Piston Engine-Based Power Plants - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128129043

Piston Engine-Based Power Plants

1st Edition

Authors: Paul Breeze
Paperback ISBN: 9780128129043
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 15th December 2017
Page Count: 108
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Piston Engine-Based Power Plants presents Breeze's most up-to-date discussion and clear and concise analysis of this resource, aimed at those working and researching in the area. Various engine types including Diesel and Stirling are discussed, with consideration of economic factors and important planning considerations, such as the size and speed of the plant. Breeze also evaluates the emissions which piston engines can create and considers ways of planning for and controlling those.

Key Features

  • Explores various types of engines used to power automotive power plants such as internal combustion, spark-ignition and dual-fuel
  • Discusses the engine cycles, size and speed
  • Evaluates emissions and considers the various economic factors involved


Advances in technologies, applications and the economic and environmental costs

Table of Contents

Internal Combustion Engines
Engine Cycles
Engine Size and Engine Speed
Spark-Ignition Engines
Diesel Engines (Compression Engines)
Dual-Fuel Engines
Combined Cycle
Emission Control
Nitrogen Oxide
Carbon Monoxide, VOCs, and Particulates
Sulfur Dioxide
Carbon Dioxide
Cost of reciprocating Engine-Based Power Generation


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About the Author

Paul Breeze

Paul Breeze is a journalist and freelance Science and Technology writer and consultant in the UK who has specialized in power generation technology for the past 30 years. In addition to writing Power Generation Technologies, Second Edition, he has contributed to journals and newspapers such as The Financial Times and The Economist and has written a range of technical management reports covering all aspects of power generation, transmission, and distribution.

Affiliations and Expertise

Freelance Science and Technology Writer/Consultant, UK