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  • Coal As The Worlds Major Energy Source
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    Throughout the entire history of mankind, the technological advancements that civilisations have made have always been tied in with the development of energy sources. The first human energy technology was fire, along with human labour as the major energy source. This has bee supplemented by animals for agriculture and transportation since at least the dawn of agriculture some 10,000 years ago. Wind and waterpower for milling grain have also been used nearly as long. The development of the steam ...
  • Maintenance For The Truck Including Diesel Fuel
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    The recent surge in the cost of heating oil, diesel fuel, and gasoline in the United States has had significant impact on many sectors of the U.S. economy, but most importantly it has had quite a devastating affect on the trucking industry. This is important due to the fact that nearly "70% of U.S. communities rely solely on trucking for their supplies" ("ATA" 23). If the government continues it's trend of non-intervention and refuses to place pressure on OPEC, the prices will continue to soar w...
  • Destructive Investments In Fossil Fuels
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    One of the world's most limited resources, fossil fuels is also one of the biggest industries. Population growth drives the demand for fossil fuel consumption. Unfortunately, the continued exploration for more resources simultaneously destroys the environment. This is brought into interest in the use of fossil fuels. It is realized that there are many trade-offs between the economic development growth in possible ecological and environmental destruction brought by using fossil fuels. Energy prod...
  • Diesel Engine And Used Biodiesel
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    In 1895, Rudolf Diesel invented the diesel engine and used biodiesel made from peanut oil to fuel the engine (Emery 44). Biodeisel is made from domestic, renewable vegetable products like soybean oil and recycled cooking grease (Emery 44). Biodiesel is the best alternative fuel because it helps the environment by reducing CO 2 emissions, it's easy to convert to from regular diesel engines, and it's a domestic, renewable energy source. B 20 is a biodiesel blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% petroleum ...
  • Incorporation Of 2 Biodiesel Into Conventional Fuel
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    Biodiesel is a renewable fuel that can be produced from completely renewable American resources. Biodiesel is not only renewable it is also less polluting than regular petroleum diesel. In fact if there would ever be a biodiesel spill it would degrade about the same as sugar. It is the only alternative diesel fuel that as completed an emissions and health test from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It has had successful documentation on 30 million road miles. Biodiesel is made through tr...
  • Tray In The Fractionating Column
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    EXTRACTION OF USEFUL PRODUCTS FROM PETROLEUM Petroleum or crude oil contains many useful liquids that can be extracted from it such as kerosene, diesel, petrol and other things. The various components of crude oil have different sizes, weights and boiling points; so, these components are separated according to differences in boiling point. The process used for separating petroleum is called fractional distillation Distillation is carried out in a fractionating tower. In here one can find a numbe...

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