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Smart Energy and Sustainable Environment II

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "B: Energy and Environment".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2023) | Viewed by 8409

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Department of Logistics and Economic Informatics, D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, 125047 Moscow, Russia
Interests: process systems engineering energy and environment; energy chemistry; artificial intelligence; smart energies; sustainable environment
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, 26500 Rion, Greece
Interests: intelligent control; fuzzy cognition and control; artificial inteligence; energy efficiency; intelligent buildings; fuzzy cognitive maps
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1. CAD&RD Department, Volgograd State Technical University, 400005 Volgograd, Russia
2. Institute of System Analysis and Management, Dubna State University, Moscow Region, 141982 Dubna, Russia
Interests: knowledge-based systems; artificial intelligence; technological trends analysis; cyber-physical systems
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R&D Center, Silla Entech Co., Ltd., 559, Dalseo-Daero, Dalseo-gu, E&C Innobiz Tower, Daegu 42709, Republic of Korea
Interests: nature-like resources recovery and recycling technologies; novel waste-to-energy conversion technologies; resource efficiency and sustainability; waste minimization technologies; product environmental

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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Smart Energy is one of the most significant scientific and technological trends of our time, uniting the issues of energy efficiency, new energy sources and technologies for their production, including Waste-to-Energy. The rapid development of artificial intelligence technologies has an impact on industrial applications of Intelligent Control Technologies, Big Data Mining and Nature-inspired algorithms in Smart Energy Management Systems. Sustainable Environment challenges include research and widespread implementation of breakthrough technologies for Waste and Carbon Footprint Minimization, Smart Cities, intelligent systems for Environmental Impact Assessment, and the integration of Nature-like Technologies. Critical review articles, original research and case studies are welcomed in this Special Issue, covering relevant, up-to-date topics related to energy and environmental technologies, smart technologies for energy and environment management, including interdisciplinary methodologies. This Special Issue of Energies, "Smart Energy and Sustainable Environment II", is dedicated to exchanging ideas in the field of energy and the environment, as well as advancing knowledge concerning practitioners, scientists, researchers, educators and professionals to develop forward-looking ideas needed to solve problems in Smart Energy and Sustainable Environment.

Topics include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Smart Energy Renewable Resources (SE-RR);
  2. Smart Energy and Industrial Intelligent Technologies (SE-IIT) (including AI, Expert Systems, Big Date Mining and Nature-inspired algorithms Applications);
  3. Smart Energy Management Systems (SE-MS) (including automatic control and lifecycle management);
  4. Waste-to-Energy Technologies (SE-W2E);
  5. Sustainable Environment–Waste Minimization Technologies (SE-WMT);
  6. Sustainable Environment–Carbon Footprint Minimization (SE-CFM);
  7. Sustainable Environment–Environmental Impact Assessment (SE-EIA);
  8. Sustainable Environment–BAT-BREF and Nature-like Technologies(SE-BAT);
  9. Sustainable Environment Management (SEM) (including Logistics and Supply Chains, ECG—concepts Application);
  10. Sustainable Industrial Processes (SIP);
  11. Smart Cities Sustainable Environment (SC-SE).

Prof. Dr. Valery Meshaklin
Dr. Petros Groumpos
Prof. Dr. Alla Kravets
Dr. Antony Mutua Nzioka
Prof. Dr. Andrea Reverberi
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Keywords

  • smart energy
  • sustainable environment
  • artificial intelligence
  • intelligent technologies
  • management systems
  • renewable energy
  • energy assets performance management
  • waste-to-energy
  • waste minimization
  • sustainable industrial processes
  • smart cities
  • environmental impact assessment
  • carbon footprint
  • BAT-BREF
  • nature-like technologies

