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Fossil Fuel and the Environment

The world today is at crossroads in terms of energy, as fossil fuel continues to shape global geopolitics. Alternative energy has become rapidly feasible, with thousands of wind-turbines emerging in the landscapes of the US and Europe. Solar energy and bio-fuels have found similarly wide applications. This book is a compilation of 13 chapters. The topics move mostly seamlessly from fuel combustion and coexistencewith renewable energy, to the environment, and finally to the economics of energy, and food security. The research and vision defines much of the range of our scientific knowledge on the subject and is a driving force for the future. Whether feasible or futuristic, this book is a great read for researchers, practitioners, or just about anyone with an enquiring mind on this subject.

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Fossil Fuel and the EnvironmentEdited by Shahriar Khan

Published: March 14th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2315

ISBN: 978-953-51-0277-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6149-3

Copyright year: 2012

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57825 Total Chapter Downloads

20 Crossref Citations

35 Web of Science Citations

63 Dimensions Citations


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1. Effects of Fuel Properties on Diffusion Combustion and Deposit Accumulation

By Kazuhiro Hayashida and Katsuhiko Haji


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2. A Review of Hydrogen-Natural Gas Blend Fuels in Internal Combustion Engines

By Antonio Mariani, Biagio Morrone and Andrea Unich


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3. Fuel-N Conversion to NO, N2O and N2 During Coal Combustion

By Stanisław Gil


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4. Co-Combustion of Coal and Alternative Fuels

By Pavel Kolat and Zdeněk Kadlec


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5. Fossil Fuel Power Plant Simulators for Operator Training

By José Tavira-Mondragón, Guillermo Romero-Jiménez and Luis Jiménez-Fraustro


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6. Energy-Efficient Standalone Fossil-Fuel Based Hybrid Power Systems Employing Renewable Energy Sources

By R. W. Wies, R. A. Johnson and A. N. Agrawal


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7. Estimating Oil Reserves: History and Methods

By Nuno Luis Madureira


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8. Global Trends of Fossil Fuel Reserves and Climate Change in the 21st Century

By Bharat Raj Singh and Onkar Singh


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9. Modern Transitions in Saving Energy and the Environment

By Shahriar Khan


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10. Presence of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Semi-Rural Environment in Mexico City

By Salvador Vega, Rutilio Ortiz, Rey Gutiérrez, Richard Gibson and Beatriz Schettino


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11. Carbon Capture and Storage - Technologies and Risk Management

By Victor Esteves and Cláudia Morgado


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12. Energy and Economy Links - A Review of Indicators and Methods

By Mohammad Reza Lotfalipour and Malihe Ashena


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13. Fossil Fuel and Food Security

By Richard E. White


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