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Alternative Transportation Fuels
Utilisation in Combustion Engines





ISBN 9781138076662
Published March 29, 2017 by CRC Press
464 Pages 296 B/W Illustrations

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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 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.

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.

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Biography

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.

Reviews

"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