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Alternative Fuels and the Environment

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Published by CRC .
Written in English


  • Alternative & renewable energy sources & technology,
  • Pollution & threats to the environment,
  • Environmental aspects,
  • Energy Resources Conservation,
  • Environmental Engineering (General),
  • Technology & Industrial Arts,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Engineering - Mechanical,
  • Environmental Engineering & Technology,
  • Environmental Science,
  • Science / Environmental Science,
  • Energy development

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages290
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8380276M
ISBN 100873719786
ISBN 109780873719780

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Get this from a library! Alternative fuels and the environment. [Frances S Sterrett;] -- Alternative Fuels and the Environment evaluates the timely issue of renewable, alternative resources to fossil fuels and nuclear energy, such as solar, anemoelectric, hydroelectric, and geothermal. Purchase Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technologies for Improved Environmental Performance - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBN , Price: $ Sterrett, Frances S. , Alternative fuels and the environment / edited by Frances S. Sterrett Lewis Publishers Boca Raton Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required. This book presents the fundamentals needed to understand the physical and chemical properties of alternative fuels, and how they impact refueling system design and the modification of existing garages for safety. It covers a wide range of fuels including alcohols, gases, and vegetable oils. Chapte.

  Journals & Books; Help Download full text in PDF Download. Share. Export. Advanced. Procedia Environmental Sciences. Vol , Pages Environmental Impact of Alternative Fuels and Vehicle Technologies: A Life Cycle Assessment Perspective. With a wealth of technical information, the book discusses atmospheric chemistry, the role of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in ozone formation, monitoring and modeling the formation and transport processes, and the potential contribution of alternative fuels to solving the tropospheric ozone problem.   The world today is at crossroads in terms of energy, as fossil fuel continues to shape global geopolitics. Alternative energy has become rapidly feasible, with thousands of wind-turbines emerging in the landscapes of the US and Europe. Solar energy and bio-fuels have found similarly wide applications. This book is a compilation of 13 chapters. The topics move mostly seamlessly from fuel Cited by: 5.   Alternative fuels are obtained by mixing conventional fuels with waste that is not hazardous and should be, according to Lemarchand (), produced meeting the following conditions. Chemical quality of the fuel should meet legal standards in terms of environmental protection. • Calorific value should ensure stability and continuity of the combustion process.

Geothermal energy and hydroelectric power are also renewable sources of electricity. Biofuels and biomass are useful as energy sources, and surplus land is usable for woody, herbaceous, high-yield energy crop production. The book also investigates reformulated gasoline with oxygenated fuels, such as ethanol or methanol. Fuels to Drive Our Future draws together relevant geological, technical, economic, and environmental factors and recommends specific directions for U.S. research and development efforts on alternative fuel sources. Of special interest is the book's benchmark cost analysis comparing several major alternative fuel production processes.   All energy sources have some impact on our environment. Fossil fuels—coal, oil, and natural gas—do substantially more harm than renewable energy sources by most measures, including air and water pollution, damage to public health, wildlife and habitat loss, water use, land use, and global warming emissions.. However, renewable sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and.   This book, which includes a subset of papers commissioned for an unusual symposium (Alternative Transportation Fuels of the s and Beyond, July , ), addresses the broader issues of transportation-fuel policy in regard to energy security, economic growth, and environmental .