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Special Issue "Selected Papers from SDEWES 2017: The 12th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Neven Duić

Professor, University of Zagreb, Croatia
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Interests: energy planning of energy systems with high penetration of renewables; sustainable communities; energy policy; energy economics; mitigation of climate change; energy efficiency and combustion engineering.
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Xiliang Zhang

Institute of Energy, Environment & Economy, China Automotive Energy Research Center, Tsinghua University, Beijing,China
Interests: energy systems analysis; energy and climate policy; renewable energy; transport
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Mário Costa

IDMEC, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
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Interests: conventional and alternative fuels; particulate and aerosol formation and abatement; heterogeneous processes; advances in diagnostic methods in combustion; gas turbines; small- and large-scale stationary combustion and power generation; new concepts
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Qiuwang Wang

International Joint Research Lab of Thermal Science and Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xianning West Road28#, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710049, China
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Interests: heat transfer enhancement; high-temperature/high-pressure heat transfer; transport phenomena in porous media, numerical simulation, prediction & optimization
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Francesco Calise

Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, 80125 Naples, Italy
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Phone: +39 0817682301
Fax: +39 0812390364
Interests: fuel cells; solar energy; polygeneration systems; solar cooling; organic Rankine cycle; geothermal energy; solar thermal; solar heating and cooling; photovoltaic/thermal collectors; building dynamic simulations; heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems; cogeneration; energy efficiency; desalination

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The 12th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment SystemsSDEWES Conference, held in Dubrovnik, in 2017, was dedicated to the improvement and dissemination of knowledge on methods, policies and technologies for increasing the sustainability of development by de-coupling growth from natural resources and replacing them with knowledge based economy, taking into account its economic, environmental and social pillars.

One of the main issues of the coming decades is to improve efficiencies by integrating various life supporting systems, using waste from one, as resource in other, and in exact moment when it is beneficial to all, integrating electricity, heating, cooling, transport, water, buildings, waste, wastewater, industry, forestry and agriculture systems. Sustainability being also a perfect field for interdisciplinary and multi-cultural evaluation of complex system, the SDEWES Conference has become a significant venue for researchers in those areas to meet, and originate, discuss, share, and disseminate new ideas. 

Prof. Dr. Neven Duić

Prof. Dr. Xiliang Zhang

Prof. Dr. Mário Costa

Prof. Dr. Qiuwang Wang

Prof. Dr. Francesco Calise

Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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  • Sustainability comparisons and measurements
  • Smart energy systems
  • Energy policy
  • Water-energy nexus
  • Energy system analysis
  • Renewable energy resources
  • Primary energy resources
  • Renewable electricity generation systems
  • Thermal power plants
  • District heating and/or cooling
  • Advanced sustainable energy conversion systems
  • Renewable heat systems
  • Biofuels and biorefineries
  • Alternative fuels
  • Hybrid and electric vehicles
  • Water treatment for drinking water
  • Modelling for pollution avoidance and energy efficiency
  • Cogeneration, trigeneration, polygeneration
  • Energy storage
  • Electricity transmission and distribution
  • Gas security of supply
  • Energy efficiency in industry and mining
  • Energy efficient appliances
  • Energy efficiency in buildings
  • Energy markets

Published Papers

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