Global Chemical Kinetics of Fossil Fuels

How to Model Maturation and Pyrolysis

Authors: Burnham, Alan K.

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This book covers the origin and chemical structure of sedimentary organic matter, how that structure relates to appropriate chemical reaction models, how to obtain reaction data uncontaminated by heat and mass transfer, and how to convert that data into global kinetic models that extrapolate over wide temperature ranges. It also shows applications for in-situ and above-ground processing of oil shale, coal and other heavy fossil fuels. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to develop and apply reliable chemical kinetic models for natural petroleum formation and fossil fuel processing and is designed for course use in petroleum systems modelling. Problem sets, examples and case studies are included to aid in teaching and learning. It presents original work and contains an extensive reanalysis of data from the literature.

About the authors

Alan Burnham is currently a consultant for Total E&P Research on a source rock modeling project at Stanford University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. He also continues in a partnership with GeoIsoChem improving Kinetics2015, a chemical kinetics analysis program. Previously, he was Chief Technology Officer for American Shale Oil, LLC, (AMSO) which had its technical headquarters in Rifle CO to test in-situ oil shale extraction technology in the Piceance Basin. Prior to becoming CTO for AMSO in 2008, Dr. Burnham worked for more than 30 years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in the areas of oil shale processing, petroleum geochemistry, laser fusion targets, large optics for the National Ignition Facility, and energetic materials. Dr. Burnham has approximately 10 patents and 250 journal articles, conference proceedings, and publicly available LLNL technical reports. He has been active in numerous professional societies, received an Outstanding Chemistry Alumni Award from Iowa State University in 2014, and won a Federal Laboratory Consortium award for excellence in technology transfer in 1990.  

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Classification and Characterization

    Burnham, Alan K.

    Pages 1-24

  • Introduction to Chemical Kinetics

    Burnham, Alan K.

    Pages 25-74

  • Structures of Coal, Kerogen, and Asphaltenes

    Burnham, Alan K.

    Pages 75-105

  • Pyrolysis in Open Systems

    Burnham, Alan K.

    Pages 107-169

  • Pyrolysis in Semi-Open Systems

    Burnham, Alan K.

    Pages 171-203

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eBook $69.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-49633-7
  • with online files
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Chemical Kinetics of Fossil Fuels
Book Subtitle
How to Model Maturation and Pyrolysis
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49634-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49634-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-49633-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 315
Number of Illustrations and Tables
101 b/w illustrations, 101 illustrations in colour
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