15 - Other: Wood, Waste, Alcohol, geothermal, wind, and...

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Other: Wood, Waste, Alcohol, geothermal, wind, and solar The fuel must have substantial energy content Must be available in vast quantities Fossil Fuels comes from dead plants and animals as they decompose and form fossils These Fossils contain a substantial amount of carbon and hydrogen glucose: c4h12o6+6o2-->6o2+6H2O+energy Began in England, wanted to power steam engines Wood supply was nearly depleted (island!) Alternative: Coal, released more energy Coal has more carbon Coal has a lower % of O2 and H2O than wood the less O2 a compound contains, the more energy/gram it will release C135H96O9NS dangerous and expensive since 1900s, more than 100,000 miners have been killed in American coal mines Dirty combustion products: soot, NOx SOx CO2 called dirty fuel coal source supply is 20-40 times>than oil currently, we depend on petroleum but our petrol. sources are going to run out so, coal mining is coming back!
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aka petro and crude oil 1950=surpass date petrol is decomposed organic matter
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course CHEM 104 taught by Professor Splawn during the Spring '08 term at Wofford.

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15 - Other: Wood, Waste, Alcohol, geothermal, wind, and...

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