Category: RSC Clean Technology Monographs

Greenhouse Gases and the Kyoto Protocol

In considering ‘global warming’, three facts seem incontrovertible: (i) there are certain gaseous molecules in the atmosphere (including carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide) that absorb and re-radiate infrared radiation – the greenhouse gases (ii) the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased steadily since the industrial revolution (iii) the mean global temperature […]

Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Given the demonstrated disadvantages of vehicles that are powered by batteries alone, most of the major automotive companies are actively engaged in the development of ICE-battery HE Vs as more practical alternatives.[22] Conventional ICE Vs are grossly overpowered for steady driving, so as to provide the extra performance necessary for acceleration and climbing gradients. The […]