Energy, Environment, and Sustainability

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Combustion Techniques as Sustainable Solutions for Internal Combustion Engines

Editors: Singh, Akhilendra Pratap, Kumar, Dhananjay, Agarwal, Avinash Kumar (Eds.)

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  • Covers all aspects related to alternative fuels in IC engines
  • Presents a comparative analyses of different alternative fuels
  • Discusses about different strategies of alternative fuel utilization in IC engines
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This monograph covers different aspects related to utilization of alternative fuels in internal combustion (IC) engines with a focus on biodiesel, dimethyl ether, alcohols, biogas, etc. The focal point of this book is to present engine combustion, performance and emission characteristics of IC engines fueled by these alternative fuels. A section of this book also covers the potential strategies of utilization of these alternative fuels in an energy efficient manner to reduce the harmful pollutants emitted from IC engines. It presents the comparative analysis of different alternative fuels in a variety of engines to show the appropriate alternative fuel for specific types of engines. This book will prove useful for both researchers as well as energy experts and policy makers.

About the authors

Dr. Akhilendra Pratap Singh is currently working at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India. He received his Master's and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur, India in 2010 and 2016, respectively. He worked at the Engine Research Center, University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA as a postdoctoral fellow (2017–2018). His areas of research include advanced low temperature combustion, optical diagnostics with special reference to engine endoscopy and PIV, combustion diagnostics, engine emissions measurement, particulate characterization and their control, and alternative fuels. Dr. Singh has edited 10 books and authored 27 book chapters, 45+ research articles in international journals and conferences. He has been awarded with ISEES Best Ph.D. Thesis Award (2017), SERB Indo-US Postdoctoral Fellowship (2017) and IEI Young Engineer Award (2017). He is a member of numerous professional societies, including SAE, ASME, and ISEES.
 Prof. Dhananjay Kumar is a research scholar at the Engine Research Laboratory, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India. He received his B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology (NIT) Mizoram, India in 2017. His research area includes laser ignition technology, alternative fuels, combustion simulations, particulate characterization, etc. He has published several international journal papers and authored book chapters in the area of laser ignition, combustion simulations and alternative fuel like methanol, DME, etc.
 Prof. Avinash Kumar Agarwal joined the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India in 2001 after working as a post-doctoral fellow at the Engine Research Center, University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA. His interests are IC engines, combustion, alternate and conventional fuels, lubricating oil tribology, optical diagnostics, laser ignition, HCCI, emissions and particulate control, and large bore engines. Prof. Agarwal has published 290+ peer reviewed international journal and conference papers, 42 edited books, 78 books chapters and has 10000+ Scopus and 15300+ Google scholar citations. He is a Fellow of SAE (2012), Fellow of ASME (2013), Fellow of ISEES (2015), Fellow of INAE (2015), Fellow of NASI (2018), Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (2018), and a Fellow of American Association of Advancement in Science (2020). He is recipient of several prestigious awards such as Clarivate Analytics India Citation Award-2017 in Engineering and Technology, NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award-2012; INAE Silver Jubilee Young Engineer Award-2012; Dr. C. V. Raman Young Teachers Award: 2011; SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award -2008; INSA Young Scientist Award-2007; UICT Young Scientist Award-2007; INAE Young Engineer Award-2005. Prof. Agarwal received Prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award-2016 in Engineering Sciences. For his outstanding contributions, Prof. Agarwal is conferred upon Sir J C Bose National Fellowship (2019) by SERB.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction to Alternative Fuels and Advanced Combustion Techniques as Sustainable Solutions for Internal Combustion Engines

    Pages 3-7

    Singh, Akhilendra Pratap (et al.)

  • Prospects of Fuel Injection System for Dimethyl Ether Applications in Compression Ignition Engines

    Pages 11-36

    Pal, Manojit (et al.)

  • Material Compatibility, Technical Challenges and Modifications Required for DME Adaptation in Compression Ignition Engines

    Pages 37-57

    Kumar, Vikram (et al.)

  • Techno-economic and Environmental Evaluation of Producer Gas-Based IC Engine in a Hybrid Energy System

    Pages 59-93

    Malik, Prashant (et al.)

  • A Comparative Assessment of Biogas Upgradation Techniques and Its Utilization as an Alternative Fuel in Internal Combustion Engines

    Pages 95-115

    Bora, Deep (et al.)

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.99
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  • Due: May 15, 2021
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alternative Fuels and Advanced Combustion Techniques as Sustainable Solutions for Internal Combustion Engines
Editors
  • Akhilendra Pratap Singh
  • Dhananjay Kumar
  • Avinash Kumar Agarwal
Series Title
Energy, Environment, and Sustainability
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-1513-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-1513-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-1512-2
Series ISSN
2522-8366
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 403
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 242 illustrations in colour
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