APES

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kamanwoo
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205533
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APES
Updated:
2013-03-06 21:32:26
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Fossil Fuels
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fossil fuels
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  1. Fossil fuel formation
    • organic matter is buried
    • and is exposed to heat and pressure over a long time

    [C.O.N.] Coal, Oil, Natural Gas
  2. Non-renewable
    FF's do not regenerate within life time
  3. Renewable 
    solar, wind, water, biomass
  4. What kind of energy does US consume the most? the world?
    US consume petroleum most! (transportation, manufacturing)

    World consume Fossil Fuels most
  5. Coal Formation
    buried remains of plants pressurized & heated

    coal mostly C, some H2O, Hg and S (incorps as forms)

    Peat-> Lignite-> Bituminous->Anthracite (add heat + pressure)
  6. In what orders are coal formed?
    Peat-> Lignite-> Bituminous->Anthracite

    (Please Love Big Apples)
  7. brown coal

    low heat

    limited supplies
    lignite coal
  8. soft coal

    commonly used most

    high heat content

    large supplies
    bituminous coal
  9. hard coal 

    high heat content

    longest to form

    fewer supplies, expensive low sulphur
    anthracite
  10. coal pros
    easy to transport and safe

    when burned, releases much energy

    abundant & cheap
  11. coal cons
    habitat loss, soil erosion, chemical runoff from mining

    burning increases CO2 levels

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