Special Issue "District Heating"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2019).
Interests: district heating; renewable energy such as solar, bioenergy and wind energy; modeling and optimization of various energy systems such as district heating systems, power systems; combined heat and power (CHP); polygeneration
Heating and cooling make up a substantial share of global final energy consumption. Most of this energy comes from fossil fuels, causing significant emissions. In district heating systems, energy resources that would otherwise be wasted, can be used to meet demands related to space heating, domestic hot water, and other applications. District heating can play a key role in reducing emissions and primary energy consumption. On the other hand, there are challenges in the area of energy efficiency, application in low energy buildings, industrial and domestic application etc. With this in mind, efficient, clean and smart district heating systems are needed to tackle the different challenges.
This Special Issue calls for original research/review manuscripts in the field of district heating.
Prof. Dr. Alemayehu Gebremedhin
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
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- District heating systems
- Heat demand prediction
- Utilization of waste heat
- District heating vs. variable renewable energy sources
- District heating based absorption chillers
- Combined heat and Power (CHP)
- 4th generation DH
- District heating vs. passive buildings
- Forward/return temperature
- Energy efficiency
- Heat pumps
- Diurnal/seasonal heat storage
- Smart thermal grid