Oil Shales

A Complete Story

Authors: Glikson-Simpson, Miryam

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  • Provides detailed information via analytical data on oil shales
  • Offers an explanation of why oil shales are not the right source of oil or the answer to energy production
  • Highlights the composition of organic matter in oil shales and sediments in general, showing pictures of different bacteria involved in the break-down of organic matter when buried deep in the ground
  • Full colour photoraphs and descriptions of the oil-secreting fascinating alga Botryococcus; showing its ‘hydrocarbon bodies’ in transmission electron microscopy
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This book provides thorough knowledge and detailed information of oil shales using a range of conventional and unconventional techniques and methodologies combined to elucidate the composition of oil shale deposits. As these rocks are mined for energy production their composition and mineral constituents are of special interests to individuals and communities that are likely to be effected by these resources when mined and processed. The book highlights the environmental and health hazards of the spent shales after processing. These are significantly greater in volume than the rocks originally mined before processing. Toxic metals tend to double and triple their concentrations in the spent shales and will be leached into water sources and soils.Since oil shales as an energy resource are totally uneconomical; all oil shales, their mining and processing are heavily subsidised by governments and institutions using taxpayers money.

 

 

About the authors

Miryam Glikson, PhD. ANU (Australian National University): Oil Shales-Petrology and Geochemistry.  Post Doc. ANU: Environmental effects of Oil Shale Mining and Processing.

Research Fellow ANU: Petroleum and Mineral exploration of Australian Northern Sedimentary Basins. Results published in numerous Scientific Journals and compiled in the best- selling book ‘Organic Matter and Mineralization’ published by Springer.

Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer at UQ (University of Queensland) focus on Coal, developing a comprehensive course for Geology and Mining Engineering students. Course generated many Hon. MSc and PhD students.

Recipient of the prestigious ARC (Australian Research Council) grant for the research of Earliest Life on Earth in 3.5 b. year-old rocks in Western Australia and South Africa. First Published in Precambrian Research in 2008 and Later Compiled into a book ‘Earliest Life on Earth’ published by Springer and downloaded over 150 000.

More recently ‘Coal- Window into Past Vegetation and Climate’ published this year is showing to be a popular book.

After some 20 years of teaching and Research at UQ Miryam Glikson retired and settled on a rural property in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, as Private Consultant on Fossil fuels and related problems.


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 96,29 €
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Hardcover 124,79 €
price for Italia (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-60674-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide <
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions & severe weather in the US may cause delays
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Oil Shales
Book Subtitle
A Complete Story
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-60675-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-60675-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-60674-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 124
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 72 illustrations in colour
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