Biofuel Use from Bioenergy Crops

Internal Combustion Engines in Transportation

Authored by: Jaclyn E. Johnson , Jeremy Worm , Scott Miers , Jeffrey Naber

Handbook of Bioenergy Crop Plants

Print publication date:  March  2012
Online publication date:  April  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439816844
eBook ISBN: 9781315099255
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b11711-12

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Abstract

Internal combustion (IC) engines are inherently linked to the specific physical, thermodynamic, and chemical properties of the fuel and the effects of these properties on fuel–air preparation and mixing, combustion initiation, combustion rates, combustion anomalies, and emissions formation. Throughout history, different engine technologies have been developed and used to operate with different fuels (Cummins 1989), including the 1908 Ford Model T, which operated on gasoline, ethanol, and their blends.

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