Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science
Paper Title : HYDRAIL – THE FUTURE OF RAILWAY NETWORK
Volume 03 Issue 12 2016
ISSN no: 2348-3121
Page no: 105-107
Abstract – The environment is one of today’s main issues with all societies being concerned. There’s a need of developing a comprehensive, non-polluting solution for the rail and other automobile sector. Today’s Rail operates mainly on diesel or electricity generated mainly from coal which directly or indirectly leads to pollution. This technology which is discussed in this paper will develop a train which will use hydrogen as fuel whose performance will match with the regular regional trains. This train is special due to the combination of different innovative elements like clean energy conversion, Flexible energy storage capacity and smart energy management.This paper presents a comparison of hydrogen, diesel and electricity as a fuel in trains from where we can analyze how each transportation sector benefits in using hydrogen as its main energy carrier. The results show that locomotive transportation has the best advantage of using hydrogen as a fuel. By converting the locomotives to operate on hydrogen fuel, this would reduce the pollution generated by diesel fuels significantly with the only emissions being steam and condensed water.
Keywords— Environment; Automobile; Rail, Pollution; Technology; Hydrogen; Diesel; Fuel
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