Publisher description for Synthetic fuels / Ronald F. Probstein, R. Edwin Hicks.
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This unified presentation is designed to train engineers in the production of synthetic fuels to replace dwinding supplies of natural fuels, starting with fundamentals and proceeding to the derivation of gas from coal and gas upgrading. Subsequent chapters examine liquids and clean solids produced from coal, liquids obtained from oil shale and tar sands, biomass conversion, and environmental and economic aspects. Directed toward beginning graduate students and advanced undergraduates, this text also serves as a reference and guide for professionals. 1982 ed.
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