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

Series: Green Energy and Technology

By: Michael Palocz-Andresen(Author)

318 pages, 162 b/w illustrations, tables


Hardback | Jan 2013 | #192295 | ISBN-13: 9783642119750
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Within all areas of mobility solutions for economical and environmental friendly technology are under investigation. Fuel consumption, combustion, control and limitation of pollutants in the exhaust gas stream are technological problems, for which guidelines like 98/69/EC determine the processes for reduction of fuel consumption. Apart from technological solutions the consequences of international legislation and their effects on the environmental and climate protection in the area of the mobility are discussed.


- Introduction
- 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
- Equipment and measurement in airplanes
- Air frame structure
- Ship transport
- International organisation of shipping
- Statistics
- Development and status of ship transportation
- Construction of see and ocean going ships
- Types of ships
- Planning and navigation
- Fuel system
- Electronic system on ship
- Measurement in the shipping
- Inspection and maintenance
- Inland shipping
- Technology of ship engines
- Energy efficiency
- Low speed two stroke diesel engines for ocean going ships
- Use of renewable energy resources in the shipping
- Scenarios for fuel consumption and emissions of ocean going ships
- New ship systems
- Scenarios for the introduction of an environmental friendly mobility
- Ship
- Ships energy-saving technology.

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Professor Palocz-Andresen finished his studies of mechanical engineering and energy systems at the TU Mining Academy Freiberg. Finishing his PhD in 1978, he later became a scientist at the University of Karlsruhe at the Engler-Bunte-Institute and received his habiliation in 1993. For Maihak AG, Hamburg, he was the head of Environmental Application Analysis. He is a professor for environment and climate protection at the West Hungarian University Sopron (Oedenburg). For the Leuphana University Luneburg he is now the adviser for Sustainable Transportation.

He holds 50 German and 3 international patents, which are registered in approximately 40 countries. He directed 35 technical-scientific projects in the energy industry, in gas supply technology, in water and waste water analysis technology, in mobility research, in micro measurement techniques and in climate protection. Furthermore he is a member of the Committee "New Innovations" of the Chamber of Commerce Hamburg and of the "Meeting of the Respectable Merchant" Hamburg.

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