Coal Science

Coal Science

1st Edition - December 4, 1984

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  • Editors: Martin L. Gorbaty, John W. Larsen, Irving Wender
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483268200

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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


    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


    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



    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


    Coal Conversion in Carbon Monoxide-Water Systems

    I. Introduction

    II. Background

    III. Aqueous Coal Conversions

    IV. Conversion Mechanism



Product details

  • No. of pages: 364
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1984
  • Published: December 4, 1984
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483268200

About the Editors

Martin L. Gorbaty

John W. Larsen

Irving Wender

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