Solid Fuels

  • O. V. Roussak
  • H. D. Gesser


Fuels are conveniently classified as solids, liquids, and gaseous fuels. Solid fuels include peat, wood, and coal and can encompass solid rocket fuels as well as metals. The earliest fuels used by man were nonfossil fuels of wood and oil from plants and fats from animals. The windmill and water wheels were other sources of energy.


Coal Sample Volatile Matter Bituminous Coal Maximum Permissible Concentration Calcium Carbide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. V. Roussak
    • 1
  • H. D. Gesser
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemistry DepartmentUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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