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Beyond Oil And Gas: The Methanol Economy
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vch Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh
Publication date March 23, 2006
Pages 290
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9783527312757
ISBN-10 3527312757
Dimensions 0.75 by 7 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.50 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $39.95
Other format details sci/tech
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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. This book features a forward looking and inspiring work regarding the major challenges of future energy and environmental problems.

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Hardcover
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from Vch Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh (March 23, 2006)
9783527312757 | details & prices | 290 pages | 7.00 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $39.95
About: In this masterpiece, the renowned chemistry Nobel Laureate, George A.
Paperback
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2 upd enl edition from Vch Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh (November 23, 2009)
9783527324224 | details & prices | 334 pages | 5.75 × 9.75 × 0.50 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $35.00
About: The world is currently consuming about 85 million barrels of oil a day, and about two-thirds as much natural gas equivalent, both derived from non-renewable natural sources.
Miscellaneous
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9783527644636 | details & prices | 350 pages | List price $34.95
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9783527627813 | details & prices | 380 pages | List price $21.95
Miscellaneous
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from John Wiley & Sons Inc (November 10, 2006)
9783527608355 | details & prices | 304 pages | List price $29.95

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