Solid Fuels

  • O. V. Roussak
  • H. D. Gesser
Chapter

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Clay Cellulose SiO2 Heat Content Hydrocarbon 

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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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