Decreasing Fuel Consumption and Exhaust Gas Emissions in Transportation: Sensing, Control and Reduction of Emissions

This book explores environmentally and economically hospitable technology that can be used in transportation. Guidelines like 99/96 and 98/69/EC determine the procedures for reduction of exhaust gas pollutants and fuel consumption. Combustion, limitation and control of air pollutants present in exhaust gases, and fuel consumption are all technological challenges. Those topics are addressed in the book. The table of contents includes the following: Statistics of road vehicles.- Development state of the art and vehicle technology.- Improvement of technology in road vehicles.- Propulsion system.- Combustion engines.- Spark ignition engines.- Self ignition engines.- Diesel engines for light commercial vehicles.- Future direction of development.- Vehicle electrical equipment and vehicle electronics.- OBD in vehicles with spark ignition engine.- OBD in vehicles with self ignition engine.- Characteristic properties of fuels.- Determination of fuel consumption in vehicles.- Emissions analysers.- Quality control of vehicles.- Introduction of new fuels.- Improvements in the traffic organization.- Changes in the urban environment.- Education of Eco-driving.- Role of the road vehicle industry for the social conditions in the society.- Air transport.- Statistics of airplanes.- Airframe weight reduction.- Aerodynamics in airplanes.- Propulsion system.- Certification in air traffic.- Maintenance of airplanes.- Safety and responsibility by fuel planning in the aviation.- Navigations.- Alternative fuels to kerosene.- Reduction of the climate efficiency of the air traffic.- Emissions from jet engines near airports.- Decreasing of costs.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 318p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01491444
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9783642119767
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 21 2013 2:50PM