Special Issue "Solar Thermal Energy Storage and Conversion"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2019
Prof. Dr. Tony Roskilly
Newcastle Univ, Sir Joseph Swan Ctr Energy Res, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7RU, Tyne & Wear, England.
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Interests: CHP; trigeneration and energy storage; renewable thermal energy system design; alternative fuel use; engine thermal overload prediction; dynamic modelling and control of complex systems; system identification, modelling and control; intelligent decision making and control; marine propulsion safety, environmental impact, efficiency and operation
Solar energy is clean, free, abundant and environmentally-friendly, whereas, fossil fuels are depleting and causing pollution and negative environmental impacts. The usage of solar energy to produce thermal and electrical power enables the world to meet the increasing demand of energy and has a green footprint. Solar thermal utilization and its conversion to cooling, dehumidification, drying, power generation, etc., have been rapidly developed recently, and thermal energy storage technology is essential to promote the utilization of solar thermal energy, because it potentially overcomes the intermittent nature and balances between solar heat supply and demand with respect to both disparities in time and magnitude. This has driven numerous studies and applications of solar thermal energy storage and conversion technologies cross a variety of aspects at different levels.
This Special Issue provides a platform for publishing and sharing novel, inspiring and promising researches on solar thermal energy storage and conversion. Potential topic include, but are not limited to:
- Novel solar thermal energy storage materials;
- Novel solar thermal energy storage methods;
- Long-term and seasonal solar thermal energy storage;
- Heat transfer enhancement of solar thermal energy storage material and system;
- Efficient solar thermal energy conversion technologies, e.g., for heating, cooling, desalination, dehumidification/drying, CO2 capture and sequestration, and power generation;
- Issues related to control, diagnostics and integration of solar thermal energy storage and conversion in buildings and manufacturing processes;
- Economic, environmental and policy related analysis and review of solar thermal energy storage and conversion in various applications.
Prof. Dr. Tony Roskilly
Dr. Zhiwei Ma
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Solar thermal energy
- Thermal energy storage
- Phase change material
- Thermochemical storage
- Heat transfer enhancement
- Thermal driven refrigeration
- Thermal driven dehumidification
- Solar thermal power
- Solar thermal system integration
- Control and diagnostics