Advanced Biofuels

Advanced Biofuels

Applications, Technologies and Environmental Sustainability

1st Edition - June 9, 2019

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  • Editors: Abul Azad, Mohammad Rasul
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081027912
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081027929

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Advanced Biofuels: Applications, Technologies, and Environmental Sustainability presents recent developments and applications of biofuels in the field of internal combustion engines, with a primary focus on the recent approaches of biodiesel applications, low emission alternative fuels, and environmental sustainability. Editors Dr. Azad and Dr. Rasul, along with their team of expert contributors, combine a collection of extensive experimental investigations on engine performance and emissions and combustion phenomena using different types of oxygenated fuel with in-depth research on fuel applications, an analysis of available technologies and resources, energy efficiency improvement methods, and applications of oxygenated fuel for the sustainable environment. Academics, researchers, engineers and technologists will develop a greater understanding of the relevant concepts and solutions to the global issues related to achieving alternative energy application for future energy security, as well as environmental sustainability in medium and large-scale industries.

Key Features

  • Fills a gap in the literature on alternative fuel applications with in-depth research and experimental investigations of different approaches, technologies and applications
  • Considers the important issue of sustainability using case studies to deepen understanding
  • Includes energy security within various industries, including aviation and transport


Practicing energy engineers and technologists, department of energy employees concerned with sustainability planning, environmental protection organizations, Energy academics & researchers, Masters and PhD students of energy

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: FEEDSTOCKS
    1. Biofuel feedstocks and their prospect for a sustainable and alternative fuel
    Muhammad Rizwan Sr.
    2. Classification of alternative fuels for different applications (IC engines, Jet engines) and Comparison of different fuels in terms of their gaseous and particulate matter emissions from these engines
    Longfei Chen
    3. Biofuel supply chain optimization: Mathematical programming approaches
    Reza Babazadeh

    Section 2: PRODUCTION
    4. Microalgae an emerging source for mitigation of heavy metals and its potential implications for biodiesel production
    Neha Arora
    5. Production of biofuel from biomass downdraft gasification and its applications
    Anand Ramanathan
    6. Microwave enhanced catalytic conversion of canola-based methyl ester: Optimization and parametric study
    Lai Fatt Chuah
    7. Recent trends and challenges in biofuel conversion technologies
    Pobitra Halder
    8. Exploration and enhancement on Fuel stability of biodiesel: Step forward in the track of global commercialization
    Mohamed Shameer

    9. Experimental studies on the usage of methyl esters of Pongamia oil fuelled direct injection diesel engine for environmental protection
    Sendilvelan Subramanian
    10. Assessment of performance, combustion and emission behaviour of novel Annona biodiesel operated diesel engine
    Senthil Ramalingam
    11. Investigation of engine performance and emission and combustion using advanced biofuel
    Kalam Azad
    12. Performance, combustion and emission characteristics of DI diesel engine using Mahua biodiesel
    Anand Ramanathan
    13. Performance and exhaust emission studies of thermal barrier coated single cylinder CI, DI, Diesel engine running on vegetable oil, bio-diesel and blends
    Omprakash Hebbal
    14. Biodiesel-diesel-alcohol blend as an alternative fuel for DI engine
    Anand Ramanathan

    Section 4: APPLICATIONS
    15. Progress in biofuel generation and its application in fuel cell
    Anand Ramanathan
    16. Study of oxygenated eco-fuel applications in CI engine, gas turbine and Jet engine
    Niraj Kumar
    17. Eco-fuel applications in CI engine
    K Nanthagopal
    18. Comparative evaluation of corrosion behavior of Aegle Marmelos Correa biodiesel and diesel on copper and mild steel metals
    Anand Ramanathan

Product details

  • No. of pages: 502
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2019
  • Published: June 9, 2019
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081027912
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081027929

About the Editors

Abul Azad

Dr Kalam Azad, Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Technology at Central Queensland University, Melbourne campus, Australia. He has a strong record of research publications and achievement in the areas of renewable energy technologies, energy conversion, and thermofluids engineering and their relevant industrial applications. His research focused on clean energy production and mitigation of environmental pollution. He has had an excellent publication track record throughout his career. He has been published about eighty scientific articles including three edited refereed books, eight book chapters, forty-seven journal articles, and twenty-four conference papers so far. His first edited book on “Clean Energy for Sustainable Development” published by Academic Press, Elsevier in 2016. His second edited book on ‘Advances in Eco-fuel for a Sustainable Environment’ has been published as a part of Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy, Elsevier in 2018. He has edited his third book on ‘Advanced Biofuels: Applications, Technologies, and Environmental Sustainability’ under Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy, Elsevier in 2019. He made significant contributions to engineering education, research, and scholarship. He published some articles in respected journals, which have high impact factors. The recognition of his research has been strongly demonstrated through a large number of citations and h-index both in Scopus and Google Scholar. He is also working as a reviewer of different renowned international journals and books. Currently, he is a member of different professional bodies throughout the world. He has been significantly contributing to the strategic research on Clean and Sustainable Energy Technologies at Central Queensland University, Australia.

Affiliations and Expertise

The School of Engineering and Technology at Central Queensland University, Melbourne campus, Melbourne, Australia.

Mohammad Rasul

Professor Rasul specializes in clean and sustainable energy technologies and their applications in industries. His research mainly focuses on renewable energy (solar, wind, biomass and biofuels), building energy (domestic, institutional and commercial buildings), industrial energy (process and resource industries), and thermo-chemical conversion of energy (combustion, gasification and pyrolysis).

Affiliations and Expertise

The School of Engineering and Technology at Central Queensland University, Melbourne campus, Melbourne, Australia.

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