Special Issue "Selected Papers from ICEER 2017: 2017 the 4th International Conference on Energy and Environment Research"
A special issue of ChemEngineering (ISSN 2305-7084).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2017)
Prof. Nídia Caetano
Laboratory for Process Engineering, Environment, Biotechnology and Energy (LEPABE), Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (FEUP), R. Dr. Roberto Frias S/N, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
School of Engineering (ISEP), Polytechnic of Porto, R. Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida 431, 4249-015 Porto, Portugal
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Interests: biodiesel; bioethanol; biorefinery; energy storage systems; microalgae biorefineries; sustainable energy systems; waste valorization; wastewater treatment; waste-to-energy
Prof. Dr. Rosa M. Quinta-Ferreira
Chemical Process Engineering and Forest Products Research Centre, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, Portugal
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Interests: environmental catalysis and multiphase reactors; computational modeling; advanced oxidation processes (AOPs); advanced biological treatments; emerging chemical and biological contaminants; VOCs decontamination; impact of contaminants on human health; water reuse and circular economy; bioenergy recovery; recycling/valorization and waste management
The current state of development of nations is based on energy consumption, and developing countries naturally aspire to reach a state of development, which, by actual standards, demands huge amounts of energy. Not only is fossil-derived energy becoming scarce (in order to fulfil these needs), but also the related environmental impacts are the basis for climatic changes. This has pushed scientists and decision makers towards the development and implementation of renewable energy systems, as well as of more efficient energy systems.
Thus, attention has been directed to solve problems, such as the development of systems for the storage of surplus renewable energy, produced for later use, or its immediate use in the production of energy carriers, such as hydrogen or methane, or even the production of cleaner fuels for transportation in modern cities. On the other hand, the problems associated with environmental contamination due to waste and wastewater generation call for the valorization of wastes through the production of biofuels, valuables, and/or energy, through a biorefinery concept, and for the biological and chemical treatment of wastewater. The use of life cycle assessment tools allows one to better plan these systems.
The Paris Agreement, achieved in December 2015 by several countries, has set new and tighter targets for sustainable development, leaving each country the responsibility and the freedom to draw up their plans and to achieve them. Now is the time to explore emerging technologies and concepts in a collaborative way, bringing together engineers, researchers, and professionals from different areas.
This Special Issue, therefore, aims to contribute to the Sustainable Energy agenda through advanced scientific and multi-disciplinary knowledge, combined to improve renewable energy availability and control environmental pollution. We, therefore, invite papers on innovative technical developments, reviews, case studies, analytical, as well as assessments, from different disciplines, which are relevant to renewable and cleaner energy, and to environmental remediation and pollution control.
Dr. Nídia Caetano
Dr. Rosa M. Quinta-Ferreira
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Energy and Environmental Engineering
- Bioenergy engineering technology
- Pollution control and waste treatment
- Environmental bioprocesses
- Clean energy and chemical engineering technology
- Life cycle assessment
- Materials synthesis and characterization
- Downstream processing design and analysis
- Chemical and catalytic reaction engineering
- Transport phenomena such as fluid dynamics, heat transfer and mass transfer
- Separation and purification engineering
- Process systems optimization