Advancements in Energy Efficiency and Life-Cycle Assessment of Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage Applications

A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 124

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JUNIA—HEI, Buildings and Urbain Environment Department, 13 Rue de Toul, 59000 Lille, France
Interests: computational fluid dynamics; energy storage; air quality; ventilation; smart building; energy efficiency; renewable energy; heat and mass transfer

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School of Civil Engineering (ESITC Caen), 1 Rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 14610 Epron, France
Interests: energy efficiency; numerical modeling of heat and mass transfers; smart building

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School of Civil Engineering (ESITC Caen), 1 Rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 14610 Epron, France
Interests: civil engineering; green materials; concrete; fiber-reinforced concrete; high-performance concrete
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Centre des Recherches et des Technologies de l'Energie, Laboratoire des Procédés Thermiques Engineer, Hammam-Lif 2050, Tunisia
Interests: renewable energy; concentrated solar power; energy efficiency; microclimate management; energy storage, exergy; PCMs; buildings; fluid dynamics; heat exchangers

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JUNIA—HEI, Buildings & Urbain Environment Department, 13 Rue de Toul, 59000 Lille, France
Interests: energy efficiency; smart materials; smart building

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JUNIA—HEI, Buildings & Urbain Environment Department, 13 Rue de Toul, 59000 Lille, France
Interests: energy efficiency; thermal energy storage; phase change materials; circular economy; thermophysical characterization; smart buildings; heat transfer; composites

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Incorporating phase change materials (PCMs) into building applications offers a promising solution to reduce energy consumption and improve thermal conditions for building occupants. Despite the growing interest in this area, with many applications having already been considered, research mainly focuses on the energy and economic efficiency of PCMs, while their environmental impact is often neglected.

Hence, this Special Issue focuses on advancements in thermal and energy modeling of PCMs integrated into building applications. It also investigates the impact of PCM integration on energy performance and environmental sustainability, while suggesting ways forward for sustainable building design.

The scope of this Special Issue covers a wide range of related topics, including but not limited to the following: the modeling of phase change materials, life-cycle assessment (LCA) of phase change materials, heat and mass transfer in buildings, simulation for energy storage systems, life-cycle assessment, building materials and products for energy efficiency, and simulation and experiments on PCM-incorporated building envelopes for energy efficiency.

We kindly invite researchers to contribute to this Special Issue titled "Advancements in Energy Efficiency and Life-Cycle Assessment of Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage Applications".

Dr. Zohir Younsi
Dr. Naoual Belouaggadia
Dr. Nassim Sebaibi
Dr. Salwa Bouadila
Dr. Nicolas Youssef
Dr. Mohamed Lachheb
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Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Buildings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • environmental impact
  • energy efficiency
  • energy storage
  • life-cycle assessment
  • phase change material
  • buildings
  • sustainable development
  • numerical simulations

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