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Olah, George A.

Beyond Oil and Gas: The Methanol Economy

Olah, George A. - Beyond Oil and Gas: The Methanol Economy, ebook

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In this masterpiece, the renowned chemistry Nobel Laureate, George A. Olah and his colleagues discuss in a clear and readily accessible manner the use of methanol as a viable alternative to our diminishing fossil fuel resources. They look at the pros and cons of our current main energy sources, namely oil and natural gas, and varied renewable energies, and new ways to overcome obstacles.

Following an introduction, Olah, Goeppert and Prakash look at the interrelation of fuels and energy, and at the extent of our non-renewable fossil fuel resources. Despite the diminishing reserve and global warming, the authors point out the continuing need for hydrocarbons and their products. They also discuss the envisioned hydrogen economy and its significant shortcomings. The main section then focuses on the methanol economy, including the conversion carbon dioxide from industrial exhausts (such as flue gases from fossil fuel burning power plants) and carbon dioxide contained in the atmoshere into convenient liquid methanol for fuel uses (notably in fuel cells) and as a raw material for hydrocarbons. The book is rounded off with a glimpse into the future.

A forward-looking and inspiring work regarding the major challenges of future energy and environmental problems.

Keywords: Sustainable Chemistry & Green Chemistry

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Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2006
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
304 pages
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9783527608355
Printed ISBN
9783527312757

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