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Special Issue "Advances in Dew Point Evaporative Cooling Techniques"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "J1: Heat and Mass Transfer".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 May 2023 | Viewed by 159

Special Issue Editors

Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Science, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
Interests: cooling and dehumidification; thermal management; battery diagnostics; battery multiscale characterization; battery modelling
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College of Mechanical and Vehicle Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
Interests: intelligent manufacturing; high-performance machining; process planning
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Water Desalination and Reuse Center, Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal 23955, Saudi Arabia
Interests: energy systems; renewable energy; cooling; desalination; solar energy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Air conditioning is an essential need to maintain comfortable and suitable environments for human beings to stay and delicate devices to operate. In particular, the significant climate change in recent years has emphasized the importance of heating and cooling systems to get through the extreme weather conditions. The advent of digitization and electrification has led to a drastically increasing demand for the cooling of electrical and electronic systems, such as data centers and battery packs. However, conventional heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, driven by the vapor-compression refrigeration cycle, are energy intensive and could account for 50% of a building’s energy consumption, which imposes great challenges to achieve a sustainable future with net-zero carbon emissions.

Dew-point evaporative cooling is one of the emerging green and energy-efficient technologies that could be an ideal alternative to conventional air conditioning in many applications. It has attracted broad attention from both research and industrial communities in the past decade. Through the design, fabrication, and testing of a variety of dew-point evaporative coolers, its merits in cooling effectiveness, energy efficiency and cost have been demonstrated in many applications, including air conditioning, cooling towers, gas turbines, desalination, etc.

This Special Issue aims to facilitate a multidisciplinary platform for worldwide scientific and industrial communities to discuss existing research achievements, challenges and opportunities of dew-point evaporative cooling and other novel energy-efficient cooling technologies. Insightful ideas and findings on relevant cooling technologies with regard to design, optimization, fluid flow, thermodynamics, multiphysics and data-driven modelling, life-cycle analysis, etc. are strongly encouraged to advance the development and increase public awareness.

This Special Issue welcomes contributions from all relevant research work, and welcomes research topics including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Evaporative cooling technologies and applications;
  • Materials for cooling devices;
  • Sustainable cooling systems;
  • Cooling for thermal management;
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning;
  • Multiscale and multiphysics modelling and simulations;
  • System control and optimization;
  • Techno-economic analysis.

Dr. Jie Lin
Dr. Yiji Lu
Dr. Sibao Wang
Prof. Dr. Kim Choon Ng
Guest Editors

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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 2200 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.


  • evaporative cooling
  • decoupled latent and sensible cooling
  • heating, ventilation and air conditioning
  • combined cooling, heating and power
  • thermal management
  • energy in buildings
  • heat and mass exchanger
  • cooling thermodynamics
  • heat transfer

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