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Special Issue "Waste Oils and Alcohols as Sustainable Feedstock for Renewable Fuel"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023 | Viewed by 427

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Hamit Solmaz
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Automotive Engineering Department, Faculty of Technology, Gazi Üniversitesi, Ankara, Turkey
Interests: internal combustion engines; combustion; alternative fuels; advanced combustion technologies
Dr. Fatih Şahin
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Guest Editor
Automotive Engineering Department, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkiye
Interests: internal combustion engines; control systems; fuel injection systems
Dr. Alper Calam
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Guest Editor
Technical Education High School, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
Interests: internal combustion engines; alternative fuels; low temperature combustion modes
Dr. Seyed Mohammad Safieddin Ardebili
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Guest Editor
Biosystems Engineering Dep., Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
Interests: internal combustion engines; biofuels; waste to energy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As the demand for energy continues to increase, there are growing environmental concerns with using fossil fuels to meet most of these energy demands. Global warming and climate change are among the most critical concerns requiring prompt changes; reducing the high CO2 emissions caused by fossil fuels is important not only in the automotive sector, but also in all sectors where energy is provided from fossil fuels. However, this is only possible in the short term as long as alternative energy sources are found. The use of waste oils and alcohols, which do not have a place in the nutrient cycle, as an energy source in internal combustion engines and industrial applications provide a renewable solution to the energy need and enable the targeted emission limits to be reached faster. To date, much research has been carried out on renewable fuels and their use. This Special Issue of the journal Sustainability, entitled “Waste Oils and Alcohols as Sustainable Feedstock for Renewable Fuel”, aims to provide insight into the latest technological progresses, key applications, and environmental-economical aspects and obstacles related to the production, utilization, and dissemination of  renewable fuels derived from waste oils and alcohols. Both original research articles as well as reviews are welcome. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Fuel production from waste oils and alcohols;
  • Utilization of renewable fuels derived from waste oils and alcohols in internal combustion engines;
  • Utilization of renewable fuels derived from waste oils and alcohols in industrial burners;
  • Utilization of renewable fuels derived from waste oils and alcohols in fuel cells;
  • Advanced spray technologies for renewable fuels;
  • Renewable fuel utilization in advanced combustion technologies such as HCCI, RCCI, PCCI, etc.;
  • Chemical kinetics and combustion modeling for renewable fuels derived from waste oils and alcohols;
  • Emission reduction technologies;
  • Fuel additives for renewable fuels;
  • Waste to energy conversion;
  • Energy, exergy, and sustainability analyses of renewable fuels derived from waste oils and alcohols;
  • Environmental aspects of production and utilization of renewable fuels derived from waste oil and alcohol;
  • Renewable fuels (derived from waste oils and alcohols) and economical aspects;
  • Regulation studies for renewable fuels.

We look forward to your contribution and to you being a part of this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Hamit Solmaz
Dr. Fatih Şahin
Dr. Alper Calam
Dr. Seyed Mohammad Safieddin Ardebili
Guest Editors

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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. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • waste oil
  • alcohol
  • energy
  • internal combustion engine
  • industrial burner
  • CO2
  • emission
  • pollution
  • renewable fuel

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Operating Range, Performance and Emissions of an HCCI Engine Fueled with Fusel Oil/Diethyl Ether: An Experimental Study
Sustainability 2022, 14(23), 15666; https://doi.org/10.3390/su142315666 - 24 Nov 2022
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The main disadvantages of HCCI engines are the knocking tendency at high engine loads, the challenge of the start of the combustion, control of the combustion phase, and the narrow operating range. In this study, we aimed to control the combustion processes in [...] Read more.
The main disadvantages of HCCI engines are the knocking tendency at high engine loads, the challenge of the start of the combustion, control of the combustion phase, and the narrow operating range. In this study, we aimed to control the combustion processes in HCCI engines and to expand their working range by improving the fuel properties of fusel oil by the addition of diethyl ether. Thus, the variations in the in-cylinder pressure, rate of heat release, indicated mean effective pressure, start of combustion, combustion duration, CA50, indicated thermal efficiency, mean pressure rise rate, hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions were investigated. It was observed that the in-cylinder pressure and rate of heat release were taken into advance and the test engine could be operated for a wider range by increasing the diethyl ether ratio in the blend. The indicated mean effective pressure increased by 67.5% with DEE40 fuel compared to the DEE80. Under the same operating conditions, HC and CO emissions decreased by 41.6% and 56.2%, in use of DEE40. Furthermore, the highest indicated thermal efficiency was obtained as 42.5% with DEE60 fuel. Maximum hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions were observed with DEE80 fuel as 0.532% and 549 ppm, respectively. Full article
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