited by Primoz Potocnik, ISBN 978-953-307-112-1, 606 pages, Publisher: Sciyo, Chapters published August 18, 2010 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/55057

The contributions in this book present an overview of cutting edge research on natural gas which is a vital component of world's supply of energy. Natural gas is a combustible mixture of hydrocarbon gases, primarily methane but also heavier gaseous hydrocarbons such as ethane, propane and butane. Unlike other fossil fuels, natural gas is clean burning and emits lower levels of potentially harmful by-products into the air. Therefore, it is considered as one of the cleanest, safest, and most useful of all energy sources applied in variety of residential, commercial and industrial fields. The book is organized in 25 chapters that cover various aspects of natural gas research: technology, applications, forecasting, numerical simulations, transport and risk assessment.