Can we stop using petroleum?
A dependence on petroleum and oil means continued damage to the environment.
Petroleum is a mixture of a very large numbers ofdifferent hydrocarbons various molecular weights and other organic liquid compounds that are found in geologic formations beneath the Earth's surface, such as alkanes(CnH2n+2), cycloalkanes(CnH2n), aromatichydrocarbons(CnHn), or asphaltenes.
Petroleum is a fossil fuel derived from ancient fossilized organic materials. The theory was initially based on the isolation of molecules from petroleum that closelyresemble known biomolecules. Crude oil and natural gas are products of heating ancient organic materials. Formation of petroleum occurs from hydrocarbon pyrolysis, in a variety ofmostly endothermic reactions at high temperature and pressure.
The chemical structure of petroleum is heterogeneous, composed of hydrocarbon chains of different lengths. Because of this, petroleum may be taken to oilrefineries and the hydrocarbon chemicals separated by distillation and treated by other chemical processes, to be used for a variety of purposes such as gasoline, jet fuel, diesel fuel, heating oil, andheavier fuel oils; more specifically:
* Asphalt * Diesel fuel * Fuel oils * Gasoline * Kerosene | | * Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) * Lubricating oils * Paraffin wax * Tar *Petrochemicals |
Petroleum is naturally making liquid oil (normally found in deposits beneath the surface of the earth), it is a type of oil composed of rock minerals, making it different from otherkinds of oils that come from plants and animals
Oil refineries will blend various feedstocks, mix appropriate additives, provide short term storage, and prepare for mass loading to trucks, barges,product ships, and railcars. Many of this substances release many different gases and particles in the air. One of the most harmful substances produced, is when petroleum is burned, and that...