SOURCE OF FUEL
The materials used as fuels are generally grouped as BIOMASS and fossils fuel
Are fuels which originate from recent materials of plant and animals example are dry wood, dry weed, agricultural wastes and biogas.
Are fuels which are preserved in the earth crust as remains of plants and animals example coal, petroleum, and natural gas
HOW FOSSIL FUEL OCCURS
It is believed that millions of years ago animals and vegetable matters were burried beneath the earth due to certain natural calamities such as flood, earthquakes cyclones, and storms
Under high temperature and pressure inside the earth these materials were subjected to decomposition in absence of air to from coal, petroleum and natural gas.
Is a natural occurring black material.It consists of large percentage of carbon mixed with some other minerals. Coal is the most abundant commercial energy resources in Tanzania, the coal mines in southern part of Tanzania: Lindi, songwe, and kiwira.
Products of coal are: coal tar, coke, ammonial liquor
USES OF COAL PRODUCT
1 .Coal tar is used to make other chemicals like benzene, toluene, phenol and naphthalene
2. Coal gas is used as fuel.
3. Used as reducing agents in extraction of metals e.g. Extraction iron metal
4.Ammonial liquor is used in manufacture of fertilizer.
PETROLEUM (CRUDE OIL)
Is a complex mixture of more than hundred hydrocarbons and is highly viscous liquid and it has characteristic bad smell.
Origin of petroleum
Petroleum has been produced in millions years by the bacteria decomposition, animals and plants which were buried underground in the earth crust due to earthquake, cyclone, and storm.
DRILLING OF OIL WELLS
Petroleum Is obtained by drilling holes in the earth crust at the place where the presence of oil is indicated by surveyors .Also can be obtained by drilling under the sea (what a called shore wells)
Is the mixture of different materials, it must be separated into useful products .The process used to separate is called refining of petroleum. The method used to refine petroleum is known as fraction distillation
Products of petroleum
Kerosene, Gasoline, Gas oil, Diesel, Lubricating oil, Grease, Vaseline and paraffin wax.
Is obtained by drilling deep holes which is known as oil wells, the gas obtained is transported in cylinders and pipelines.
Natural gas consists of methane (CH4) and small amount ( proportion ) of Ethane C2H6 (in Tanzania natural gas is obtained from songosongo)
Production of wood charcoal in rural area
Wood charcoal are made by burning wood in insufficient supply of air (destructive distillation of wood)
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3. Then they are covered by soil material which limits air supply.
4. Therefore the fire is set to burn pieces of woods.
5. After 3 or 4 days the pit is uncovered to get the charcoal.
The charcoal obtained is a black light porous substance which absorb gas readily
Uses of wood charcoal
1. Used in gas masks to absorb any poisonous gases present in a particular area
2. Is the main domestic fuel in rural areas
Characteristic of good fuel
1. They should have high heat content i.e they must produce a lot of energy.
2. They must be cheap
3. They should have little or no product like ash and smoke
6. They must not give off dangerous by products like poisonous fumes
7. They should be easily stored and transported
8. The should be easily controlled
Categories of fuel
(i) Solid fuel e.g. charcoal, fire wood.
(ii) Liquid fuel e.g. Kerosene, petrol.
(iii) Gaseous fuel e.g. Water gas ,producer gas
Are obtained from trees and plants either directly as wood or as fossil remains of vegetable matter that were buried deep underground in post geological ages
1. Are cheap
2. Are easily to obtain e.g. fire wood
1. Require much space for storage
2. Leave smoke and ash on burning e.g. . fire wood
Are obtained from petroleum e.g. Kerosene, diesel, gasoline.
1. They have no solid residue when they burnt
2. They require less storage space than solid fuels.
3. High heat content compared to solid
1. Are more expensive than solid fuel.
2. Are dangerous if not used in care.
These includes biogas, coal gas, water gas, liquefied petroleum (LPG) These fuel can flow through pipes.
1. Do not leave reduce on burning
2. They have high heat content
1. Very expensive
2. They are so dangerous if not used with care
Classification of fuel according to their efficiency
The efficient of a fuel explained in the form of the heat energy that can be produced when that fuel is completed. An efficient fuel is one which produce a lot of heat energy when a small amount of it is used and does not produce a lot of gaseous wastes into the environment .Gaseous fuels are more sufficient followed by liquid fuel lastly solid fuel .
