Coal, Oil Shale, Natural Bitumen, Heavy Oil and Peat is a component of Encyclopedia of Energy Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
The Theme on Coal, Oil Shale, Natural Bitumen, Heavy Oil and Peat with contributions from distinguished experts in the field discusses matters of great relevance to our world such as: Coal, Oil Shale, Natural Bitumen, Heavy Oil and Peat; Coal Geology and Geochemistry; Coal Technology; Oil Shale; Natural Bitumen (Tar Sands) and Heavy Oil; Peat and Peatland. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.
Jinsheng Gao was born on January 8, 1939. Graduation in Fuel Chemical Technology in 1961 at the East China University of Chemical Technology (since 1993 renamed as East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST)), Dr. Ing. In 1981 at the Technical University Clausthal, Germany. He was appointed professor of ECUST in 1990. He has worked from 1961 to now teaching and researching at ECUST. For over 30 years he was in charge of research projects in the field of coal chemistry and processing. He has published 160 scientific papers and 9 books, mostly in Chinese, and obtained 4 (Scientific and Technological Process) awards from ministries in China. The author has been actively involved in national and international cooperation projects and acts as member or chairman in several Scientific and Technical Societies and Editorial Boards of Journals