Alternative Fuel Sources Student’s Name: Institution: Alternative Fuel Sources Petroleum products have for a long time caused adverse effects in the world. Not to mention these products are quite expensive. In other words people have to pay more for substances that have inauspicious effects to their health and the environment in general. Petroleum a mixture of hydrocarbons is the most probable cause for environmental degradation (Stambouli & Traversa 2002). The fuel consists of toxic substances that undermine the existence of living organisms including human beings. People working in petroleum refineries are most threatened by diseases such as leukemia and skin cancer. This is attributed by the fact that Gasoline has benzene in small bits well known as a human carcinogen. Other health effects pertain to liver and kidney tumor that occur to a fraction of animals that come into contact with petroleum products. Long exposure hydrogen source has to provide considerably higher net energy for less amount of money as compared to the current technology. Another test that must be met is the ability to emit minimal pollution and serve a large number of population. After meeting these conditions then the alternative is viable. References Panwar N. L. Kaushik S. C. & Kothari S. (2011). Role of renewable energy sources in environmental protection: a review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 15(3) 1513-1524. Ramesohl S. & Merten F. (2006). Energy system aspects of hydrogen as an alternative fuel in transport. Energy Policy 34(11) 1251-1259. Semelsberger T. A. Borup R. L. & Greene H. L. (2006). Dimethyl ether (DME) as an alternative fuel. Journal of Power Sources 156(2) 497-511. Stambouli A. B. & Traversa E. (2002). Fuel cells an alternative to standard sources of energy. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 6(3) 295-304. [...]
Objectives: Apply the problem solving method to a problem regarding your research manuscript topic. Instructions: The framing guide of your paper should be Alternative Fuel Sources and follow the directions/prompts of the uploaded file. The paper should follow the paper guidelines; size 12 font, "Times New Roman" font, and a minimum of 3 cited references. In this document, write an essay in which you apply the five-step problem-solving method to a local, national or international problem related to your topic. You will have to do some research and locate several articles that provide background information about and discussion of the problem. Make sure to apply the information found in your lectures and readings. Make sure to properly cite all sources in APA and have a minimum of 3 properly cited references in APA format. Assignment Details: The use of outside resources is strongly recommended and all papers must have no less than 3 referenced sources be cited and written in APA format.