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Prospects for the Use of Metal Surfaces Modified by Nanosecond Laser Radiation for Energy Applications
by Dmitriy Glushkov, Kristina Paushkina, Andrey Pleshko, Ilya Zykov, Evgeniya Orlova and Dmitriy Feoktistov
Energies 2023, 16(24), 7979; https://doi.org/10.3390/en16247979 - 8 Dec 2023
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Laser technologies for processing metals used as heat exchange surfaces are unrivaled to solve a number of problems in the energy industry. This is explained by the fact that after laser radiation treatment, metal surfaces gain unique surface functional properties (extreme wettability properties, [...] Read more.
Laser technologies for processing metals used as heat exchange surfaces are unrivaled to solve a number of problems in the energy industry. This is explained by the fact that after laser radiation treatment, metal surfaces gain unique surface functional properties (extreme wettability properties, high resistance to corrosion in contact with traditional coolants, high abrasive and cavitation resistance). The study of the processes of evaporation, boiling, and condensation on such surfaces is hampered by one of the unsolved problems, which is the lack of the ability to predict the configuration of microtextures, for example, in the form of micropillars and microchannels with predetermined sizes. In this work, a graphic–analytical technique based on the use of ablation spot sizes for the formation of a given configuration and microtexture dimensions on traditional structural materials of heat exchange surfaces is developed. Based on experimental data, regime maps were constructed for the formation of microtextures on the surfaces of aluminum alloy AlMg6 and steel AISI 310. The prospects for using metal surfaces with a given microtexture formed by laser radiation to intensify the phase transition of coolants and control convective flows in a droplet lying on a heated surface were assessed. The obtained results can be used in the development of spray (drip) irrigation systems to provide thermal protection for heat-stressed equipment. Full article
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Degradation of Oil and Petroleum Products in Water by Bioorganic Compositions Based on Humic Acids
by Maria M. Gertsen, Leonid V. Perelomov, Viacheslav A. Arlyapov, Yurii M. Atroshchenko, Valery P. Meshalkin, Tamara B. Chistyakova and Andrea Pietro Reverberi
Energies 2023, 16(14), 5320; https://doi.org/10.3390/en16145320 - 12 Jul 2023
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The use of nature-like technologies, leading to acceleration of the processes of natural destruction of pollutants, is one of the promising directions for oil and petroleum product degradation in the environment. The joint use of oil-degrading bacteria and natural polymers with the properties [...] Read more.
The use of nature-like technologies, leading to acceleration of the processes of natural destruction of pollutants, is one of the promising directions for oil and petroleum product degradation in the environment. The joint use of oil-degrading bacteria and natural polymers with the properties of surfactants and humic acids (HAs) in bioorganic compositions is effective. In this study, humic acids from reed peat, which have a critical micelle concentration (CMC) of 0.6 g/L, were used as an organic component. Oil-degrading bacteria of the genera Rhodococcus and Pseudomonas, which have an increased biodegrading ability in relation to crude oil and waste engine oil, were used as a bacterial component. Mono- and polybacterial bioorganic compositions based on these components are proposed. The emulsification index is maximum (94% ± 2%) using a bioorganic composition based on the association of strains of three bacteria. Analysis of films of model petroleum products in vitro showed a high degree of their destruction after 7 days using monobacterial bioorganic compositions (up to 80%) and after 2 days using a bioorganic composition based on 3 strains (almost 90%). A high ability to stabilize emulsions of humic acids and develop bioorganic compositions has been established, which indicates a significant potential for their use for cleaning the environment from oil pollution. The use of a combination of humic acids and oil-degrading bacteria (all strains) makes it possible to achieve the maximum stabilizing effect of emulsions: the transmission coefficients of emulsions are 37–75% lower relative to control (oil-polluted water) and 50% lower in relation to humic acids. Full article
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Techno-Economic Analysis of Rooftop Photovoltaic System under Different Scenarios in China University Campuses
by Xingyu Zhu, Yuexia Lv, Jinpeng Bi, Mingkun Jiang, Yancai Su and Tingting Du
Energies 2023, 16(7), 3123; https://doi.org/10.3390/en16073123 - 29 Mar 2023
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The expansively unutilized rooftop spaces in the university campuses can provide an excellent opportunity for the installation of solar photovoltaic systems to achieve renewable electricity generation and carbon dioxide reduction. Based on available rooftop areas and local solar radiation situations, technical potential and [...] Read more.
