Special Issue "Advances in Propulsion and Energy Systems Utilising Alternative Fuels: Fuel Injection and Combustion Systems"
A special issue of Fuels (ISSN 2673-3994).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 9159
Interests: combustion and energy systems; thermofluids; atomisation; sprays; multi-phase flow systems; optical measurement techniques
Interests: numerical characterization; optical visualization and measurements of atomization and sprays; combustion; thermal energy systems
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The transition to decarbonisation in the energy, propulsion and transportation industries, coupled with increasing global demand, is a challenge that will require innovative, viable and environmentally safe engineering solutions for fuels, fuel injection equipment (FIE) and combustion systems. The current scenario for the uptake in renewable fuels is complicated by the application, region and legislation, the maturity of the technology, safety and the necessary infrastructure. Biofuels, E-fuels (e.g., Power-to-X, Hydrogen, Methanol and Ammonia) and LNG are amongst a range of potential solutions that includes fuel pre-treatment methods, nanofuels and other fuel/combustion air additive mixtures. These options need to be considered in the context of ‘drop-in’ or dual fuels for existing systems alongside the need for new, advanced solutions, incorporating novel concepts and alternative thermodynamic cycles. The ramifications of alternative fuels upon the optimal fuel spray and combustion characteristics, directly impacts FIE and combustion system design, and therefore efficiency and emissions.
In this Special Issue, we aim to present research on recent advances and new interventions in propulsion and energy production systems utilising renewable and alternative fuels (including pre-treatment of existing fuels and combustion air additives), with a particular focus on the investigation of fuel spray characteristics, jet or gas interactions, mixture preparation, ignition and propagation, combustion performance and heat transfer. We welcome new, associated developments in FIE and combustion system design, applied in conventional or novel combustion systems. The scope is not limited to one sector but encompasses stationary energy generation and light to heavy duty applications, including shipping. Contributions should highlight the significance and impact of the work in the transition to reducing carbon, NOx and SOx in existing and new applications. We welcome contributions using both experimental and modelling approaches, from a fundamental level to system performance evaluation and validation. In addition, we are interested in the application of new experimental techniques and simulation approaches to the investigation of alternative fuel and combustion system strategies.
Dr. Steven Begg
Dr. Nwabueze Emekwuru
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Fuels is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Fuel sprays
- Combustion systems
- Renewable fuels
- Optical diagnostics