Special Issue "Waste Heat Recovery—Strategy and Practice"


A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Dieter Brüggemann
Director, Center of Energy Technology (ZET), University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth, Germany
Website: http://www.lttt.uni-bayreuth.de/de/team/Brueggemann_Dieter/index.html
E-Mail: brueggemann@uni-bayreuth.de
Interests: thermodynamics; thermo-economy; thermal energy systems; waste heat recovery; organic Rankine cycle; thermal energy storage; IC engines, laser diagnostics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We know that energy conversion is typically accompanied by an undesired, but unavoidable, generation of waste heat. In particular industrial processes are emitting waste heat into the surroundings to an extent that its recovery and utilization could considerably contribute to the global reduction of fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emission. However, to achieve this objective one has to pay attention not only to technical feasibility, but also to economic reasonability. Both depend on the quantity of available waste heat and its quality, as defined by the temperature.

Bearing the importance of this subject in mind, you are invited to contribute a research paper to this Special Issue on “Waste Heat Recovery—Strategy and Practice”. It is dedicated to the progress in developing strategies for waste heat recovery and their implementation into practice. The contributions may include, but are not limited to, devices such as heat exchangers, heat pumps, heat pipes and thermal energy storage as well as heat-to-power conversion concepts based, for example, on the organic Rankine cycle.

Prof. Dr. Dieter Brüggemann
Guest Editor


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  • waste heat recovery
  • thermal energy
  • heat exchanger
  • heat pumps
  • heat pipes
  • thermal energy storages
  • organic Rankine cycle

Published Papers (5 papers)

Energies 2014, 7(5), 3400-3419; doi:10.3390/en7053400
Received: 8 March 2014; in revised form: 28 April 2014 / Accepted: 13 May 2014 / Published: 22 May 2014
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Energies 2014, 7(5), 3121-3135; doi:10.3390/en7053121
Received: 7 March 2014; in revised form: 26 April 2014 / Accepted: 4 May 2014 / Published: 9 May 2014
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Energies 2014, 7(4), 2436-2448; doi:10.3390/en7042436
Received: 29 January 2014; in revised form: 23 March 2014 / Accepted: 9 April 2014 / Published: 17 April 2014
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Energies 2014, 7(4), 2123-2145; doi:10.3390/en7042123
Received: 26 January 2014; in revised form: 18 March 2014 / Accepted: 18 March 2014 / Published: 1 April 2014
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Energies 2014, 7(3), 1673-1684; doi:10.3390/en7031673
Received: 20 January 2014; in revised form: 7 March 2014 / Accepted: 14 March 2014 / Published: 20 March 2014
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Last update: 31 October 2013

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