Special Issue "Development, Analysis and Optimization of Sustainable Thermal Energy Systems and Technologies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2022) | Viewed by 6546
Interests: thermodynamic optimization; geoexchange systems; alternative energy systems; solar thermal; heat transfer; ejector refrigeration systems; nanofluids; organic rankine cycles; thermal energy storage; phase change materials; building energy systems; renewable energy
Thermal energy systems are made up of devices using one or more thermal energy sources for the production, generation, storage, distribution of heat, hot water, and/or cooling. They are fundamental to the generation and utilization of energy in our daily lives. The increasing concerns of climate change emanating from the increased emission of greenhouse gases necessitate the search, development, and optimization of energy systems utilizing renewable energy resources or improving existing systems to operate efficiently and sustainably.
However, to integrate renewable energy resources into thermal energy systems and subsequently, into our energy mix, there are a number of challenges that need to be addressed. The cost of new technologies needs to be competitive with the energy from conventional systems, the intermittent nature of the available renewable energy resources requires hybridization or integration of energy storage and in most cases, these systems are not widely understood. There is therefore need for increased research efforts to develop novel thermal energy systems and enhance existing systems.
This Special Issue on the “Development, Analysis, and Optimization of Sustainable Thermal Energy Systems and Technologies” aims to curate and present ongoing efforts and recent advances in the development, analysis, and optimization of sustainable thermal energy technologies. The issue welcomes experimental, analytical, and numerical investigations aimed at developing and optimizing the corresponding technologies.
The topics include, but are not limited to:
- Thermal systems for distributed energy generation
- Low carbon energy systems for space heating and cooling
- Solar thermal/power energy systems
- Geothermal energy systems
- Emerging sustainable thermal energy technologies
- Sustainable thermal energy systems and net-zero energy buildings
- Heat transfer in sustainable thermal energy systems
- Thermodynamic optimization of sustainable thermal energy systems
- Thermal energy storage
Dr. Mohammad Moghimi Ardekani
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- Distributed Energy Generation
- Low Carbon Energy Systems
- Net-Zero Energy Buildings
- Renewable Thermal Technologies
- Space Heating and Cooling
- Sustainable Thermal Energy Systems
- Thermodynamic Optimization
- Thermal Energy Storage