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Fuels and Fuel Technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080252506, 9781483182261

Fuels and Fuel Technology

1st Edition

A Summarized Manual in Two Volumes

Author: Wilfrid Francis
Editors: M. W. Thring D. C. Rhys Jones T. F. Gaskell
eBook ISBN: 9781483182261
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1965
Page Count: 366
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Fuels and Fuel Technology, Volume One: A Summarized Manual provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of fuels and fuel technology. This book presents a reasonably accurate summary of the existing knowledge and literature relating to fuel technology.

Organized into two sections encompassing 72 data sheets, this volume begins with an overview of fuels as organic combustible substances used mainly or solely for the production of useful heat that are divided into three classes, namely, solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels. This text then examines the main chemical components of wood. This book discusses as well the commercial production of peat. The final section deals with the calculations of theoretical and actual air requirements, dry and wet flue gases, and carbon dioxide in flue gases.

This book is a valuable resource for chemists and fuel technologists. Students who are interested to obtain a qualification in the subject of fuels or fuel technology will also find this book useful.

Table of Contents

Volume I


List of Illustrations

Section A: Solid Fuels

Data Sheet Number 1 Definitions and Units

2 Wood

3 Peat

4 Lignites and Sub-bituminous Coals

5 The Origin of Coal

6 The Classification of Coals

7 Petrology and Chemical Composition

8 Coal—Relationship Between Carbon, Hydrogen, Volatile Matter, and Calorific Value

9 Coalfields of Great Britain and World Resources

10 Coal Preparation—Grading and Crushing

11 Coal Preparation—Mechanical Cleaning—Theory

12 Coal Preparation—Mechanical Cleaning—Types of Plant

13 Coal Cleaning—Representation of Washer Performance

14 The Storage of Coal—Oxidation and Spontaneous Combustion

15 Combustion Calculations—Coal and Oil

16 Combustion of Coal on Grates

17 Combustion of Coal without Grates

18 Mineral Impurities in Coal—Ash and Clinker Formation

19 Impurities in Coal—Boiler Availability

20 Natural and Artificial Draught

21 Solid Fuels made from Coal—Briquettes

Data Sheet Number 22 The Carbonization of Coal in Laboratory Apparatus

23 Solid Fuels Derived from Coal—Low Temperature Coke

24 Solid Fuels Derived from Coal—High Temperature Coke

25 Physical and Chemical Properties of Cokes

26 Effect of Coal and Process Variables on Coke Properties

27 Choice of Solid Fuels for Specific Purposes

28 Methods for the Examination of Coal and Coke

29 Determination of the Calorific Value of Coal, Coke and Oil

30 The Clean Air Act, 1956

31 A National Fuels Policy

Section B: Liquid Fuels

51 Definitions—Units—Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry

52 Petroleum Oils—the Origin and Nature of Crude Petroleum

53 Petroleum Oils—Preliminary Treatment and Distillation

54 Petroleum Oils—Cracking and Refining Processes

55 Petroleum Oils—Reforming Processes

56 Anti-knock Rating and Octane Numbers

57 Diesel Fuels—Cetane Numbers

58 Gasolines—Properties and Specifications

59 Kerosenes—Properties and Specifications

60 Diesel Fuels—Gas Oils—Specifications

61 Fuel Oils—Properties and Specifications

62 Test Methods for Petroleum Products

63 Oil Products Derived from Coal—Motor Benzole

64 Oil Products Derived from Coal—Coal Tar Fuels

65 Liquid Fuels Derived from Coal—Hydrogenation Products

66 Liquid Fuels Derived from Coal—Synthesis—the Fischer—Tropsch Process

67 Other Oil Fuels—Shale Oils—Alcohols

68 The Combustion of Fuel Oils—Kerosine

69 The Combustion of Fuel Oils—Furnace Oil Burners

70 The Combustion of Furnace Oils—Ancillary equipment

71 Combustion of Fuel Oils—Applications

72 Combustion Data on Oil Fuels

Volume II


List of Illustrations

Section C: Gaseous Fuels

Data Sheet Number 101 Classification, Properties and Units

102 Natural Gas

103 Gases Produced by the Carbonization of Solid Fuels

104 Coal Gas—Types of Plant

105 The Recovery of By-Products from Coal Gas—Summary of Yields of Products by Carbonization of Coal

106 The Gasification of Coal—Producer Gas and Blast Furnace Gas

107 The Gasification of Coal—Blue Water Gas

108 The Combined Gasification of Coal and Oil—Carburetted Water Gas

109 Lurgi Pressure Gasification of Coal

110 The Gasification of Oils

111 Reforming Petroleum Gases for Town Gas

112 Synthesis of Methane

113 Bottled Gases (Liquefied Petroleum Gases)

114 Fuel Gas Cleaning and Purification

115 Combustion Calculations—Gaseous Fuels

116 Mode of Combustion of Gases and Vapours

117 Fuel Gas Burners

118 Domestic Applications—Space and Central Heating

119 Industrial Applications

120 Metering and Distribution of Gas

121 Measurement of the Calorific Value of Town Gas

122 Analysis of Flue and Fuel Gases

123 Trends in the Gas Industry of Great Britain

Section D: Fuel Technology

Data Sheet Number 151 Choice of Fuels—Technical and Economic Considerations—Specifications

152 Central and Space Heating—General

153 Properties of Steam—Introduction

154 Work done by Steam—Introduction

155 First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics—Thermal Cycles

156 Pass-Out and Back Pressure Turbines—the Throttling Calorimeter

157 Industrial Boilers

158 Boilers—Auxiliary Plant

159 Boiler Waters—Feed Water Treatment

160 Heat Balances—Boilers

161 Properties of Metals—Testing—Resistance to Heat and Corrosion

162 The External Corrosion of Boiler Plant Metals

163 The Flow of Fluids

164 Measurement of Fluid Flow

165 The Transfer of Heat

166 Supplementary Calculations

167 Refractories

168 Thermal Insulation—Lagging

169 Furnaces

170 Heat Balances—Furnaces

171 Control of Atmosphere in Metallurgical Furnaces

172 Atmospheric Pollution

173 Prevention of Atmospheric Pollution by Industrial Gases

174 The Gas Turbine

175 Instruments—Measuring

176 Instrumentation—Automatic Control

177 Electro-Technology Applied to Fuel Technology

178 Waste Heat Boilers

179 Mass Transfer in Distillation and Drying

180 Single- and Multiple-Effect Evaporators


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About the Author

Wilfrid Francis

About the Editors

M. W. Thring

D. C. Rhys Jones

T. F. Gaskell

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