Optimal Design and Control of the Thermal Storage Systems Used in HVAC

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: closed (20 July 2023) | Viewed by 252

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School of Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University of Commerce, Tianjin 300134, China
Interests: heat pump; refrigeration; heating; renewable energy; multi-energy complement; distributed energy system
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Institute of the Building Environment & Sustainability Technology, School of Human Settlements and Civil Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China
Interests: thermal energy storage; heat transfer in porous media; sound absorption in porous media
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School of Energy and Power Engineering, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai 200093, China
Interests: phase change materials; thermal energy storage technology; heat and mass transfer

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The energy used for the sector of building accounts for about 40% of the global total energy consumption. To meet this energy demand, a large number of fossil fuels emit excessive greenhouse gases, which is the main reason for the hindrance to realizing carbon neutrality. Thus, the inherent demand for sustainable development will be further met through the combined utilization of energy storage technology and renewable energy sources (such as solar energy, wind power, geothermal energy, etc.). Advanced thermal storage technology, as well optimal design and control strategies used in the field of heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), can be adopted to achieve high energy efficiency and low carbon emissions of buildings.

Therefore, in this Special Issue, we invite original contributions to describe new research papers, case studies, projects, reviews, and recent discussions relating to the optimal design and control of the thermal storage systems used in HVAC. Suggested topics of interest for this research topic include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • The modeling of thermal energy storage systems and the integration with renewable energy;
  • The optimal design of thermal energy storage systems;
  • The control and operating strategies of thermal energy storage systems;
  • The transient behavior and dynamic performance of thermal energy storage systems;
  • The heat and mass transfer enhancement of thermal energy storage systems;
  • Thermal energy storage materials and thermal performances;
  • Laboratory or field measurements for thermal energy storage systems;
  • Carbon emissions and the economic evaluation of thermal energy storage systems.

Dr. Baomin Dai
Prof. Dr. Xiaohu Yang
Dr. Yingying Yang
Guest Editors

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  • thermal energy storage
  • integration with renewable energy
  • optimum design
  • control and operating strategy
  • transient or dynamic performance
  • heat and mass transfer
  • material and thermal performance
  • environment and economic evaluation

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