Heat and Mass Transfer in Energy Systems

Edited by
January 2020
234 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03921-982-7 (Paperback)
  • ISBN978-3-03921-983-4 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Heat and Mass Transfer in Energy Systems that was published in

Chemistry & Materials Science
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences

In recent years, the interest of the scientific community towards efficient energy systems has significantly increased. One of the reasons is certainly related to the change in the temperature of the planet, which has increased by 0.76 °C with respect to preindustrial levels, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and is still increasing. The European Union considers it vital to prevent global warming from exceeding 2 °C with respect to pre-industrial levels, as it has been proven that this will result in irreversible and potentially catastrophic changes. These changes in climate are mainly caused by greenhouse gas emissions related to human activities, and can be drastically reduced by employing energy systems for the heating and cooling of buildings, as well as for power production, characterized by high efficiency levels and/or based on renewable energy sources.

This Special Issue, published in the Energies journal, includes 13 contributions from across the world, including a wide range of applications such as hybrid residential renewable energy systems, desiccant-based air handling units, heat exchanges for engine WHR, solar chimney systems, and other interesting topics.

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bubble absorber; absorption cooling; ammonia-lithium nitrate; plate heat exchanger; bentonite buffer material; Ca-type bentonite; thermal conductivity; predictive models; thermosyphon; two-phase flow; startup; phase change; operating state; visualization; fast thermal simulation; crude oil pipeline; batch transportation; body-fitted coordinate-based proper orthogonal decomposition reduced-order model (BFC-POD-ROM); transport scheme determination; waste heat recovery; exhaust steam; heat exchanger; protracted fin; turbo-electric generator; exhaust emissions; R744; two-phase ejector; refrigeration; dynamic simulation; low-order model; object-oriented modelling; desiccant wheel; solar heating and cooling; hygroscopic materials; dynamic simulations; energy and environmental analysis; solar chimney; air flow; analytical and experimental solutions; method of calculation; steelmaking; electric arc furnace; consumption; electric energy; melting; refining; tapping; modeling; linear regression; genetic programming; renewables; ancillary services; hybrid systems; thermal storage; energy storage; microgrids; heat pump; model predictive control; optimization; Biot number; genetic algorithms; drying; air-cooled steam turbine generator; single-channel ventilation; backflow; radial ventilation duct; fluid field; ground source heat pump; numerical and experimental studies; ground-air heat exchanger; geothermal energy; computational fluid dynamics; spirally corrugated pipe