By Ghazi A. Karim
Dual-Fuel Diesel Engines
offers an in depth dialogue of alternative forms of dual-fuel diesel engines, the gaseous fuels they could use, and their operational practices. Reflecting state-of-the-art developments during this quickly increasing box, this well timed book:
- Explains the advantages and demanding situations linked to inner combustion, compression ignition, gas-fueled, and premixed dual-fuel engines
- Explores methane and typical fuel as engine fuels, in addition to liquefied petroleum gases, hydrogen, and different replacement fuels
- Examines safeguard issues, combustion of gas gases, and the conversion of diesel engines to dual-fuel operation
- Addresses dual-fuel engine combustion, functionality, knock, exhaust emissions, operational good points, and management
- Describes dual-fuel engine operation on substitute fuels and the predictive modeling of dual-fuel engine performance
Dual-Fuel Diesel Engines covers numerous engine sizes and parts of program, with an emphasis at the transportation quarter. The booklet presents a state of the art reference for engineering scholars, practising engineers, and scientists alike.
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It provides prompt and simple control of power generation while consuming a variety of commonly available fuels. Enormous research effort and resources have increasingly been expended to improve its performance while reducing its undesirable impact on the environment. Over the years billions of units have been produced, and the internal combustion engine has come to be the prime device at present for the production of work through fuel combustion. Such devices, which are mostly of the reciprocating type, employ intermittent combustion, or they may be of rotary action with continuous combustion.
The bulk of the energy is then dissipated in the form of environmental thermal pollution. This is via both the high enthalpy exhaust gases discharged and the heat transferred to the external environment of the engine, such as through the circulating cooling water, air, and lubricating oil and through dissipation via radiation transfer. The proportional distribution of this dissipation of energy between the various possible paths can vary significantly, depending on the engine type, its design, fuel employed, and operating conditions.
A biodiesel blend with petroleumderived diesel fuel, designated B10 as an example, indicates that the blend is made up of 10% biodiesel, and the rest is a conventional diesel fuel, on a liquid volume basis. Liquid biofuels have sometimes been championed as reducing energy dependence, boosting farm revenues, and contributing toward reducing global warming. However, such claims need to be moderated and qualified suitably. In fact, biofuel usage can be viewed to negatively impact the environment and affect food sources availability and pricing worldwide, especially when factors such as acidification, fertilizer use, biodiversity loss, and toxicity of agricultural pesticides are taken into account.