Advances in Oxygenated Fuels for Sustainable Development: Feedstocks and Precursors for Catalysts Synthesis provides a roadmap to the sustainable implementation of oxygenated fuels in internal combustion engines through sustainable production, smart distribution and effective utilization. Focusing on the sustainability of feedstocks, the book assesses availability, emissions impact and reduction potential, and biodiversity and land utilization impact. Existing technologies and supply chains are reviewed, and recommendations are provided on how to sustainably implement or update these technologies, including for rural communities. Furthermore, effective supply and distribution network designs are provided alongside methods for monitoring and assessing their sustainability, accounting for social, economic, environmental and ecological factors. This book guides readers through every aspect of the production and commercialization of sustainable oxygenated fuels for internal combustion engines and their implementation across the global transport industry.
Provides multilevel perspectives on how to facilitate the sustainable production of oxygenated fuel and develop new indices for measuring the effectiveness and sustainability of implementation
Recommends a framework and criteria for assessing the suitability, sustainability, and environmental benefits of oxygenated biofuels
Describes the fuel properties of all oxygenated fuels and their performance in unmodified and enhanced CI and SI engines
Researchers, industry practitioners, and graduates working with alternative fuels and biofuels, bioenergy and renewable energy researchers, and the transport (automotive) industry. Researchers, industry practitioners, and graduates in the areas of automotive and mechanical engineering, and engine emissions
Table of Contents
1. Global climate change in newer perspective causes and possible solutions 2. Comparative investigation of suitability of fuel properties of oxygenated biofuels in IC engine 3. Recent advances in technological developments to produce biomass-derived liquid transportation fuels from oxygenated bio-crudes 4. Methanol reformation based strategies for using methanol as IC engine fuel: A brief overview 5. Comparison of different feedstocks for biodiesel production 6. Latest Advancement in Technology to utilize Oxygenated Biofuels in the Diesel Engine 7. Sustainable bioconversion of Lignocellulosics to biodiesel: Pretreatment, fermentation and cost analysis 8. Methodologies for modifications of characteristics of biofuels for wider acceptability 9. Biofuel production via Phyto and Microbial power system: Adaptation of Ecotechnology a step towards sustainable energy 10. Challenges to the sustainable development of vehicle transport 11. Production, Performance and Emission Analysis of New Generation biodiesel in Unmodified Engine 12. Unregulated emission from oxygenated fuels: A threat or boon? 13. Effect of oxygenated fuel additives on the Performance and emissions of CI engine running on biodiesel: A review 14. Combustion, performance and emission characteristics of methanol fuelled engines 15. Utilization of ketone-based oxygenated fuels in internal combustion engines 16. Evaluation of challenges for sustainable oxygenated fuel industry in India 17. Sustainable Development in Oxygenated fuels 18. Performance Analysis of Domestic Energy Usage of European Cities from the Perspective of Externalities by Using Fuzzy MCDM approach 19. Formation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Oxygenated Fuels: An Overview
Dr. Niraj Kumar is currently a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at Amity University, Noida, India. He obtained his Ph.D. from NIT, Hamirpur (H.P.). He has teaching and research experience of over 15 years. He has published papers in reputed international/national journals/conferences and also contributed chapters in many books. He has almost seven years of industrial experience in various organizations and has received much recognition and appreciation. Presently, he is a reviewer for multiple international SCI listed journals and member of the peer-reviewing committee for the evaluation of scientific projects for different countries.
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Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amity University, Noida, India
Dr. K. Mathiyazhagan is working as a chairperson and Associate Professor at the Research Centre, Thaigarajar School of Management, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India. He is an associate editor in Management Decision (Emerald) impact factor 4.9 and Environment, Development and Sustainability Journal – Springer with an impact factor of 3.2 and has more than 3500 research citations. Editing special issues in Journal of Business Logistics (JBL), International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management (IJPDLM), International Journal of Logistics Management (IJLM), Sustainable Production and Consumption (Elsevier), Socio-Economic Planning Science (Elsevier). His publications are in IJPE, IJPR, PPC, IEEE TEM, JCP, RCR, IJAMT etc. Also, he is an editorial member in many reputed journals. One of his papers was awarded as Excellence Citation Award by Emerald Publisher Ltd. In addition, he is editing international books on Blockchain & Lean-Green & Society 4.0 in Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Springer publishers. He is a visiting faculty at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy. Active reviewer of more than thirty reputed international journals and organized two international conferences and workshops. Received best reviewer certificate from reputed journals. He supervised more than 10 undergraduate and 3 postgraduate and 3 PhD scholars. Edited many international conference proceedings in springer's publisher. His research interests include Green Supply Chain Management; Sustainable Supply Chain Management; Multi-Criteria Decision Making; Third Party Logistic Provider; Sustainable Lean Manufacturing, Public Distribution System; Lean Six Sigma. He is has more than 10 years of research and teaching experience.
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Professor, Thiagarajar School of Management, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India
V. Raja Sreedharan is a Senior Lecturer at Cardiff School of Management, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Llandaff, Wales, United Kingdom. Previously he worked as a Lecturer at the School of Management, University of Bradford, UK. He obtained his PhD in Industrial Engineering and Master in Industrial Engineering from the College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, India. He is a certified Six Sigma green belt. He has published his works in peer-reviewed journals, and his current research interests focus on managing the VUCA in business operations. His works are focused on the productivity paradox and process improvement for industries to achieve sustainable business outcomes. He gained his corporate exposure working with Apollo Hospital as an external auditor for 5S implementation and spearheading the operations for the entire southern region in Tamil Nadu, India. He also worked as a process engineer in VOLVO Buses for lean projects. Later, he worked with the apparel manufacturer in Morocco for French fashion brands on projects related to the process of ambiguity in the in-house supply chain. He was also associated with the Société Nationale des Transports et de Logistique to understand the VUCA in the inbound supply chain for circular business models. Currently, he is working on carbon neutrality for essential commodities from an operational perspective using emerging technologies in the VUCA world.
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Senior Lecturer, Cardiff School of Management, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Llandaff, Wales, United Kingdom
Dr. Md. Abul Kalam is a full professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Malaya. His research specialization is on the Internal-combustion engine, Biodiesel/Biofuel, Lubricant testing, and Engine Tribology. Prof Kalam obtained his undergraduate degree from Bangladesh Institute of Technology (B.I.T) Khulna, and his Masters and Ph.D. from University of Malaya, Malaysia. Prof Kalam has been listed as “Highly Cited Researcher in the Year” in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and ranks among the top 1% of researchers for the most cited documents in the area of engineering by Web of Science and Clarivate Analytics. He received the ‘University of Malaya Excellence Award 2017’ for outstanding achievement in the category of “Academic Staff with Most Highly Cited Paper (Sciences) as well as Excellence Service award in 2018. He received Malaysia's research star award in 2018 and again in 2019. He was appointed as the Head of Bioresources and Fuel Technology under the Centre for Energy Sciences (CES) in 2010.
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Full Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia