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This book is intended to serve as a compendium on the state-of-the-art research in the field of locomotives and rail road transport. The book includes chapters on different aspects of the subject from renowned international experts in the field. The book looks closely at diesel engine locomotives and examines performance, emissions, and environmental impact. The core topics have been categorised into four groups: general topics, efficiency improvement and noise reduction, alternate fuels for locomotive traction, and locomotive emission reduction and measurement. The book offers an excellent, cutting-edge resource for researchers working in this area. The book will also be of use to professionals and policymakers interested in locomotive engine technologies and emission standards.

Table of Contents

Frontmatter

General

Frontmatter

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Introduction to the Locomotives and Rail Road Transportation

Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Atul Dhar, Anirudh Gautam, Ashok Pandey

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Diesel Locomotives of Indian Railways: A Technical History

Joydeep Dutta, Avinash Kumar Agarwal

Efficiency Improvement and Noise Reduction

Frontmatter

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Exhaust Heat Recovery Options for Diesel Locomotives

Gaurav Tripathi, Atul Dhar

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Diesel Locomotive Noise Sources, Reduction Strategies, Methods and Standards

Nachiketa Tiwari

Alternate Fuels for Locomotive Traction

Frontmatter

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Biodiesel as an Alternate Fuel for Diesel Traction on Indian Railways

Anirudh Gautam, Ravindra Nath Misra, Avinash Kumar Agarwal

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Fuel Properties and Emission Characteristics of Dimethyl Ether in a Diesel Engine

Hyun Gu Roh, Chang Sik Lee

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Potential of DME and Methanol for Locomotive Traction in India: Opportunities, Technology Options and Challenges

Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Nikhil Sharma, Akhilendra Paratap Singh

Locomotive Emission Reduction and Measurement

Frontmatter

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Exhaust After Treatment System for Diesel Locomotive Engines—A Review

Prashant R. Daggolu, Dinesh Kumar Gogia, T. A. Siddiquie

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Catalytic Control Options for Diesel Particulate Emissions Including that from Locomotive Engines

Sunit K. Singh, Rohini Khobragade, Govindachetty Saravanan, Avinash K. Agarwal, Ahmed S. AL-Fatesh, Nitin K. Labhasetwar

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Soot Formation in Turbulent Diffusion Flames: Effect of Differential Diffusion

Rohit Saini, Manedhar Reddy, Ashoke De

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Development of a Mobile Emission Test Car for Indian Railways

Anirudh Gautam, Manish Agarwal, Mohd Amil
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