Open access peer-reviewed Monograph

Alternative Fuels

Technical and Environmental Conditions

Edited by Krzysztof Biernat

Łukasiewicz R&D Network - Automotive Industry Institute

The presented book provides an overview of the most widely used alternative fuels in the power supply systems in spark-ignition engines and compression-ignition engines, such as LPG, CNG and RME, including the assessment of their operational usefulness, especially in terms of environmental impact in urban traffic. The possibilities of optimizing the ignition processes in engines fueled by gas are presented. The monograph also contains the results of exploitation tests with an assessment of the environmental impact of fuels containing oxygen additives in diesel engines. The possibilities of producing a wide range of advanced alternative fuels (biofuels) with the use of microorganisms as raw materials are also presented.

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Alternative FuelsTechnical and Environmental ConditionsEdited by Krzysztof Biernat

Published: March 24th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/60628

ISBN: 978-953-51-2269-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5426-6

Copyright year: 2016

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14030 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

6 Web of Science Citations


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1. Environmental Aspects of the Use of CNG in Public Urban Transport

By Jerzy Merkisz, Michał Dobrzyński, Miłosław Kozak, Piotr Lijewski and Paweł Fuć


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2. Rapeseed Oil Methyl Esters (RME) as Fuel for Urban Transport

By Jerzy Merkisz, Paweł Fuć, Piotr Lijewski and Miłosław Kozak


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3. The Study on the Influence of Diesel Fuel Oxygenates on Exhaust Emissions

By Miłosław Kozak


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4. Combustion of Gaseous Alternative Fuels in Compression Ignition Engines

By Mikulski Maciej, Wierzbicki Sławomir, Ambrosewicz-Walacik Marta, Duda Kamil and Piętak Andrzej


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5. Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as a Fuel for Internal Combustion Engines

By Maciej Paczuski, Marcin Marchwiany, Ryszard Puławski, Andrzej Pankowski, Kamil Kurpiel and Marcin Przedlacki


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6. Microorganisms as Direct and Indirect Sources of Alternative Fuels

By Anna Matuszewska


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