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Special Issue "Materials and Processes for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Systems"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.
Laboratory of Advanced Energy Technologies, Department of Energy Saving and Air Protection, Central Mining Institute, Pl. Gwarkow 1, 40-166 Katowice, Poland
Interests: clean coal technologies; CCUS; hydrogen; renewable energy; environmental engineering; carbon materials; sorbent materials
In this world of depleting natural resources, increasing energy demand, and severe environmental issues, the development of materials and processes for sustainable energy and environmental systems is of special importance. Numerous advancements have been made in terms of low-emission energy systems development as well as greenhouse gas emission mitigation, waste valorization into added value products, and energy efficiency improvements in various sectors of the economy. The progress in rational and efficient resource use as well as in the development of advanced functional materials for energy and environmental applications is evident. Nevertheless, a more interdisciplinary approach in power, material, chemical, and environmental engineering is still needed to build up a synergetic effect for a sustainable future.
The aim of this Special Issue entitled “Materials and Processes for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Systems” is to present the recent advancements in various aspects related to materials and processes contributing to the creation of sustainable power systems and environmental solutions, particularly applicable to clean energy developments. These include materials and engineering processes for clean coal technologies, carbon capture and utilization, hydrogen economy, functional carbon materials, advanced energy materials, as well as waste and by-products valorization in energy systems and environmental engineering.
The authors of full research papers, communications, and review papers are invited to contribute to this Special Issue.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Natalia Howaniec
Manuscript Submission Information
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- clean energy systems
- carbon capture and utilization
- clean coal technologies
- hydrogen economy
- carbon materials for energy and environmental applications
- energy materials
- waste and by-products valorization in energy and environmental systems