Special Issue "Exergy Analysis of Energy Systems"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2012)
Prof. Dr. Brian Agnew
School of the Built and Natural Environment, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST, UK
Phone: +44 191 227 3779
Fax: +44 191 227 3066
Interests: turbomachinery; thermal systems; CHP; finite time thermodynamics; entropy generation; exergy analysis of complex systems; combined cycles
The current emphasis on energy savings and environmental issues, related to power generation, have prompted both researchers and industries to find high efficiency and low emission solutions. The current approach to meet the environmental and efficiency targets are based upon combined thermal plant whether it be CHP, tri-generation or more exotic combination of cycles that could include for instance desalination plant and gas turbine inlet air cooling. Mathematical models based on the first and second laws of thermodynamics are the starting point for any analysis but performance criteria based on the concept of Exergy are not generally understood or well applied. This special issue will give authors the opportunity to disseminate their recent findings and developments in Exergy studies with the aim to share through the global media the current state of the art in Exergy research and analysis applied to Energy Systems.
Prof. Dr. Brian Agnew
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. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as 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.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Energies 2012, 5(3), 702-717; doi:10.3390/en5030702
Received: 30 January 2012; in revised form: 3 March 2012 / Accepted: 6 March 2012 / Published: 12 March 2012| Download PDF Full-text (307 KB)
Energies 2012, 5(6), 1850-1863; doi:10.3390/en5061850
Received: 2 May 2012; in revised form: 18 May 2012 / Accepted: 31 May 2012 / Published: 15 June 2012| Download PDF Full-text (268 KB)
Article: The Characteristics of the Exergy Reference Environment and Its Implications for Sustainability-Based Decision-Making
Energies 2012, 5(7), 2197-2213; doi:10.3390/en5072197
Received: 4 May 2012; in revised form: 25 June 2012 / Accepted: 3 July 2012 / Published: 5 July 2012| Download PDF Full-text (285 KB)
Article: A Hybrid Life-Cycle Assessment of Nonrenewable Energy and Greenhouse-Gas Emissions of a Village-Level Biomass Gasification Project in China
Energies 2012, 5(8), 2708-2723; doi:10.3390/en5082708
Received: 15 June 2012; in revised form: 16 July 2012 / Accepted: 18 July 2012 / Published: 26 July 2012| Download PDF Full-text (270 KB)
Energies 2012, 5(8), 2745-2758; doi:10.3390/en5082745
Received: 2 May 2012; in revised form: 11 July 2012 / Accepted: 11 July 2012 / Published: 30 July 2012| Download PDF Full-text (300 KB)
Energies 2012, 5(8), 3149-3166; doi:10.3390/en5083149
Received: 12 June 2012; in revised form: 12 July 2012 / Accepted: 13 July 2012 / Published: 20 August 2012| Download PDF Full-text (683 KB)
Article: Energy and Exergy Analysis and Optimization of Combined Heat and Power Systems. Comparison of Various Systems
Energies 2012, 5(9), 3701-3722; doi:10.3390/en5093701
Received: 14 July 2012; in revised form: 3 September 2012 / Accepted: 19 September 2012 / Published: 24 September 2012| Download PDF Full-text (516 KB)
Last update: 5 October 2012