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Clean Rail Transportation Options

  • Ibrahim Dincer
  • Janette Hogerwaard
  • Calin Zamfirescu

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Ibrahim Dincer, Janette Hogerwaard, Calin Zamfirescu
    Pages 1-37
  3. Ibrahim Dincer, Janette Hogerwaard, Calin Zamfirescu
    Pages 39-56
  4. Ibrahim Dincer, Janette Hogerwaard, Calin Zamfirescu
    Pages 57-73
  5. Ibrahim Dincer, Janette Hogerwaard, Calin Zamfirescu
    Pages 75-89
  6. Ibrahim Dincer, Janette Hogerwaard, Calin Zamfirescu
    Pages 91-113
  7. Ibrahim Dincer, Janette Hogerwaard, Calin Zamfirescu
    Pages 115-136
  8. Ibrahim Dincer, Janette Hogerwaard, Calin Zamfirescu
    Pages 137-168
  9. Ibrahim Dincer, Janette Hogerwaard, Calin Zamfirescu
    Pages 169-210
  10. Ibrahim Dincer, Janette Hogerwaard, Calin Zamfirescu
    Pages 211-213
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 215-223

About this book

Introduction

This book will assess and compare several options for ammonia co-fueling of diesel locomotives with integrated heat recovery, multigeneration (including on-board hydrogen fuel production from ammonia), and emission reduction subsystems from energy, exergy, and environmental perspectives. Economic considerations will be presented to compare the cost of the proposed systems for different scenarios such as carbon-tax rates, diesel fuel cost, and ammonia cost.
Fossil fuel consumption and the associated negative environmental impact of their combustion is a significant global concern that requires effective, practical, and sustainable solutions. From a Canadian perspective, the Transportation Sector contributes more than 25% of national greenhouse gas emissions due to fossil fuel combustion, largely due to road vehicles (cars, light and heavy duty trucks). This is a complex and critical challenge to address, particularly in urban areas with high population density. There is a need to develop alternative energy solutions for mass passenger and freight transportation systems that will reduce both the traffic-volume of road vehicles as well as the emissions from the mass transportation systems.
The book will be helpful to students in senior-level undergraduate and graduate level courses related to energy, thermodynamics, thermal sciences, combustion, HVAC&R, etc. The quantitative comparative assessment of such alternative energy systems provided by this book will be useful for researchers and professionals interested sustainable development.

Keywords

Ammonia diesel fuel Clean fuel for rail Integrated and combined systems Low carbon rail transport Performance assessment ammonia Rail transport energy efficiency Rail transportation exergy efficiency

Authors and affiliations

  • Ibrahim Dincer
    • 1
  • Janette Hogerwaard
    • 2
  • Calin Zamfirescu
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Automotive, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Faculty of Engineering and Applied ScienceUniversity of Ontario Institute of TechnologyOshawaCanada
  2. 2.Department of Automotive, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Faculty of Engineering and Applied ScienceUniversity of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)OshawaCanada
  3. 3.Institute of Technology (UOIT)University of OntarioOSHAWACanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-21726-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-21725-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-21726-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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