The contributions to this book were written by experts, most of whom have been actively involved in the development of modern automobiles and their combustion engines for more than 30 years. They have participated in all phases of the ecological development of the automobile and summarize their experience and know-how in this book.
Introduction.- Power Units for Transportation.- Combustion Fundamentals and Combustion Products. The Otto (Gasoline) Engine. The Diesel Engine; Alternative Propulsion System.- Means of Transportation and their Effect on the Environment.- Emissions and Air Quality. Noise Emissions. Car Recycling-End of Life Vehicles. Measures for the Reduction of Exhaust Gas Emissions.- Emission Legislation; Emission Standards. Emission Test Methods. Inter-Related Requirements. Fuels.- Fuels and Engine Characteristics. Fuels and Exhaust Gas Emissions. Requirements for Fuels. Alternative Fuels. Outlook on the Future.