Clean Rail Transportation Options

Clean Rail Transportation Options

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319369303
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 12/16/2016
Series: Green Energy and Technology
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 223
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Ibrahim Dincer, Ph.D.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
2000 Simcoe Street North Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7K4, Canada
Tel: 001-905-721-8668 ext: 2573
Fax: 001-905-721-3370
E-mail: Ibrahim.Dincer@uoit.ca

Janette Hogerwaard, MASc.
PhD Student—Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
2000 Simcoe Street North Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7K4, Canada
Tel: 001-416-414-6794
E-mail: Janette.Hogerwaard@uoit.ca

Calin Zamfirescu, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
2000 Simcoe Street North Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7K4, Canada
Tel: 001-905-922-4455
E-mail: calinzam@gmail.com

Table of Contents

Preface.- Introduction.- Rail Transportation.- Locomotive Prime Movers.- Ammonia as a Transportation Fuel.- Clean Rail Transportation Systems.- System Analyses.- Case Studies.- Conclusions.- Nomenclature.- References.- Appendices.

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