Energy and the Chemical Sciences

Energy and the Chemical Sciences

The 1977 Karcher Symposium

1st Edition - January 1, 1978

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  • Editors: S. D. Christian, J. J. Zuckerman
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483188263

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Energy and the Chemical Sciences: The 1977 Karcher Symposium is a collection of papers that discusses the relationship between chemistry and energy problems. The selection views the relationship from varying perspective. The text also tackles the relationship while giving consideration to factors such as engineering difficulties, economic constraints, feasibility, and public policy. The coverage of the text includes topics such as a biomimetic approach to solar energy conversion; prospects for non-biological storage of solar energy; and national energy policy and the role of congress. The book will be of use to scientists, engineers, and technicians who are involved in the research, development, and implementation of alternative energy technology.

Table of Contents

  • PREFACE

    ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

    LIST OF DISCUSSION LEADERS

    LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

    DR. J. CLARENCE KARCHER

    Chapter 1: HYDROCARBONS VIA PHOTOSYNTHESIS

    Abstract

    INTRODUCTION

    RESULTS OF SUBSTITUTION OF COAL FOR PETROLEUM

    GREEN PLANT FACTORIES FOR SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION

    MATERIALS AND ENERGY FROM THE SUN

    ANALYSIS OF HYDROCARBONS IN LATEX-PRODUCING PLANTS

    CURRENT STATUS OF SEARCH FOR RENEWABLE RESOURCES

    SYNTHETIC PHOTOSYNTHETIC SYSTEMS

    SUMMARY

    Chapter 2: A BIOMIMETIC APPROACH TO SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION

    Abstract

    INTRODUCTION

    BIOMIMETIC TECHNOLOGIES

    THE PHOTOSYNTHETIC UNIT

    CHLOROPHYLL AS ELECTROPHILE (ACCEPTOR)

    CHLOROPHYLL AS DONOR

    PHOTOREACTION CENTER CHLOROPHYLL

    CHLOROPHYLL–WATER ADDUCTS

    ELECTRON SPIN RESONANCE PROPERTIES OF CHLOROPHYLL–WATER ADDUCTS

    PHOTOREACTION CENTER CHLOROPHYLL: THE SPECIAL PAIR

    MODELS FOR PHOTOACTIVE CHLOROPHYLL SPECIAL PAIRS

    SYNTHETIC PHOTOREACTION CENTERS

    BIOMIMETIC LIGHT ENERGY CONVERSION

    SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

    Chapter 3: PROSPECTS FOR NONBIOLOGICAL STORAGE OF SOLAR ENERGY

    Abstract

    Chapter 4: WHAT IS THE UNIVERSITY’S ROLE IN ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

    Abstract

    INTRODUCTION

    THE CALTECH ENERGY RESEARCH PROGRAM

    HEAT TRANSFER AND COMBUSTION

    THERMAL POLLUTION REGULATIONS

    GEOTHERMAL SOURCES

    ION CYCLOTRON RESONANCE SPECTROSCOPY

    SOLAR PHOTOCHEMISTRY

    PLANAR SOLAR CONCENTRATOR

    CONCLUSION

    Chapter 5: THE PLACE OF CATALYSIS IN THE ENERGY PROBLEM

    Abstract

    INTRODUCTION

    Chapter 6: CHEMISTRY: THE HEART OF ENERGY RESEARCH

    Abstract

    INTRODUCTION

    ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY

    CONVERSION OF HEAVY CRUDES AND RESIDUA TO CLEAN FUELS

    COMBUSTION OF COAL AND CONVERSION TO CLEAN FUELS

    BATTERIES FOR ENERGY STORAGE

    CONVERSION OF SOLAR ENERGY

    CONCLUSION

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    Chapter 7: NATIONAL ENERGY POLICY AND THE ROLE OF CONGRESS

    Abstract

    AUTHOR INDEX

    SUBJECT INDEX

Product details

  • No. of pages: 158
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1978
  • Published: January 1, 1978
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483188263

About the Editors

S. D. Christian

J. J. Zuckerman

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