A continuous rise in the consumption of gasoline, diesel, and other petroleum-based fuels will eventually deplete reserves and deteriorate the environment, Alternative Transportation Fuels: Utilisation in Combustion Engines explores the feasibility of using alternative fuels that could pave the way for the sustained operation of the transport sector. It assesses the potential avenues for using different alternative fuels in the transport sector, highlights several types of transport and its effect on the environment, and discusses the conventional and alternative fuels for land transport.
* Provides experimental investigations relating to the utilization of alternative fuels in the internal combustion engines
* Describes the alternative powered vehicles and potential alternative fuels for rail, marine, and aviation applications
* Highlights the potential global warming and climate change on account of utilizing the conventional and alternative fuels
The book starts off with coverage of the fuels for the land transport, aviation sector and reports on the experimental investigations relating to the utilisation of alternative fuels in internal combustion engines. It delivers an in-depth analysis of engine combustion, then focuses on fuel quality characterization and a modeling of alternative-fuelled engines, and describes alternative-powered vehicles.
Based on the authors' experience at laboratories around the globe, Alternative Transportation Fuels: Utilisation in Combustion Engines presents potential alternative fuels for rail, marine, and aviation applications. It examines potential global warming and climate change that could occur from the use of conventional and alternative fuels. It provides technical guidance on the future set up of refineries and automotive industries.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 857 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 mm
"The book presents a tour de force of technologies as diverse as oil refining, jet engines, bi-fuel engines and fuel cells. It is refreshing to see silos of knowledge being brought together in one book. In a world of emotive debate about the ethics of oil consumption, biofuel production and unequal access to transport, it is great to see an authoritative scientific treatment of the subject.
--Professor Dermot Roddy, Newcastle University, North Yorkshire, UK
"... The materials of production processes, utilization techniques and emission reduction of possible alternative fuels of combustion engines for various transportation modes of land, air and marine are comprehensively covered in this book. ... The book can serve as a textbook or reference book for study, research or instructive courses related to alternative fuels."
--Professor Cherng-Yuan Lin, Department of Marine Engineering, National Taiwan Ocean University
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