Energy, Environment, and Sustainability

Prospects of Alternative Transportation Fuels

Editors: Singh, A.P., Agarwal, R.A., Agarwal, A.K., Dhar, A., Shukla, M.K. (Eds.)

  • Covers both production and utilization of alternative fuels
  • Based on the authors’ experimental analysis
  • Offers an up-to-date review of the literature on the technology and status of alternative fuels
  • Features advanced topics such as soot morphology, reactivity controlled compression ignition (RCCI) combustion, and dual-fuel combustion of alternative fuels
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This book discusses different types of alternative fuels, including biodiesel, alcohol, synthetic fuels, compressed natural gas (CNG) and its blend with hydrogen, HCNG, and provides detailed information on the utilization of these alternative fuels in internal combustion (IC) engines. Further, it presents methods for production of these alternative fuels and explores advanced combustion techniques, such as low-temperature and dual-fuel combustion, using alternative fuels. It includes a chapter on the soot morphology of biodiesel, which focuses on the toxicity. There are also four chapters on hydrogen-fueled engines, which discuss use of hydrogen in IC engines and also provide important information on the methodologies. This book is a valuable resource for researchers and practicing engineers alike.

About the authors

Dr. Akhilendra Pratap Singh received his M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India in 2010 and 2016 respectively. Dr. Singh has worked as a CSIR Pool Scientist at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur since 2014. His areas of research include advanced low-temperature combustion; optical diagnostics with special reference to engine endoscopy and PIV; combustion diagnostics; engine-emission measurement; particulate characterization and its control; and alternative fuels. He has published more than 20 peer-reviewed international journal papers and 10 peer-reviewed international conference papers in addition to 10 book chapters and editing three books. He is a member of the editorial board of the ‘Journal of Energy, Environment and Sustainability’. 

Prof. Avinash K. Agarwal joined the IIT Kanpur in 2001. His areas of interest are IC engines, combustion, alternative fuels, conventional fuels, optical diagnostics, laser ignition, HCCI, emission and particulate control, and large-bore engines. He has published 230+ international journal and conference papers. Prof. Agarwal is a fellow of the SAE (2012), ASME (2013), ISEES (2015) and INAE (2015). He has received several awards such as the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Engineering Sciences-2016; Rajib Goyal Prize 2015; NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award-2012; and INAE Silver Jubilee Young Engineer Award-2012. 

Dr Rashmi Avinash Agarwal is a young scientist fellow at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK). She completed her doctoral degree at the IITK in 2014 with a dissertation on “Coordination Polymers of Transition Metal Ions with Benzimidazole Based Ligands: Single-Crystal to Single-Crystal (SC-SC) Transformations, Gas Storage and Magnetic Studies”. Her fields of interest include supramolecular chemistry, coordination chemistry, coordination polymers, organic synthesis, inorganic synthesis, hydrothermal synthesis of coordination polymers, crystallization, and crystal structure determination. She has published over 20 journal papers. 

Dr. Atul Dhar has been an assistant professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi since 2013. He received his M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 2006 and 2013 respectively. He was awarded the European Union Erasmus Mundus Fellowship in 2013 and Young Scientist Award from the International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability in 2015. He has published more than 35 international peer-reviewed journal papers. 

Mr. Mritunjay Kumar Shukla graduated from the Institute of Engineering and Technology Kanpur in 2003. He worked at the Engine Research Laboratory (ERL), IIT Kanpur from 2003 to 2006 as project associate on projects related to biogas, biodiesel, emulsified fuels, EGR and automotive coatings. Subsequently he joined IIP Dehradun as a scientist and worked on next-generation biofuels like bio-butanol, diethyl ethers, and straight vegetable oils. He is a member of IC Engines Subcommittee, TED 2:1, and Automotive Braking Systems, Vehicle Testing and Performance Evaluation Sectional Committee, TED 4 of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). His research interests include engine combustion, emissions and spray characterization, automotive exhaust gas after-treatment devices, and emulsified fuels.

 

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction of Alternative Fuels

    Singh, Akhilendra P. (et al.)

    Pages 3-6

  • Evolving Energy Scenario: Role and Scope for Alternative Fuels in Transport Sector

    Singh, Akhilendra P. (et al.)

    Pages 7-19

  • Hydrogen Production Through Biological Route

    Subudhi, Sanjukta

    Pages 23-38

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  • Hydrogen for Internal Combustion Engines

    Pal, Anuj (et al.)

    Pages 39-54

  • Advances in Hydrogen-Fuelled Compression Ignition Engine

    Sharma, Priybrat (et al.)

    Pages 55-78

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Buy this book

eBook 118,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-7518-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 149,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-7517-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Prospects of Alternative Transportation Fuels
Editors
  • Akhilendra P Singh
  • Rashmi Avinash Agarwal
  • Avinash Kumar Agarwal
  • Atul Dhar
  • Mritunjay Kumar Shukla
Series Title
Energy, Environment, and Sustainability
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-7518-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-7518-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-7517-9
Series ISSN
2522-8366
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 405
Number of Illustrations and Tables
48 b/w illustrations, 100 illustrations in colour
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