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Title Alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies for improved environmental performance : towards zero carbon transportation / edited by Richard Folkson.

Publication Info. Amsterdam ; Boston : Woodhead Publishing, 2014.

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Series Woodhead Publishing series in energy ; no. 57
Woodhead Publishing in energy ; no. 57.
Note Print version record.
Summary Most vehicles run on fossil fuels, and this presents a major emissions problem as demand for fuel continues to increase. Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies gives an overview of key developments in advanced fuels and vehicle technologies to improve the energy efficiency and environmental impact of the automotive sector. Part I considers the role of alternative fuels such as electricity, alcohol, and hydrogen fuel cells, as well as advanced additives and oils, in environmentally sustainable transport. Part II explores methods of revising engine and vehicle design to improve environmental performance and fuel economy. It contains chapters on improvements in design, aerodynamics, combustion, and transmission. Finally, Part III outlines developments in electric and hybrid vehicle technologies, and provides an overview of the benefits and limitations of these vehicles in terms of their environmental impact, safety, cost, and design practicalities. Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies is a standard reference for professionals, engineers, and researchers in the automotive sector, as well as vehicle manufacturers, fuel system developers, and academics with an interest in this field. Provides a broad-ranging review of recent research into advanced fuels and vehicle technologies that will be instrumental in improving the energy efficiency and environmental impact of the automotive sectorReviews the development of alternative fuels, more efficient engines, and powertrain technologies, as well as hybrid and electric vehicle technologies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Front Cover; Alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies for improved environmental performance :Towards zero carbon transportation; Copyright; Contents; Contributor contact details; Woodhead publishing series in energy; 1: Introduction; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Technology roadmaps to deliver low carbon targets; 1.3 Vehicle technology contributions to low carbon targets; 1.4 Powertrain technology contributions to low carbon targets; 1.5 Regulatory requirements and consumer trends; 1.6 Traffic management factors; 1.7 Global manufacturing and consumer trends.
1.8 Commercial vehicles and buses1.9 Electrification of transport technology; 1.10 Current and future trends; 1.11 Affordability and consumer appeal; 1.12 Long-term vision: solar energy/hydrogen economy; 1.13 Conclusion; 1.14 Sources of further information and advice; 1.15 Acknowledgements; 1.16 References and further reading; Part I:Alternative fuels, advanced additives and oils to improve environmental performance of vehicles; 2:The role of alternative and renewable liquid fuels in environmentally sustainable transport; 2.1 Introduction: competing fuels and energy carriers.
2.2 Market penetration of biodiesel2.3 Market penetration of alcohol fuels; 2.4 Future provision of alternative liquid fuels: the biomass limit; 2.5 Beyond the biomass limit: sustainable organic fuels for transport (SOFT); 2.6 Renewable fuels within an integrated renewable energy system; 2.7 Conclusions; 2.8 Acknowledgements; 2.9 References; 2.10 Appendix: abbreviations; 3:Using alternative and renewable liquid fuels to improve the environmental performance of internal combustion engines: key challe; 3.1 Introduction.
3.2 The use of biodiesel in internal combustion engines: fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) and hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO)3.3 Alcohol fuels: physico-chemical properties; 3.4 Alcohol fuels for spark-ignition engines: effects on performance and efficiency; 3.5 Alcohol fuels for spark-ignition engines: pollutant emissions, deposits and lubricant dilution; 3.6 Alcohol fuels for compression-ignition engines; 3.7 Vehicle and blending technologies for alternative liquid fuels: flexible-fuel vehicles.
3.8 Vehicle and blending technologies for alternative liquid fuels: ethanol-gasoline and methanol-gasoline bi-fuel vehicles3.9 Vehicle and blending technologies for alternative liquid fuels: tri-flex-fuel vehicles and iso-stoichiometric ternary blends; 3.10 Conclusions; 3.11 Acknowledgements; 3.12 References; 3.13 Appendix: abbreviations; 4:Alternative and renewable gaseous fuels to improve vehicle environmental performance; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Fossil natural gas; 4.3 Fossil natural gas production, transmission and distribution; 4.4 Natural gas engines and vehicles; 4.5 Biomethane/biogas.
Subject Alternative fuel vehicles.
Transportation, Automotive -- Environmental aspects.
Transportation, Automotive -- Technological innovations.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Engineering (General)
Alternative fuel vehicles. (OCoLC)fst00806149
Transportation, Automotive -- Environmental aspects. (OCoLC)fst01155348
Transportation, Automotive -- Technological innovations. (OCoLC)fst01155391
Alternativa drivmedel.
Transporter -- miljöaspekter.
Personenkraftwagenmarkt
Erneuerbare Energien
Klimaschutz
Energy-Generating Resources.
Transportation.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic book.
Added Author Folkson, Richard, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies for Improved Environmental Performance 9780857095220 (OCoLC)859583048
ISBN 9780857097422 (electronic bk.)
0857097423 (electronic bk.)
9780857095220
0857095226
Standard No. CHBIS 010295255
CHVBK 327777036
DEBBG BV042309759
DEBSZ 414274377
DEBSZ 431656762
NLGGC 373902050
AU@ 000055964874
CHVBK 519297628
CHNEW 001012102
CHVBK 549253548
CHNEW 001026519

 
    
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