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The future challenges for “clean coal technologies”: Joining efficiency increase and pollutant emission control

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2009

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Franco, Alessandro, and Diaz, Ana R., 2009, The future challenges for “clean coal technologies”: Joining efficiency increase and pollutant emission control: Energy, v. 34, iss. 3, p. 348-354.

Summary

There are unconventional fuels that may serve as near term major replacements for conventional mineral oil and natural gas. These include fuels from oil shale and bitumen, liquid fuels from coal, methane from methane hydrates, biofuels and the secondary fuel hydrogen. Here, these fuels will be reviewed as to their presumable stocks and life cycle wastes, emissions and inputs of natural resources. The unconventional fuels are usually characterized by a relatively poor source-to-burner energy efficiency when compared with current conventional mineral oil and gas. Apart from some varieties of hydrogen and biofuel, their life cycles are characterized by relatively large water inputs, emissions, and wastes. The unconventional fuels shale [...]

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DOI WECC []
ISSN WECC 03605442

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