On the eve of the 21st Century, fossil fuels are progressively being exhausted and the global 'greenhouse effect' poses an increasing threat. It is clear that modern civilization must urgently reduce its reliance on fossil hydrocarbons as a source of energy. Research in chemistry undoubtedly has a key role to play in finding the solution to this pressing problem.
Chemistry for the Energy Future examines unconventional areas of chemistry and chemical technologies applied to energy production and storage. The book focuses on the contribution of chemistry to the utilization of novel and renewable resources of chemical energy carriers, and some new technologies for the efficient combustion of fossil fuels. It also considers the implementation of chemical technologies for nuclear energy, the production of electricity, the conversion of solar energy and storage of middle- and low-potential heat energy.
The authors of Chemistry for the Energy Future provide an exciting overview of the possible applications of chemistry in the energy industry of the future.