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Transportation Fuels Handbook from C.H.I.P.S.

Handbook of Fuels
Energy Sources for Transportation
edited by Barbara Elvers

Handbook of Fuels: Energy Sources for Transportation covers most types of fuels used to power vehicles and the processes used in their production.

The book focuses mainly on automotive fuels, although aviation and marine fuels are described as well as such alternative and novel fuels as ethanol, methanol, and natural gas.

Contents

Introduction

  • History of the spark ignited "Otto" engine and of gasoline
  • History of the diesel engine and of diesel fuel

Oil Refining

  • Crude oils and products
  • Oil refining processes
  • Environmental protection in oil refining
  • Integrated refinery models
  • Corrosion and materials
  • Testing and analysis
  • Storage and transport

Automotive Fuels

  • Engine technology
  • Fuel composition and engine efficiency
  • Fuel components
  • Fuel additives
  • Fuel standardization and testing
  • Storage and transportation
  • Alternative fuels

Hydrogen

  • History
  • Properties
  • Occurrence
  • Production
  • Handling
  • Hydrogen fuel systems

Fuel Cells

  • The function of fuel cells
  • History
  • Fuel cells and their applications
  • Polymer electrolyte fuel cells
  • Fuel processing
  • Fuel cells for vehicle propulsion

Octane Enhancers

  • Methyl tert-butyl ether and ethyl tert-butyl ether
  • Other octane enhancers

Automobile Exhaust Control

  • Pollutant formation and limitation
  • Developments in engine technology
  • Catalytic exhaust aftertreatment general concepts
  • Catalytic aftertreatment of stoichiometric exhaust gas
  • Catalytic aftertreatment of lean exhaust gas

Aviation Fuels

  • History
  • Fuel types and specifications
  • Production
  • Handling, storage, and transportation
  • Legas aspects
  • Environmental aspects
  • Economic aspects

Marine Fuels

  • History
  • Specifications
  • Composition
  • Properties
  • Outlook

Index

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Handbook of Fuels
Energy Sources for Transportation
edited by Barbara Elvers

2008 • 356 pages • $199.00 + shipping
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