Geochemistry of Sulfur in Fossil Fuels, Volume 429

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Wilson L. Orr, Curt M. White, American Chemical Society. Division of Geochemistry, American Chemical Society. Meeting
American Chemical Society, Jan 1, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 708 pages
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Here is the first volume to examine sulfur in fossil fuels from a geochemical perspective. It begins with six introductory chapters that present an overview of the material, historical background, and summaries of the present state of knowledge. Subsequent chapters cover: case studies of specific sedimentary environments; characterization of sulfur in selected coals and petroleums by various methods and techniques; and the major advances in understanding geochemistry at the molecular level. This important volume fills a significant gap in the technical literature and updates the understanding of the chemical processes in geological environments giving rise to sulfur fossil fuels.

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Contents

Environmental Aspects of the Combustion of SulfurBearing
53
Polysulfide Reactions in the Formation of Organosulfur
68
Isolation of Sulfur Compounds from Petroleum
83
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About the author (1990)

Wilson L. Orr is at Mobil Research and Development Corporation. Curt M. White is at Pittsburgh Energy Technology Center.

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