The expansively unutilized rooftop spaces in the university campuses can provide an excellent opportunity for the installation of solar photovoltaic systems to achieve renewable electricity generation and carbon dioxide reduction. Based on available rooftop areas and local solar radiation situations, technical potential and economic benefits of rooftop photovoltaic system under seven scenarios were carried out for three university campuses located in different solar zones in China. The potential capacity of photovoltaic installations on building’s flat rooftops in Tibet University, Qinghai University, and Qilu University of Technology reaches 11,291 kW, 9102 kW, and 3821 kW, corresponding to the maximum annual power generation of 28.19 GWh, 18.03 GWh, and 5.36 GWh, respectively. From the perspective of economic analysis, PV systems installed in “full self-consumption” mode are superior to those installed in “full-feed-into-grid” mode for all three study cases. The highest return on investment of PV systems installed on flat and pitched rooftops can be achieved at 208% and 204%, respectively, in Tibet University. The payback period for PV systems installed on flat rooftops is 1 year in Tibet University, and less than 8 years for both Qinghai University and Qilu University of Technology, respectively. Results reveal that rooftop photovoltaic systems can significantly help the universities to move towards sustainability. Full article
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Comparison of Control Techniques for Harmonic Isolation in Series VSC-Based Power Flow Controller in Distribution Grids
by Guilherme Gonçalves Pinheiro, Robson Bauwelz Gonzatti, Carlos Henrique da Silva, Rondineli Rodrigues Pereira, Bruno P. Braga Guimarães, João Gabriel Luppi Foster, Germano Lambert-Torres, Kleverson Sinezio da Silva and Joselino Santana-Filho
Energies 2023, 16(6), 2729; https://doi.org/10.3390/en16062729 - 15 Mar 2023
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The application of power electronics equipment in medium voltage (MV) distribution grids can provide new management solutions for power flow control, load balancing and voltage problems. A series MV VSC-based power flow controller has recently been presented to interconnect two radial distribution feeders [...] Read more.
The application of power electronics equipment in medium voltage (MV) distribution grids can provide new management solutions for power flow control, load balancing and voltage problems. A series MV VSC-based power flow controller has recently been presented to interconnect two radial distribution feeders performing active and reactive power transfers to improve the flexibility and utilization of these circuits in a controlled and secure way. Although not previously explored, this power flow controller can integrate the functionality of a series power filter, accomplishing independent control of the fundamental power flow while isolating the harmonic content between the two interconnected feeders. This prevents harmonic pollution from one feeder from propagating to the other, improving the voltage quality. To implement the harmonic isolation, several control strategies can be used. Therefore, this paper provides a comparative analysis between two of the main harmonic control techniques found in the literature: the Synchronous Reference Frame (SRF) controller and the Proportional Resonant (PR) controller. Assessments are conducted both through simulations and experimental results in a meshed network at 13.8 kV with different types of non-linear loads. In the simulation cases, both algorithms showed similar results; however, in the experimental cases, the PR-based solution exhibited better performance in isolating the harmonics from one feeder to the other. Full article
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Power Flow Control Using Series Voltage Source Converters in Distribution Grids
by Guilherme Gonçalves Pinheiro, Carlos Henrique da Silva, Bruno P. B. Guimarães, Robson Bauwelz Gonzatti, Rondineli Rodrigues Pereira, Wilson Cesar Sant’Ana, Germano Lambert-Torres and Joselino Santana-Filho
Energies 2022, 15(9), 3337; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15093337 - 4 May 2022
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This study presents an application for a series VSC (voltage source converter) in distribution grids for power flow management. Series devices have been widely studied for FACTS (flexible AC transmission systems), however, more recently these devices have gained increased interest in applications for [...] Read more.
This study presents an application for a series VSC (voltage source converter) in distribution grids for power flow management. Series devices have been widely studied for FACTS (flexible AC transmission systems), however, more recently these devices have gained increased interest in applications for loading balance in medium voltage distribution grids. As the number of distributed generation (DG) units increases, increasing the capacity and reliability of distribution grids while maximizing the benefits of installed DGs and loading behavior is an ever more important task. In this paper, we describe a test system and control proposals for a practical application of series converters interconnecting two distribution feeders at 13.8 kV under load variation disturbances. This approach provides solutions when installed at the end of distribution lines by interconnecting two feeders, resulting in capacity increases in the feeders without needing grid reconfigurations using a small-rated series VSC. Full article
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