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  • Fossil Fuels

    rely on fossil fuels to help with daily necessities such as delivering electricity, powering vehicles, and heating their homes. Fossil fuels have been widely used since the Industrial Revolution. Since then, the use of fossil fuels has greatly grown. Fossil fuels are any naturally occurring carbon-containing material that, when burned with air to produce heat or energy that can be converted into liquid fuels and other hydrocarbon (carbon bonded to hydrogen) products (Speight, James). There are three main types of fossil fuels, which can all be used for energy delivery: coal, oil, and natural gas. In 2012, fossil fuels made up about 87% of the world’s primary energy consumption. The most consumed fossil fuel was oil. Oil was consumed…

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  • Challenge Of Fossil Fuels And The Challenges Of Fossil Fuels

    Challenges of fossil fuels 1. Not renewable energy Fossil fuels comprise of crude oil, coal and natural gas. It is not renewable and cannot be replaced. Plants and animals that existed millions of years ago became buried underneath the Earth’s surface. This formed as the fossil fuels. Since fossil fuels has limited supply, it can’t fulfil the world’s energy demand. Therefore, alternative energy source is needed to replace the fossil fuels. 2. Emission of carbon dioxide Combustion of fossil…

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  • Should Hydrogen Fuel Replace Biodiesel Fuel?

    Diesel fuel are mostly transported by truck and pipeline. The pipeline for transporting biodiesel already exist in the America so new method of transportation is not necessary. While people are pondering about whether they should be using hydrogen or biodiesel fuel, transportation and cost are the biggest barrier in using hydrogen fuel. Firstly, the pipeline are not suitable for hydrogen fuel as hydrogen particles are small. This means that the existing method of transportation for biodiesel…

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  • The Impact Of Fossil Fuels

    America is currently at an energy crossroads. On one side, the country can lazily continue on its current path of disillusioned comfort with fossil fuels. However, oil, the fossil fuel we rely on most, has the shortest supply left and when it finally depletes it will take the country’s energy, economy, and environment. To avoid the catastrophic aftermath of the depletion of fossil fuels, the United States needs to change its path and abandon oil for a switch to clean renewable energy. The United…

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  • Fossil Fuels Essay

    The problems associated with the use of fossil fuels as the worlds primary source of energy will have to be addressed sometime during my life time. Fossil fuels are not only very limited, the impact that this energy source is having on the environment will force the entire world to change our way of life. The primary byproduct of the use of oil is CO2, this release of CO2 into the atmosphere is causing what we know as global warming. As the levels of CO2 in our atmosphere increases heat that…

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  • Hydrocarbons In Fossil Fuels

    Fossil fuels are a critical component in the functioning of our society. These resources are staples in maintaining the energized life styles that people have become used to. Fossil fuels are sources of energy derived from animal and plant remains from more than 300 million years ago (U.S. Department of Energy 2013). These remains were then coated with combinations of clay and rock called sediment (Energy Quest 2012). Sedimentary rock effectively protected the hydrocarbons in fossil fuels…

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  • Advantages Of Fuel Pump

    What is Fuel Pump? This is the device that takes fuel from the fuel tank and delivers it as per the demands of the engine. So the fuel is drawn from the tank and propelled into the internal combustion engine through the fuel pump. If the fuel pump is working effectively, the car will run properly. Mechanical Fuel Pumps Before the extensive adoption of electronic fuel injection, most of the carburetted automotive engines had mechanical fuel pumps that are also known as “puller pumps”. These had…

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  • Industrialization And Fossil Fuels

    Firstly, let us take a look at fossil fuels and inventions that led to their heavy usage. Fossil fuels are combustible organic deposits, formed from decayed plants and animals that have been converted to crude oil, coal or natural gas by exposure to heat and pressure in the earth 's crust over hundreds of millions of years. Due to the development of steam engine in 1712, the popularity of coal as an energy source increased rapidly, and is one of the most used fossil fuel today for the production…

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  • Fuel Cell Research Paper

    discussing the beneficial and non-beneficial of fuel cells and associating it with fossil fuels. But first, you might query what fuel cells and fossil is? Well fuel cell is an electrochemical energy stratagem that converts hydrogen fuel as well as oxygen to produce electricity, heat and water. While on the other hand fossil fuel are the products fossils that are really old. For instance the animal and plant fossils but however, the three main sources of fuel are coal, natural gas and…

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  • Fossil Fuels Research Paper

    Fossil Fuels are organic deposits derived from decaying plants and animals that have been fossilized over millions of years. There is more to them than that however they are also hydrocarbons comprised primarily of the following elements: carbon and hydrogen and some sulfur, nitrogen, oxygen, and minerals. Different combinations of these elements are used as a fuel for our everyday lives. This paper’s purpose is to explain some of the chemistry behind the use of these various fossil fuels as…

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