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Alternative Transportation Fuels

Utilisation in Combustion Engines, 1st Edition

By M.K. Gajendra Babu, K.A. Subramanian

CRC Press

464 pages

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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 secto

Table of Contents

Introduction: Land, Sea and Air Transportation. Conventional Fuels for Land Transportation. Alternative Fuels for Land Transportation. Aviation Fuels. Utilisation of Alternative Fuels in Internal Combustion Engines/Vehicles. Fuel Quality Characterization for Suitability of Internal Combustion Engines. Modeling of Alternative Fuelled Internal Combustion Engine. Alternative Powered Vehicles. Alternative Fuels for Rail Transportation. Alternative Fuels for Marine Transportation. Alternative Fuels for Aviation (Airbus and Helicopter). Global Warming and Climate Change. Index.

About the Authors

M.K. Gajendra Babu is a senior professor at RMK Engineering College. He has worked in the field of computer simulation, alternative fuels, instrumentation, and emission controls for internal combustion engines for the past 44 years. He has published about 250 research papers for journals and conferences. He is a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International. He has been awarded the Indian Automobile Engineer of the Year award, the Indian Society of Technical Education's Anna University Outstanding Academic Award, the Indian Society of Environment's honorary fellowships from A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, and the SAE India Foundation's Automotive Education Award.

K.A. Subramanian is an associate professor in the Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. He is a former scientist in the Indian Institute of Petroleum. Dr. Subramanian's research area includes utilisation of alternative fuels (biodiesel, compressed natural gas, hydrogen, etc.) in internal combustion engines, the development of the homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) concept engine, greenhouse control in transport engines, sustainable power generation using a hybrid energy system, computer simulation, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). He has completed several sponsored R&D projects and published many research papers for journals and conferences. He was nominated to participate in the project Study Mission on Energy Efficiency, sponsored by the Asian Productivity Organization, Japan in 2009.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Energy
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General