lecture 15 - the earth that are sedimentary Coal is another...

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Newspaper clipping: an oil tanker that sank off the Spanish coast and leaked 20 million gallons of oil into the ocean. Chart: after about 50 mph your car runs into more friction and fuel consumption increases; it becomes less efficient the faster you go. Large oil spill in Alaska went undetected for days. Caused by a corroded pipeline. Canadians have soil that have tarcans, which when heated reveal oil. They have 240 ton+ trucks unloading the sand.. two tons of sand produces a barrel of oil. French people reduce dependance on oil by increasing use of nuclear energy. Oil wealth in Dubai… Oxygen bars… The first oil well was dug in Pennsylvania. The Chinese had a complete petroleum industry 2,100 years ago.. Energy factors: Fossil fuels: anything where we have the remains of plant or animal that’s in the layers of
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Unformatted text preview: the earth that are sedimentary. Coal is another source of energy. . US has a lot, Britain used to but is low ever since the industrial revolution. The sequence of coal from lowest to greatest quality is: Peat – lignite - sub_bit – bit - antra. Peat makes more water and has a low amount of fixed carbon and has a very smoky flame. Lignite (brown coal): is native to Ireland. This is not as good as peat. Sub-bitunimous coal: means less water, more fixed carbon. Antracite: less water, high fixed carbon, what you have now is a hot smokeless flame. Which is very good. The more carbon . . 0.2 -7.0 % sulfur gets burned, caught in rain, and returns to earth to contaminate/pollute. Burning coal produces the most % of CO2....
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