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Fossil Fuels

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Allison Sawyer

on 19 March 2013

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Transcript of Fossil Fuels

What Types of Fossil Fuels are there?
-Natural Gas What are Fossil Fuels? -Defined as Non-renewable energy source How Do They Work? Example: Car The battery in a car generates
a spark, igniting the gasoline in
your tank; this causes combustion
and releases heat energy -Obtained from living matter -Takes millions of years to form -Coal -Crude Oil -Combustion (burning) converts
chemical energy to heat energy -Heat is used to boil water, spin
turbines, etc. Where Are they found? Coal - Power Plants Oil - Gasoline and other Petrochemicals Natural Gas - Industrial Purposes Resource Top State Top World-Wide Coal Oil Natural Gas Texas Russia Wyoming Texas China Saudi Arabia Here is some more information on how fossil fuels are formed and why they will not be around forever ^Watch^ Three Types Of Fossil Fuels Crude Oil Coal Natural
Gas Fossil Fuels By: Allison Sawyer, Joey Balke, Jacob Avenaim, and Sandra Mateo 21% 25% 34% About 80% World-Wide -Formed From Non-Fibrous aquatic plants -Can be refined into many petrochemicals -Made up of hydrocarbons -Made from
Fibrous plants -Can be refined
even further
into diamonds -Also a
hydrocarbon -The gas released when oil and coal form -sent via pipes to its destination -A hydrocarbon as well But remember... Fossil Fuels Will be gone by the year 2088! So burn your fossil fuels now! The End! What are the pros and cons of fossil fuels? Advantages -The energy is well developed and high efficient
-Very stable in nature
-Can power many resources
-Natural gas/liquid fossil fuel transportation is easy
-Cheap and reliable source Disadvantages -It is a non-renewable source
-Formation takes millions of years
-Are a major contribution to Global Warming
-Creates methane and Carbon dioxide causing harm to the earths ozone layer
-Also creates carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide that produce acid rain More Examples of How Fossil Fuels Work -General example would be gas used in a gas stove
-The natural gas in a stove burner is a fossil fuel
-Releases heat and light A Broader View On How Fossil Fuels Function Oil Spills -Major problem worldwide
-Caused by an accidental spill of crude oil out of an oil tanker
-Most common in sea but can happen on land
-Affects wildlife
-Damages land
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