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Buses Running on Gas

Relly Victoria Virgil Petrescu1, Raffaella Aversa2, Bilal Akash3, Taher M. Abu-Lebdeh4, Antonio Apicella2 and Florian Ion Tiberiu Petrescu1
  • 1 Bucharest Polytechnic University, Romania
  • 2 Second University of Naples, Italy
  • 3 American University of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
  • 4 North Carolina A and T State University, United Arab Emirates


Today, the transport problem is not only very diverse and complex but also highly disputed in terms of the optimal way of achieving modern and ecological transports. The energy and social crisis that occurred in the 1970s and 1980s, which then haunted the planet repeatedly, becoming a major crisis, could be successfully avoided by postponing and reprogramming until mankind managed to manage nuclear fission energy and renewable and sustainable green, hydropower, solar and wind power. Part of the oil and gas burnt, which were increasingly limited as international reserves, were saved or stored due to the transition to nuclear power generation, which allowed general public transport to diversify and electrify as a percentage of 70% (electric trains, trams, subways, trolleybuses). Anyway, petroleum and carboniferous was an ecological disaster for the entire planet, not to mention the negative effect of the greenhouse, global warming, with all the repercussions already known. Today we have about 35-40% of the green, sustainable, otherwise than hydrocarbon-based energy. Of course, that is not enough, but we have managed to avoid collapsing and prolong the life of oil reserves. In addition, we have also discovered new oil and gas reserves that help us further. The total renunciation of hydrocarbon energy was not and is not yet possible, but we can rethink its optimal use. A major advantage was the obtaining of new resources, deposits of natural gas, shale extracted from very large depths (due to the use of modern technologies). The shale gas discovered in the last 10-15 years helped us enormously. The advantage of these hydrocarbons is that they burn completely, without residue and almost without pollution. Pollution due to gas burning is extremely small, even insignificant. The major negative effects that have plagued the blue planet since the 1950s were mainly due to atomic and nuclear experiences, as well as massive oil burning. Now that we have massive gas reserves, practically non-polluting, it would be a shame not to use them, but to do it rationally. Do not stop modern green energies, which must be permanently multiplied and not massively burning gases to obtain electric demand and heat. But neither use them (gas) for domestic consumption (in the household cookers), it is not efficient. Gases should be used to make food in our homes and to equip certain types of vehicles.

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 11 No. 1, 2018, 186-201


Submitted On: 26 January 2018 Published On: 6 February 2018

How to Cite: Virgil Petrescu, R. V., Aversa, R., Akash, B., Abu-Lebdeh, T. M., Apicella, A. & Petrescu, F. I. T. (2018). Buses Running on Gas. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11(1), 186-201.

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