Special Issue "Sciences in Heat Pump and Refrigeration"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018).
Interests: heat pump and refrigeration; thermally driven heat pump; air-conditioning; refrigerant; adsorption; desiccant; optimization
Heat pump and refrigeration technologies are matured and have been in practical use for many years. Nevertheless, active research and development in this area is still required because of energy and environmental issues related to heat pumps and refrigeration, such as global warming, the depletion of ozone layer, exhaustion of fossil fuels, etc. The energy efficiency of these technologies has been improving year after year, largely due to the strong efforts made by manufacturers, but the improvements in performance will be marginal if we only rely on the extension of existing technologies. Therefore, it is important to embrace advanced technologies and sciences in the next generation of heat pumps and refrigeration technology in order to achieve breakthroughs in this field. In this context, this Special Issue addresses scientific works in the field of heat pumps and refrigeration. The definition of "science" is left to authors, so it is not exclusive to any particular field of engineering studies. Papers should, however, avoid being technical reports. The subjects include, but are not limited to, new materials, such as functional adsorbents and ionic liquids, for adsorption/absorption heat pumps, new refrigerants with low global warming potential, nanotechnology in heat and mass transfer, computational fluid dynamics analysis, flow visualization in micro-channels, system optimization, and so on.
Dr. Takahiko Miyazaki
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- Next generation heat pump/refrigeration
- Thermally driven heat pump/refrigeration
- Desiccant air conditioning
- Heat and mass transfer enhancement
- Innovative heat exchangers
- Low global warming potential refrigerant
- Computational fluid dynamics
- Optimization and dynamic control