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Energy and exergy prices of the jet kerosene fuel with carbon emission equivalents for an aircraft used in the air transport sector in Turkey

Ibrahim Yildiz (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate Education Institute, Usak University, Usak, Turkey)
Hakan Caliskan (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Usak University, Usak, Turkey)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 20 October 2020

Issue publication date: 23 June 2021

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the energy and exergy prices and carbon emission equivalents of the jet kerosene (Jet A-1) fuel considering 12 months data for an air craft used in the air transport sector in Turkey.

Design/methodology/approach

In the selection of the energy resources, one of the most important factors besides the need is the price of the energy resources. To use and save the energy resources efficiently, the prices should be evaluated in terms of exergy too. In this context, the exergy prices and carbon emission equivalents of the jet kerosene fuel have been examined.

Findings

According to analysis results, after January 2020, a steady decline in energy prices has been obtained until April 2020. In this regard, directly proportional changes have been obtained in exergy prices. The minimum exergy price of the fuel is calculated as 74.36 US cents/kWh for April 2020, while the maximum exergy price of the fuel is calculated as 150.02 US cents/kWh for September 2019. The minimum exergy price based carbon emission equivalents for the jet kerosene fuel is determined as 1,099.98 US cents/kg for April 2020, while the maximum exergy price based carbon emission equivalents for the jet kerosene fuel is found to be 2,219.29 US cents/kg for September 2019.

Originality/value

The new contribution has been made to the open literature by examining the energy and exergy prices of the jet kerosene fuel. In addition, the carbon emission equivalents of the jet kerosene fuel have been determined not only energy but also exergy methods.

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Citation

Yildiz, I. and Caliskan, H. (2021), "Energy and exergy prices of the jet kerosene fuel with carbon emission equivalents for an aircraft used in the air transport sector in Turkey", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 93 No. 3, pp. 457-461. https://doi.org/10.1108/AEAT-08-2020-0191

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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