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Publication Date

1983

Keywords

Solar energy; Natural gas conversion; Thermodynamics

Abstract

Solar energy, coming from a 5800K heat reservoir, has thermodynamic advantages over fossil fuel combustion which are rarely recognized. This essay discusses the pertinent thermodynamics of chemical conversion processes. It points out the advantage of conducting endothermic processing at high temperatures and the unique character of sunlight as a source of process heat for high-temperature processing.

First Page

30

Last Page

34

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