Special Issue "Thermal Energy Modelling for Renewable Energy Applications"
A special issue of Thermo (ISSN 2673-7264).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.
Interests: solar thermal energy; integration of renewable energy sources; energy optimization; thermal energy storage; advanced power cycles; combined heat and power; power plant technologies; thermodynamics optimization; turbomachinery characterization; additive manufacturing
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Special Issue in Entropy: Supercritical Fluids for Thermal Energy Applications
Heat remains the largest energy end-use, constituting 50% of global energy consumption in 2018, which contributed to 40% of the global CO2 emissions according to the International Energy Agency. That heat was mainly used for industrial processes (50%), buildings space and water heating (46%), and to a lesser extent for agriculture use and cooking. Despite the larger penetration of renewable energy, only 10% of the total heat demand is being covered by renewable sources (excluding biomass). Regarding the electricity share of energy resources, thermomechanical energy conversion is still predominant regardless of whether it comes from traditional fossil fuel power plants, nuclear energy or renewables such as biomass, solar thermal energy and geothermal. Projected scenarios on worldwide energy demand estimate an extensive penetration of renewable energy sources seeking to mitigate climate change consequences. In that context, developing highly efficient heat and power thermal energy systems will be crucial for sustainable development.
Noting all these exciting developments, it has never been more pertinent to launch a Special Issue that seeks to capture the latest research in thermal energy modelling with a clear interest in thermodynamics optimization, advanced thermal conversion systems, buildings’ energy efficiency and heat transfer characterization, regardless of whether it is for heat generation or electricity production for renewable energy applications.
Authors are encouraged to submit their research for this Special Issue. Topics include but are not limited to:
- Thermodynamics optimization
- New concepts in thermodynamics cycles
- Hybrid thermal energy applications modelling
- Combined cooling, heat and power modelling
- Waste heat recovery applications
- Thermal energy storage modelling
- Solar thermal energy applications
- Geothermal applications
- Heat transfer characterization in renewable energy applications
- Advanced concepts for heat exchangers modelling and design
- Heat pumps modelling
- HVAC modelling
- Energy management in buildings
- Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for thermal energy applications
Dr. Miguel Ángel Reyes Belmonte
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- thermodynamics optimization
- heat transfer modelling
- heat exchangers
- thermal energy storage
- solar thermal energy
- geothermal energy
- heat pumps
- energy and buildings