Fossil Energy

Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology

Editors: Malhotra, Ripudaman (Ed.)

  • Presents up-to-date estimates of fossil reserves and resources for coal, gas, and petroleum
  • Covers recovery technologies for unconventional resources such as shale gas and shale oil, coal-to-liquids, gas-to-liquids, and natural gas hydrates
  • Describes current developments aimed at improving efficiency and minimizing environmental impact, such as new designs for internal combustion engines and technologies for scrubbing emissions
  • Reviews global developments in carbon capture and sequestration
  • Provides an excellent introduction for those entering the field, as well as new insights for advanced researchers and industry experts
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The word sustainability shares its root with sustenance. In the context of modern society, sustenance is inextricably linked to the use of energy. Fossil Energy provides an authoritative reference on all aspects of this key resource, which currently represents nearly 85% of global energy consumption. Gathering 16 peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, the chapters provide comprehensive, yet concise coverage of fundamentals and current areas of research. Written by recognized authorities in the field, this volume represents an essential resource for scientists and engineers working on the development of energy resources, fossil or alternative, and reflects the essential role of energy supplies in supporting a sustainable future.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Fossil Energy, Introduction

    Malhotra, Ripudaman

    Pages 1-5

  • Oil and Natural Gas: Global Resources

    McCabe, Peter J.

    Pages 7-23

  • Petroleum and Oil Sands Exploration and Production

    Speight, James G.

    Pages 25-60

  • Petroleum Refining and Environmental Control and Environmental Effects

    Speight, James G.

    Pages 61-97

  • Oil Shale Processing, Chemistry and Technology

    Oja, Vahur (et al.)

    Pages 99-148

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eBook $189.00
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5721-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8536-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fossil Energy
Book Subtitle
Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology
Editors
  • Ripudaman Malhotra
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5722-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5722-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5721-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8536-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 634
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