Fossil Energy

Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology

  • Ripudaman Malhotra

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Ripudaman Malhotra
    Pages 1-5
  3. Peter J. McCabe
    Pages 7-23
  4. Vahur Oja, Eric M. Suuberg
    Pages 99-148
  5. Timothy J. Jacobs
    Pages 149-219
  6. S. L. Patil, A. Y. Dandekar, S. Khataniar
    Pages 221-245
  7. Marianna Asaro, Ronald M. Smith
    Pages 247-310
  8. Gerald H. Luttrell, Rick Q. Honaker
    Pages 343-387
  9. Marianna Asaro, Ronald M. Smith
    Pages 389-442
  10. Sandip Chattopadhyay, Devamita Chattopadhyay
    Pages 443-473
  11. Raub W. Smith, S. Can Gülen
    Pages 527-595
  12. S. Julio Friedmann
    Pages 597-617
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 619-631

About this book


The word sustainability shares its root with sustenance. In the context of modern society, sustenance is inextricably linked to the use of energy.  Fossil Energy provides an authoritative reference on all aspects of this key resource, which currently contributes to nearly 85% of global energy consumption.  Gathering 16 peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, this volume represents an essential resource for scientists and engineers working on the development of energy resources, fossil or alternative.  Written by recognized authorities in the field, the chapters provide comprehensive, yet concise coverage of fundamentals, current areas of research, and goals for the future to support real progress in sustainability science and technology.

Presents up-to-date estimates of fossil reserves and resources for coal, gas, and petroleum

Covers recovery technologies for unconventional resources such as shale gas and shale oil, coal-to-liquids, gas-to-liquids, and natural gas hydrates

Describes current developments aimed at improving efficiency and minimizing environmental impact, such as new designs for internal combustion engines and technologies for scrubbing emissions

Reviews global developments in carbon capture and sequestration

Provides an excellent introduction for those entering the field, as well as new insights for advanced researchers and industry experts


CO2 Coal Preparation Coal Reserves Coal to Liquids Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology Fossil Energy Book Fossil Reserves Gas Reserves Gas to Liquid Internal Combustion Engines Mining Industry Sustainability Natural Gas Natural Gas Power Oil Sands Exploration Oil Shale Processing Petroleum Refining Environmental Effects Petroleum Reserves Pulverized Coal-fired Boilers Pollution Control

Editors and affiliations

  • Ripudaman Malhotra
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Lab.SRI InternationalMenlo ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5721-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5722-0
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