1st Gaseous fuel e.g. Natural gases
2nd Liquid fuel e.g. kerosene
3rd Solid fuel e.g. Charcoal
CALORIFIC VALUE OF FUEL
Is the heat liberated on burning with mass of fuel .The calorific value is measured in colorimetric SI unit is kilojoules per kilogram (KJ/Kg) or kilojoules per grams.
Comparison of calorific value of some fuel
Aim; to determine the energy value of ethanol (alcohols). The experiment involves burning of mass of an alcohol. The heat produced when alcohol is burning known as mass of water.
1. 1. Measure 250cm3 (250g) of water in measuring cylinder and pour it to thin metal can
2. 2. Pour ethanol into small bottle fixed with cork and wick and find the mass of the simple lamp so formed (i.e bottle+cork+wick)
4. 4. Light the lamp and let it heat the water directly (do not use gauze) until the temperature rises about 30Ëšc.
5. 5. Use a shield to protect the flame from drought.
7. Find the mass of the lamp when it is cold (i.e Reweigh the lamp)
Report the following
(I)Temperature of cold water = t (Ëšc)
(ii) Temperature of hot water = t2(Ëšc)
(iii)Mass of lamp at the begging =w2(g)
(iv)Mass of the lamp at the end =w(g)
The heat gained by the water = specific heat capacity x mass x rise in term of premature
= 402 x 250(t2– t1 ) joules = ( t2 –t1) k
The mass of ethanol used = (w1 –w2)
The relater molecular mass of ethanol =46
∴ w1 – w2/46 mole of ethanol produce (t2 – t1) kJ
1 mole of Ethanol produce t2 – t1, 46/(w1 – w2) kilojoules
Calculate the heat obtained by burning ethanol using the information given:
Temperature of cold water = 25Ëšc
Temperature of warm water =45Ëšc
Mass of lamp at the beginning = 40.50g
Mass of lamp at the end = 40.00g
∴ Heat gained by water = heat obtained by burning ethanol
= volume x density
= 100 cm2 x1g/cm3
= 4.2 j mole x 100g (45.25)x
= 840000 joules
USES OF FUEL
Fuels are used in different ways in daily life
1. To run machines in industries and motor vehicles e.g. petrol, diesel and coke
2. For cooking ,boiling and provision of warmth at home e.g. fire wood, kerosene, coal and coke
3. For drying for example tobacco leaves are dried in kilns by burning woods.
4. For light at home especially rural areas where electricity is not available for example kerosene
THE ENVIRONMENT EFFECT ON USING CHARCOAL AND FIREWOOD AS SOURCE OF FUELS
Extensive harvest of plants /trees for fire wood and charcoal production would lead to environmenta effects such as deserts
Disadvantage of deforestation duel to fuel production
2. 2. Affect the normal circulation of water that means effect water cycle.
3. 3. Destruction of the home for wildlife and this destructs the ecosystem
CONTRIBUTION OF VEGETATION IN BALANCING ATMOSPHERIC GASES
1. 1. Forests and other vegetation form a very important habitat for various kinds of wild animals and micro-species
3. 3. They attract the rain and help in balancing atmospheric gases.
4. 4. The well conserved vegetation helps at keeping the balance of gases in the atmosphere and environmental pollution caused by gases.
NB; In order to keep the balance gases recycling of the gases show be disrupted.
Carbornidioxide is added to the atmosphere through respiration .However, photosynthesis in plants remove the gas from the atmosphere as a result carbondioxide percentage the air stayed approximately constant, in this way gaseous pollution from motor vehicles, casual burning of substance and industry process is minimized.
ALTERNATIVE TO FIREWOOD AND CHARCOAL AS SOURCES OF FUEL
To avoid environmental hazard due to deforestation on alternative source of fuels must be encouraged
; Are fuel source that cannot be replaced with time
1. Solar energy –energy from the sun
2. Geothermal – energy source that is deep inside the earth
4. Ocean waves
5. Tidal waves – is the energy of rising and falling tides
CONSERVATION OF ENERGY
– – Energy is ability or capacity of doing work
Such energy does not do work as it is stored .It is capable of doing work while when its changed to other form of energy e.g. heat ,light , e.t.c
is the energy possessed by the body due to its motion.