Special Issue "Energy Use for Industrial and Propulsive Applications and Carbon Emissions Reduction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 August 2021.
Interests: operations management; human performance in production systems; safety of industrial plants; sustainable logistics
Interests: energy systems; propulsive systems; fluid machinery; applied fluid dynamics; combustion
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Interests: computational fluid dynamics; aerospace propulsion; multiphase flow; waves; renewable energy
The use of energy in the industrial and propulsive contexts is of great scientific and societal interest due to the technological, economic, and environmental aspects involved. The spectrum of industrial sectors accounting for higher fossil fuel and renewable energy consumption, as well as carbon emissions, is wide and ranges from “process” to “product” industry. The service industry is also responsible for a great share of energy consumption and environmental emissions. As an example, logistics and transportation are responsible for approximately 30% of greenhouse gas emissions(GHGs).
A wide spectrum of innovative energy-based technological options in the framework of sustainable manufacturing is available. Hydrogen and fuel cells, decarbonization of industrial processes via clean fuels and renewable energies, biomass from sewage or industrial sludges, and new propulsive concepts are only a few examples of field applications where new technology is sought.
New systems solutions stemming from the rational integration of energy systems, consolidated processes, and plants often provide effective answers to complex problems when conflicting economic and environmental goals are pursued. Recent years have seen an increasing interest in artificial intelligence and machine learning approaches as a means to provide efficiency and flexibility, and, hence, improve the reliability of energy systems in a cost- and environment-effective way.
Finally, new business models considering environmental and social variables beyond classical economic ones are also required to identify feasible technological solutions.
This Special Issue seeks research contributions in all fields of industrial energy use and reduction of GHGs contributions from basic to applied research with pilot industrial applications/demos.
Papers from this Special Issue will provide state-of-the-art insights into industrial and propulsive use of energy and related carbon emission for the scientific and industrial communities. The interdisciplinary nature of this Special Issue is consistent with contributions from different areas, including mechanical and industrial engineering, and computer and information technology, economics, and ecology.
Prof. Giovanni Mummolo
Prof. Dr. Antonio Ficarella
Prof. Angelo Tafuni
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.
- renewable energy
- innovative industrial processes
- energy efficiency
- energy recovery
- process and plant integration
- greenhouse gas emission
- new business models
- analytical and simulation models
- artificial intelligence
- machine learning
- new propulsive concepts