Special Issue "Recent Technologies on Using Biofuels in I.C. Engines for Improved Combustion and Emissions Mitigation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019)
Prof. Dr. Constantine D. Rakopoulos
Section of Thermal Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Heroon Polytechniou 9, 15780 Zografou, Athens, Greece
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Interests: diesel engines; spark-ignition engines; combustion and emissions in engines; use of biofuels in engines
During the last few decades, a significant effort to develop alternative fuel sources, most markedly biofuels, has been underway globally, sparkled by both economic and environmental issues.
Dwindling petroleum reserves, continuously rising worries over energy security, environmental degradation, and global warming, have been acknowledged as the most prominent concerns.
The present status in the energy sector points out to that biofuels (pure plant oils, biodiesel, bio-alcohols, bio-ethers, syngas, biogas, bio-hydrogen, and others) are currently the doorway for the infiltration of Renewable Energy Sources primarily into the transportation sector, with a share increased radically over the last decades.
Therefore, the importance of biofuels highlighted above calls for rigorous research works towards their utilization on the one hand in conventional spark-ignition, compression-ignition (diesel), and dual-fuel engines, and on the other in relatively new conceptions such as for example low temperature combustion (LTC) engines (homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI), partially premixed compression ignition (PCCI), reactivity controlled compression ignition (RCCI), etc).
The inherent tendency of biofuels to mitigate emissions with mostly no efficiency penalty, make easier the task of researchers serving in the automotive industry or generally the energy sector to develop good engines, possessing low fuel consumption and emitted pollutants that can meet the everyday becoming stricter imposed emission regulations.
This Special Issue is intended to invite innovative simulations and inventive experimental research in internal combustion engines using bio-fuels (liquid or gaseous), with a main emphasis on combustion and emissions.
More specifically, the topics of interest for this Special Issue comprise, but are not limited to:
-- Fuel injection and spray formation
-- Premixed and diffusion combustion
-- Advanced combustion modes
-- Application of engine combustion models
-- Heat transfer and gas exchange
-- Pollutants formation models
-- Internal measures for emissions control
-- External measures for emissions control
-- Transient operation
-- Second-law analysis
Prof. Dr. Constantine D. Rakopoulos
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