Diesel Fuels: Characteristics, Performances and Environmental Impacts


Cristobal Silva (Editor)
Agustin Rivera (Editor)

Series: Petroleum Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC047000

In this book, the authors present and discuss the characteristics, performance and environmental impacts of diesel fuels. Topics include the effects of diesel fuel composition and properties on engine performance and pollutant emissions; biodiesel production from alternative feedstocks in Brazil; development of dual fuel combustion models for direct injected heavy duty diesel engines; the molecular properties of some diesel fuel components and their biodegradation; the effect of oxygen additives on the performance and combustion of diesel engines; contrasting the life-cycle performance of conventional and alternative diesel fuels; and the impact of ethyl-tert-butyl ether (ETBE) addition to diesel oil. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Critical Review of the Effects of Diesel Fuel Composition and Properties on Engine Performance and Pollutant Emissions
(Theodoros C. Zannis, Elias A. Yfantis, Dimitrios T. Hountalas, Roussos G. Papagiannakis, Yiannis A. Levendis, Laboratory of Marine Internal Combustion Engines, Section of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, Hellenic Naval Academy, Piraeus, Greece, and others)

Biodiesel Production from Alternative Feedstocks in Brazil
(Tiago Almeida Silva, Andressa Tironi Vieira, Antonio Carlos Ferreira Batista, Marcelo Firmino de Oliveira, Laboratory of Renewable Energy and Environment of Pontal, Faculty of Integrated Sciences of Pontal, Federal University of Uberlândia, Ituiutaba, MG, Brazil, and others)

Development of Dual Fuel Combustion Models for Direct Injected Heavy Duty Diesel Engines
(Valeri I. Golovitchev, Abdurrahman Imren, Chalmers University of Technology, Applied Mechanics, Combustion Division, Göteborg, Sweden, and others)

The Molecular Properties of Some Diesel Fuel Components and their Biodegradation
(Bojana D. Ostojiæ, Dragana S. Ðorðeviæ, Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, Department of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia)

Effect of Oxygen Additives on the Performance and Combustion of Diesel Engines
(D.H. Qi, Y. ZH. Bian, School of Automobile, Chang’an University, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China)

Contrasting the Life-Cycle Performance of Conventional and Alternative Diesel Fuels
(Diego Iribarren, Ana Susmozas, Abel Sanz, Systems Analysis Unit, Instituto IMDEA Energía, Spain)

Impact of Ethyl-Tert-Butyl Ether (ETBE) Addition to Diesel Oil on Engine Knock
(Krzysztof Górski, Asok K. Sen, Kazimierz Pulaski University of Technology and Humanities, Radom, Poland, and others)


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