Lecture 8 material is drawn from Chapters 8 of Energy Systems & Sustainability, 2/e (2012) focuses on engines designed to harness the energy of petroleum fuels to create motive power & energy. While steam used external combustion engines, internal combustion engines dominate here. A
Are there better engines?
8.1: Oil & gas engines: introduction
8.2: Spark ignition engines
8.3: Diesel compression engines
8.4: Pollution control
8.5: Gas turbines
8.6: The Stirling engine
8.7: Which engine is best?
Links and items of interest:
Four of the world's biggest cities to ban diesel cars from their centres (Harvey, The Guardian, 2 December 2016)
Why 2017 will go down as the beginning of the end of the internal Combustion engine (Holley, Washington Post, 11 October 2017)
Could this be the world's most efficient solar electricity system? (Barbee, The Guardian, 13 May 2015)