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Solid Fuels and Heavy Hydrocarbon Liquids: Thermal Characterisation and Analysis

The first strand involves a critical overview of the design of experimental methods used for examining the thermal behaviour of solid fuels [pyrolysis, liquefaction and gasification], while the second will emphasise chemical structures and molecular mass distributions of coal derived tars, extracts and pitches, petroleum-derived asphaltenes, and biomass derived heavy hydrocarbon liquids.
Two major, interdependent strands in the study of fossil and renewable fuel utilisation are focused on within this text:
(i) Thermal characterisation of solid fuels including various ranks of coals, biomass and waste, and, (ii) The analytical characterisation of heavy hydrocarbon liquids, covering coal, petroleum and biomass derived heavy fractions.

Primary: Energy scientists & researchers, environmental scientists, researchers involved in fossil fuels and petroleum.Secondary: Materials scientists

Hardbound, 364 Pages

Published: April 2006

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-08-044486-4


  • PrefaceChapter 1. Coal and Biomass: The Study of Solid Fuels and their UtilisationChapter 2. Fossil Fuels: Origins and Characterisation MethodsChapter 3. Pyrolysis: Thermal Breakdown of Solid Fuels in a Gaseous EnvironmentChapter 4. High-Pressure Reactor Design and Applications: Pyrolysis, Hydropyrolysis and GasificationChapter 5. Liquefaction: Thermal Breakdown in the Liquid PhaseChapter 6. Thermal Breakdown in Coals: Comparing Structural Changes in Pyrolysis and LiquefactionChapter 7. Analytical Techniques for Low Mass Materials: Method DevelopmentChapter 8. Analytical Techniques for High Mass Materials: Method DevelopmentChapter 9. Concluding Remarks: Where to With Solid Fuels?


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