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Advances in Materials: Modelling Challenges and Technological Progress for Green Engineering and Sustainable Development

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 1350

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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, Czestochowa University of Technology, Dabrowskiego 69, 42-201 Czestochowa, Poland
Interests: combustion; co-combustion; thermal analysis; TG/DTG; DTA; DSC; QMS; emission of pollutants; fuels; waste; polymer materials; composites; recycling; thermomechanical properties of materials
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Faculty of Energy and Fuels, AGH University of Science and Technology, Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, Poland
Interests: combustion; adsorption chillers; desalination; cooling production; CFB boilers; oxy-fuel combustion; CLC; biomass; modeling
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Department of Advanced Computational Methods, Faculty of Science and Technology Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa 13/15 Armii Krajowej Av., 42-200 Czestochowa, Poland
Interests: energy engineering; energy conversion; adsorption cooling and desalination systems; combustion and co-combustion; chemical-looping combustion; NOx; SO2; fluidization; circulating fluidized bed technology; modelling; simulation; artificial intelligence; machine learning; fuzzy logic; artificial neural networks; genetic algorithms
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Department of Energy, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Campinas, C. Postal 6122, Campinas 13083-970, SP, Brazil
Interests: combustion; gasification; CLC processes; shale oil reactors; boilers; gasifiers; thermodynamics; gas reforming; power generation; mathematical modeling; simulation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Due to the increasing computational capability of current data processing systems and technological advancements, new opportunities have emerged in materials engineering. Methods that are highly demanding, time-consuming, and difficult to apply may now be considered when developing complete and sophisticated models in many areas of science and technology. The combination of computational methods and AI algorithms allows us to conduct multi-threaded analyses to solve advanced and interdisciplinary problems. This Special Issue aims to bring together research on material advances, focussing on modelling challenges and technological progress mainly for green engineering and sustainable development. Original research studies, as well as review articles and short communications, are welcome, especially those with a particular focus on (but not limited to) artificial intelligence, other computational methods, and state-of-the-art technological concepts related to the listed keywords within materials engineering.

Dr. Agnieszka Kijo-Kleczkowska
Prof. Dr. Wojciech Nowak
Prof. Dr. Jaroslaw Krzywanski
Prof. Dr. Marcio L. De Souza-Santos
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Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • thermomechanical research of materials
  • net-zero emission
  • waste-to-energy
  • sustainability
  • energy efficiency
  • oxygen carriers
  • fuels
  • waste
  • adsorbents
  • absorbents
  • adsorption cooling and desalination systems
  • adsorption and absorption chillers
  • furnaces and boilers
  • combustion and co-combustions
  • fluidization
  • artificial intelligence
  • machine learning
  • artificial neural networks
  • deep learning
  • genetic and evolutionary algorithms
  • artificial immune systems
  • fuzzy logic
  • expert systems
  • bio-inspired methods
  • CFD
  • modelling
  • simulation
  • optimization
  • complex systems

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Technological and Modelling Progress in Green Engineering and Sustainable Development: Advancements in Energy and Materials Engineering
by Jaroslaw Krzywanski, Agnieszka Kijo-Kleczkowska, Wojciech Nowak and Marcio L. De Souza-Santos
Materials 2023, 16(22), 7238; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma16227238 - 20 Nov 2023
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Due to a growing number of environmental issues, including global warming, water scarcity, and fossil fuel depletion, the topic of modern materials in energy is becoming crucial for our civilization. The technological advancements that have been observed bring many innovations that significantly impact [...] Read more.
Due to a growing number of environmental issues, including global warming, water scarcity, and fossil fuel depletion, the topic of modern materials in energy is becoming crucial for our civilization. The technological advancements that have been observed bring many innovations that significantly impact how energy can be generated, stored, and distributed. Moreover, new opportunities have emerged in energy and materials engineering due to the increasing computational capability of current data processing systems. Methods that are highly demanding, time-consuming, and difficult to apply may now be considered when developing complete and sophisticated models in many areas of science and technology. Combining computational methods and AI algorithms allows for multi-threaded analyses solving advanced and interdisciplinary problems. Therefore, knowledge and experience in this subject, as well as the investigation of new, more efficient, and environmentally friendly solutions, currently represent one of the main directions of scientific research. The Special Issue “Advances in Materials: Modelling Challenges and Technological Progress for Green Engineering and Sustainable Development” aims to bring together research on material advances, focusing on modelling challenges and technological progress (mainly for green engineering and sustainable development). Original research studies, review articles, and short communications are welcome, especially those focusing on (but not limited to) artificial intelligence, other computational methods, and state-of-the-art technological concepts related to the listed keywords within energy and materials engineering. Full article

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Pyrolysis of Specific Non-Recyclable Waste Materials: Energy Recovery and Detailed Product Characteristics
by Iva Janáková, Martin Čech, Šárka Grabovská, Oldřich Šigut, Pavel Sala and Agnieszka Kijo-Kleczkowska
Materials 2024, 17(8), 1752; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma17081752 - 11 Apr 2024
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This study explores the pyrolysis process applied to various non-utilized waste materials, specifically focusing on separated plastics from municipal waste, wood waste (including pallets and window frames), paper rejects, and automotive carpets. Different combinations of these waste materials were subjected to pyrolysis, a [...] Read more.
This study explores the pyrolysis process applied to various non-utilized waste materials, specifically focusing on separated plastics from municipal waste, wood waste (including pallets and window frames), paper rejects, and automotive carpets. Different combinations of these waste materials were subjected to pyrolysis, a process involving high-temperature treatment (600 °C) in a nitrogen atmosphere. The resulting products, including biochar, gas, and liquid fractions, as well as the residual waste materials, underwent comprehensive analysis. The evaluation of pyrolysis products emphasizes their quality, energy content, and potential applications. Notably, the pyrolysis gas derived from the combination of separated municipal plastics and waste wood exhibited the highest calorific value at 49.45 MJ/m3. Additionally, Mixture 2, consisting of plastic and wood waste, demonstrated the highest calorific value for the pyrolysis condensate, reaching 30.62 MJ/kg. Moreover, Mixture 3, benefiting from biochar utilization as a sorbent, displayed the highest iodine value at 90.01 mg/g. Full article
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