Special Issue "Hybrid Energy Recovery, Storage and Utilization in Buildings and Industrial Applications"
A special issue of Thermo (ISSN 2673-7264).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 17 December 2021.
Interests: thermal energy conversion and storage; renewable energy; renewables system integration; HVAC systems; sorption systems; heat pumps; thermal energy storage; hybrid systems; polygeneration systems; energy system simulation
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The Special Issue will focus on the energetic, exergetic and economic assessment of hybrid energy systems for the combined recovery, storage and utilization of diverse renewable (solar, biomass, geothermal) and waste heat sources in buildings and industrial applications. Different energy conversion pathways will be encompassed, such as heat to electricity/power, heat to heat (i.e. for space heating and domestic hot water production) and heat to cooling and refrigeration, as well as combined heat and power (CHP) and combined cooling heat and power (CCHP). These conversion pathways will be based on the implementation of various technologies, such as vapor compression cycle (VCC) heat pumps, Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems, Stirling engines, micro-gas turbines, internal combustion engines, photovoltaics, and thermally-activated chillers (absorption, adsorption, and ejectors, desiccant). Furthermore, the integration of thermal and electrical energy storage (electrical as well as sensible-latent heat storage, power-to-Χ including batteries, PCMs, thermal storage tanks, concrete thermal storage systems, and cooling storage) into the aforementioned technologies is a means of enhancing their performance. A primary focus will be the comparative evaluation of these systems concerning their thermodynamic and techno-economic performance and their contribution to the reduction of their carbon footprint versus conventional energy systems.
Dr. Valeria Palomba
Dr. Konstantinos Braimakis
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- hybrid systems
- energy recovery
- energy storage
- industrial applications