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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hydrail is the generic term denoting all forms of rail vehicles, large or small, which use on-board hydrogen as a source of energy to power the traction motors, or the auxiliaries, or both. Hydrail vehicles convert the chemical energy of hydrogen to mechanical energy either by burning hydrogen like in a hydrogen internal combustion engine vehicle, or by reacting hydrogen with oxygen in a fuel cell to run electric motors. Widespread use of hydrogen for fueling rail transportation is a key element of the proposed hydrogen economy. The term is now used extensively by research scholars and technicians around the world. However, no hydrail rail systems are currently in public use. Hydrail vehicles are usually hybrid vehicles and also have renewable energy storage solutions like batteries or super capacitors, for regenerative braking, which improves efficiency and lowers the amount of hydrogen storage required. Potential hydrail applications include all types of rail transport, like commuter rail; passenger rail; freight rail; light rail; rail rapid transit; mine railways; industrial railway systems; trams; and special rail rides at parks and museums.show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613591748X
  • 9786135917482