Special Issue "The Impact of Feedstock on Property, Performance and Emissions of Biofuels"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2015)
Prof. Dr. Yuan-Chung (Oliver) Lin
Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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Interests: green energy (bio-fuel, organic/dye-sensitized solar cell, hydrogen…); energy-saved technology; reduction and reuse of solid waste; pollutant reduction; air toxicology; environmental hormone
Dr. Way Lee Cheng
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar
Interests: Computational Fluid Dynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Multiphase Flows, Internal Combustion Engine
Due to the rapid depletion fossil fuel resources and the resulting, ever-rising, energy cost, there is an increasing global interest in biofuels. Current efforts in biofuel research are focused in new feedstocks and next generation technologies for production. Meanwhile, there is also an urgent need for a thorough understanding on the effects of feedstocks on fuel compositions, which, in turns, causes variations in performance and emissions of biofuel-based engines or combustors.
For this Special Issue, we invite research papers that encourage further research in developing and improving the application of biofuels, to be used as the primary fuel in internal combustion engines, gas turbines, micro-turbines, industrial boilers, and other combustion devices. Articles that discuss, both theoretical and experimental, and the physical and chemical properties of biofuels are particularly welcome. Potential topics include, but not limited to:
- Chemical structures
- Correlations between biofuel compositions and operational issues including starting ability, ignition, combustion, and performance
- Connections between biofuel compositions and durability problems including injector coking, deposition formation, lubricating oil dilution, and piston ring sticking
- Emission characteristics associated with feedstocks
Professor Yuan-Chung Lin
Dr. Way Lee Cheng
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- alternative fuel
- environmental sustainability
- renewable energy
- economic assessment of feedstocks
- emission characteristics of biofuels