Introspection of Alternative Aviation Fuel Processing Technology: Benchmarks and Challenges
Qummare Azam1, Ahmed Mahjub Alhaj2, Siti Zubaidah Sulaiman3, Nurul Musfirah Mazlan4
1Qummare Azam, School of Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Nibong Tebal, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
2Nurul Musfirah Mazlan*, School of Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Nibong Tebal, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
3Siti Zubaidah Sulaiman, Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia.
4Ahmed Mahjub Alhaj, School of Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Nibong Tebal, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on January 26, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on February 05, 2020. | Manuscript published on February 30, 2020. | PP: 3275-3280 | Volume-9 Issue-3, February 2020. | Retrieval Number: C6319029320/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.C6319.029320
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Abstract: Aviation industry is one of the main contributors and fastest-growing sectors in the world economy. Fuel consumption from this industry is one of the major issues that have drawn the attention of both professionals and researchers in recent years. The high dependency along with the high consumption of aviation fuel on petroleum plays a crucial role in environmental degradation due to increased carbon dioxide and other emissions, as well as in the increasing rate of fossil fuel depletion. Therefore, various potential technologies have been developed and further investigated to produce alternative aviation fuels, especially biofuels. In this article, principles, sustainability, and main concerns of different alternative aviation fuel processing technologies, with some focus on biofuels, are discussed in challenges and possible remedies. The major ecological problems connected with the application of conventional jet fuels in contrast to The advantages of biofuels implementation in the aviation industry are also highlighted. This work is aimed to show the state of the art of current alternative aviation fuels, their production technologies, and the potentiality of replacing the conventional jet fuel.
Keywords: Alternative fuel, challenges, greenhouse emission, limitations, processing technology.