Coal Science - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121507039, 9781483268200

Coal Science

1st Edition

Editors: Martin L. Gorbaty John W. Larsen Irving Wender
eBook ISBN: 9781483268200
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 4th December 1984
Page Count: 364
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Coal Science, Volume 3 presents and evaluates selected fundamental scientific areas on coal structure, reactivity, and utilization. This book describes the organic geochemistry of coal, role of oxygen functionality in coal and coal liquids reactivity, chemistry of hydrocarbon syntheses from carbon monoxide and hydrogen, and chemistry of coal in carbon monoxide/water systems. Other topics discussed include intermediates and mechanisms of the FTS of hydrocarbons; synthesis of oxygenates; and structural features of vitrinite macerals. The molecular weight determination for coal derivatives; thermal reactions of oxygen compounds; and alternative methods for removing oxygen compounds from coal-derived liquids are also elaborated. This publication likewise covers the aqueous coal conversions and conversion mechanism. This volume serves as a valuable source of information and guide to scientists and researchers interested in the coal literature.

Table of Contents

Contributors Preface Contents of Previous Volumes Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis and Some Related Heterogeneous Reactions I. Introduction II. Adsorption of Reaction Components III. Intermediates and Mechanisms of the FTS of Hydrocarbons IV. Kinetics and Product Distribution V. Some Particular Catalytic Effects VI. Some Problems of the Activity of Metals VII. Synthesis of Oxygenates VIII. Concluding Remarks References An Essay on the Organic Geochemistry of Coal I. Introduction II. Peat Accumulation: The Origins of Coals III. Geological Factors in Coal Chemistry IV. Organic Geochemistry of the Precursors of Coal Macerals V. Soluble Biological Markers in Coals VI. Structural Features of Vitrinite Macerals VII. Functional Groups VIII. Extractability of Coals and Reduction Products: The Extracts IX. Molecular Weight Determination for Coal Derivatives X. The Structure of Coal: An Attempt at a New Synthesis XI. Some Further Comments on the Geochemistry of Macerals XII. Three Major Studies of Coal Geochemistry 216 XIII. A Few Remarks on the Geochemistry of Mineral Matter in Coals XIV. The Principal New Developments References Addendum Oxygen in Coals and Coal-Derived Liquids I. Oxygen in Coal Structures II. Oxygen in Coal-Derived Liquids III. Role of Oxygen Functionalities in Coal Liquefaction IV. Thermal Reactions of Oxygen Compounds Related to Coals and Coal Liquids V. Catalytic Hydrogenolysis of Oxygen Compounds in Coal Liquids VI. Hydrogen Consumption and Coke Formation in Coal Liquid Upgrading VII. Alternative Methods for Removing Oxygen Compounds from Coal-Derived Liquids References Coal Conversion in Carbon Monoxide-Water Systems I. Introduction II. Background III. Aqueous Coal Conversions IV. Conversion Mechanism References Index


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Martin L. Gorbaty

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Irving Wender

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