Special Issue "Exergy Analysis and Optimization of Energy Systems and Processes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: thermodynamics; energy; transfers; conversion
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This Special Issue is concerned with exergy concept and uses. Exergy (availability) is an old concept that was proposed a long time ago by Gouy in 1889, and was developed after by Stodola, Rant, and more recently, by Szargut. Actually, this scientific field is mature from an engineering point of view, and we note every year that between 1000 and 1500 publications are relevant to the subject. Some scientific journals are particularly involved in exergy analysis (energies too).
The objective of this Special Issue is to reinforce the uses of the concept in new domains (life sciences, societal aspects, nano and mini scales, and megascale systems). Progresses in chemical and mechanical engineering remain of interest, but with a focus on integration and hybridization. The combination of exergy analysis and optimization with environmental or economic objectives (or constraints) are important too, particularly exergo–economic consideration.
From a fundamental point of view, the relation of exergy analysis to efficiency, environmental impact, and renewability remains to be developed. Emergy compared to exergy is also of interest. Lastly, the exergy of the systems far from equilibrium, and with non stationary references, constitute a coming field of research improving the exergy method.
You are welcomed to contribute to the fundamental and applied aspects of the exergy concept, which is now mature, and to migrate in various new scientific specialities.
Prof. Dr. Michel Feidt
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.
- exergy, energy conversion, and emergy
- exergy costing
- waste heat
- living systems