Innovations in Thermodynamic Engineering for Sustainability

A special issue of Inventions (ISSN 2411-5134). This special issue belongs to the section "Inventions and Innovation in Energy and Thermal/Fluidic Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020) | Viewed by 517

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Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Ambiente, del Territorio e delle Infrastrutture, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy
Interests: irreversible thermodynamics; thermodynamics of biosystems; exergoeconomics; thermoeconomics; life cycle assessment; sustainability
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Dear Colleague,

The environmental impact of energy technologies represents a contemporary topic of investigation for engineering thermodynamics in relation to innovation of thermal and power technologies, in order to avoid local pollution. A first question is how to measure the resources, which implies the construction of a method which is effective to quantify the resources themselves. A second problem consists in the empirical evidence that most natural species display a multitude of modes of interrelation, from indifference to competition, from antagonism to adaptation, etc.

In this context, some open problems must be faced by thermodynamic engineering:

  • The management of the physical resources required for production, whether the product be a manufactured item or a service;
  • The design, operation, and improvement of the systems in order to obtain the primary products and services. Moreover, the efficient management of the resources and systems is fundamental in relation to the great number of people employed.

In this framework, thermodynamics engineering could represent a useful tool to determine effectiveness of new strategies and for the design of power systems and green technologies.

Dr. Umberto Lucia
Dr. Giulia Grisolia
Guest Editors

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  • Optimization
  • Resources
  • Environment and pollution
  • Low carbon technologies

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