Special Issue "Innovative Approaches in Thermodynamics and Use of Digital Techniques to Promote More Sustainable and More Affordable Final Energy Uses"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Thermal Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Eden Mamut
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Guest Editor
Department of Marine and Energy Engineering, Ovidius University of Constanta, 124 Mamaia Blv., Constanta, Romania
Interests: thermodynamic modeling and simulation; heat and mass transfer at the nano- and microscales; multiscale and multiphysics modeling; renewable energy sources; digital tools for thermal engineering

Special Issue Information

In 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In this document, the heads of UN member states have committed their countries as follows: “Until [..] 2030, to end poverty and hunger everywhere; to combat inequalities within and among countries; to build peaceful, just and inclusive societies; to protect human rights and promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls; and to ensure the lasting protection of the planet and its natural resources. [..] also to create conditions for sustainable, inclusive and sustained economic growth, shared prosperity and decent work for all, taking into account different levels of national development and capacities

Between the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the UN General Assembly in 2015, Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7 or Global Goal 7) aims to "Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all." (We interpret the latter as “final energy uses”). The goal has five targets to be achieved by 2030, and progress toward the targets is measured by six indicators.

The proposed Special Issue is a follow-up of the International Conference on “Science Evidence-Based Decision Making Approaches for the Implementation of SDGs in the Black Sea Region” held on March 24, 2021, where many of the presentations contributed to identify in detail the large gap between the positions of scientists and decision makers in addressing aspects related to sustainability.

For this reason, we have decided to include in this SI some of the most relevant presentations made at the SDG 7, and we are inviting all of the participants to that Conference to propose innovative and original scientific research approaches that could support the implementation of local and regional projects aimed at improving the energy efficiency and facilitate access to energy infrastructures, promoting effective decarbonization by a rational integration of renewable and non-renewable sources, reducing costs to final users and lessening the environmental impact in a life-cycle perspective, from raw materials to end use.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 1 July 2021.

Prof. Dr. Enrico Sciubba
Prof. Dr. Eden Mamut
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Digital tools in energy engineering
  • Energy efficiency
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Thermo-economics
  • Extended exergy accounting
  • Multiscale modeling and optimization of energy systems
  • Energy poverty alleviation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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