chapter 1. Global and U.S. energy overview / Sunggyu Lee and Barbara Wheelden -- chapter 2. Gasification of coal / Sunggyu Lee -- chapter 3. Clean liquid fuels from coal / Sunggyu Lee -- chapter 4. Coal slurry fuel / Sunggyu Lee -- chapter 5. Liquid fuels from natural gas / James G. Speight -- chapter 6. Resids / James G. Speight -- chapter 7. Liquid fuels from oil sand / James G. Speight -- chapter 8. Shale oil from oil shale / Sunggyu Lee -- chapter 9. Shale gas and shale fuel / Sunggyu Lee, Amber Tupper, Barbara Wheelden, Ryan Tschannen, Aaron Gonzales, and Maxwell Tobias Tupper -- chapter 10. Methanol synthesis from syngas / Sunggyu Lee -- chapter 11. Ethanol from corn / Sunggyu Lee -- chapter 12. Ethanol from lignocellulosics / Sunggyu Lee -- chapter 13. Biodiesel / Sunggyu Lee -- chapter 14. Algae fuel / Sunggyu Lee -- chapter 15. Thermochemical conversion of biomass / Sunggyu Lee -- chapter 16. Energy generation from waste sources / Sunggyu Lee -- chapter 17. Geothermal energy / Sunggyu Lee and H. Bryan Lanterman -- chapter 18. Nuclear energy / Sudarshan K. Loyalka -- chapter 19. Fuel cells / Mihaela F. Ion and Sudarshan K. Loyalka.
This book focuses on the different intermediates and raw material options that can generate energy output and products equivalent to conventional petroleum sources. It presents short-term options for clean alternative energy sources that complement the development of long-term sustainable energy infrastructures. Detailing the chemical processes for each technology, the text also assesses the environmental impact, benefits, and performance of the various processes and fuel products. It also summarizes processing and transportation issues, safety concerns, regulations, and other practical considerations associated with alternative fuels-- Provided by publisher..
Energy has always been the foremost important resource upon which humans have relied for survival and productive activities. Industrialization and technological advancement of modern society have also been possible through the effective use of energy. There is a strong correlation between the index for quality of life and energy consumption. Heightened economic strength of a country, technological prosperity of a society, higher production output of an industry, improved finances of a household, and increased activities of an individual are also realized by effective utilization of energy-- Provided by publisher..