Fuels, Energy, and the Environment

Ghazi A. Karim

November 7, 2012 by CRC Press
Textbook - 361 Pages - 8 Color & 173 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466510173 - CAT# K14763


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  • Provides an integrated yet simplified presentation of the factors and processes that dictate the suitability of various types of fuels in combustion systems and their impact on the environment
  • Offers material that relates to conventional engineering courses on thermodynamics, combustion, environmental engineering, chemistry, and materials science
  • Contains many solved examples, tables of supporting data, and figures
  • Includes a synopsis, homework problems, and further reading at the end of each chapter

Solutions manual, figure slides, and PowerPoint slides available upon qualifying course adoption


The need for cleaner, sustainable energy continues to drive engineering research, development, and capital projects. Recent advances in combustion science and technology, including sophisticated diagnostic and control equipment, have enabled engineers to improve fuel processes and systems and reduce the damaging effects of fuels on the environment.

With an emphasis on how fuels and combustion impact economic and environmental interests, Fuels, Energy, and the Environment offers an up-to-date and balanced overview of the whole field of fuel science and technology. Accessible to undergraduate and graduate students as well as practicing engineers, the text focuses on energy supplies, fuel efficiency, and environmental challenges.

Using relatively simple language, the book explores the composition and combustion characteristics of a wide range of fuels becoming available worldwide. It examines the dependence on combustion devices for the exploitation of various fuel resources for producing heat and power as well as the need to increase the efficiency of energy production and use. The text also addresses the negative impact on the environment from fuel-consuming devices and activities associated with fuel and energy applications, exploring measures/equipment to control emissions and improve the performance of burners and fuel-consuming appliances.


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