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APES Ch18Vocab Lytle

Lytle - APES Ch 18 Vocab

allowance trading Approach to managing coal resources and reducing pollution through buying selling,and trading of allowances to emit pollutants from burning coal. The idea is to control pollution by controlling the number of allowances issued.
coal Solid, brittle carbonaceous rock that is one of the world's most abundant fossil fuels. It is classified according to energy content as well as carbon and sulfur content
crude oil Naturally occurring petroleum, normally pumped from wells in oil fields. Refinement of crude oil produces most of the petroleum products we use today
fossil fuels Forms of stored solar energy created from incomplete biological decomposition of dead organic matter. Includes coal, crude oil, and natural gas
methane hydrate A white ice-like compound made up of frozen molecules of methane gas trapped in "cages" of frozen water in the sediments of the deep seafloor
natural gas Naturally occurring gaseous hydrocarbon (predominantly methane) generally produced in association with crude oil or from gas wells;an important efficient and clean-burning fuel commonly used in homes and industry
oil shale A fine-grained sedimentary rock containing organic material known as kerogen. On distillation yields significant amounts of hydrocarbons including oil
peak oil The time when one-half of Earth's oil has been exploited. Some experts believe peak oil has already been reached.
scrubbing Process removing sulfur from gases emitted from power plants burning coal. Gases are treated with slurry of lime & limestone.The sulfur oxides react with calcium to form insoluble calcium sulfides & sulfates that are collected & disposed of.
synfuels Synthetic fuels, which may be liquid or gaseous derived from solid fuels, such as oil from kerogen in oil shale or oil from coal
tar sands Sedimentary rocks or sands impregnated with tar oil, asphalt, or bitumen.
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