Special Issue "Selected Papers from The 8th International OTEC Symposium"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.
Interests: membrane filtration; particle dynamics; membrane distillation; grapheneocean; thermal energy convers
The remainder of the 21st century represents a challenging era for human beings because natural resources are depleting and the environment is significantly changing. The climate crisis and global warming already have dire consequences. Water and energy are becoming more scarce, and their availabilities much less predictable. At the current production rates, oil will run out in 53 years, natural gas in 54, and coal in 110, which in terms of human history, will be less than 200 years since we started using them. The international communities should prepare century-scale plans for ensuring reliable and sustainable water and energy supplies within one or two decades.
Among the ocean-related renewable energy resources, such as wind, waves, tides, and currents, ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) is characterized by the use of ocean temperatures that should be utilized and improved in the 21st century by scientists and engineers. These include technological breakthroughs and energy (and water) policies, cost analysis at various time scales, and sociocultural aspects.
The 8th OTEC symposium aims to share the latest advances in research, applications, and marketability of OTEC worldwide. It also provides an excellent opportunity for OTEC researchers to publish the research work through this Special Issue. The scope of this Special Issue is intrinsically broad since OTEC is multidisciplinary. In this light, we also invite review papers of future techniques and perspectives for the coming energy crisis (in addition to topics of authors’ oral presentations).
The Guest Editors and review committee ensure that submitted papers are processed promptly.
Prof. Dr. Albert S. Kim
Prof. Dr. Victor Manuel Romero-Medina
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- OTEC technology/research resource assessment
- finance/policy/social considerations
- economical and costs
- ongoing projects
- environmental considerations
- other seawater uses: sea water air conditioning (SWAC), desalinated water, deep ocean water applications (DOWA), etc.