Special Issue "Selected Papers from TIKI IEEE ICICE 2019 and ICASI 2020"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Shoou-Jinn Chang
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Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan
Interests: optical and electronic devices; semi-conductive materials; nanotechnology
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Dr. Stephen D. Prior
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Aeronautics, Astronautics and Computational Engineering, University of Southampton, Southampton SO16 7QF, UK
Interests: microsystem design; nanotechnology
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Prof. Dr. Liang-Wen Ji
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Department of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Formosa University, Yunlin, Taiwan
Interests: nano-optoelectronics; photo detector; nanomaterials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The 2019 International Conference on Innovation, Communication and Engineering (TIKI ICICE 2019, http://2019.icice.net/) will be held in Zhengzhou Henan Province, China on October 25–30, 2019. The 6th IEEE International Conference on Applied System Innovation 2020 (IEEE ICASI 2020, https://2020.icasi-conf.net/) will be held in Tokyo, Japan on May 13–17, 2020. These two conferences will provide a unified communication platform for material topics. Scientists all over the world actively want to discover new advanced materials in electrical and mechanical engineering. In recent years, the applications of advanced materials have been highly developing fields, notably, in the areas of semiconductor and electronic device technology, design, manufacturing, physics, and modeling. Therefore, the fields of electrical and mechanical materials have always been the focus of intense research. The scopes of TIKI IEEE ICICE 2019 and ICASI 2020 not only encompass material sizes at the nanoscale, but also in various dimensions, where the onset of size-dependent phenomena usually enables novel applications.

This Special Issue selects excellent papers from TIKI IEEE ICICE 2019 and ICASI 2020 and covers the following scopes, including fundamental and advanced materials of electrical and mechanical engineering, their synthesis and engineering, their application in optical sensors, magnetic, acoustic, and thermal transduction, their integration with many elements, designing of electrical or mechanical devices, evaluation various performance and exploring their broad applications in industry, environmental control, material analysis, etc. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles, as well as review articles, to this Special Issue.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Developments of advanced materials for new electrical and optical properties
  • Nanomaterials for preparation and applications
  • Combinatorial methods of advanced materials for mechanical design and optimization
  • Advanced materials for preparation and applications
  • Subjects related to electronic thin films and coating technology
  • Synthesis engineering of advanced materials
  • Advanced materials in mechatronics applications

Prof. Dr. Shoou-Jinn Chang
Prof. Dr. Sheng-Joue Young
Dr. Stephen D. Prior
Prof. Dr. Liang-Wen Ji
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • Developments of advanced materials for new electrical and optical properties
  • Nanomaterials for preparation and applications
  • Combinatorial methods of advanced materials for mechanical design and optimization
  • Advanced materials for preparation and applications
  • Subjects related to electronic thin films and coating technology
  • Synthesis engineering of advanced materials
  • Advanced materials in mechatronics applications

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Statistical Features and Expert Knowledge for Monitoring Operating Efficiency and Conditions of Wastewater Treatment Pumps
Materials 2019, 12(24), 4101; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12244101 - 08 Dec 2019
Abstract
Wastewater treatment requires energy-intensive technology. The demand for industrial and residential wastewater treatment is increasing, and it has been widely accepted that low energy consumption and high operating efficiencies are essential to achieve high operating benefits in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). In this [...] Read more.
Wastewater treatment requires energy-intensive technology. The demand for industrial and residential wastewater treatment is increasing, and it has been widely accepted that low energy consumption and high operating efficiencies are essential to achieve high operating benefits in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). In this study, characteristic parameters of equipment operation were collected and subject to statistical analysis for trend observations in combination with expert knowledge to monitor equipment operating conditions. A methodology was developed to monitor and assess operating efficiencies of industrial equipment while not interfering with the existing operation. The proposed methodology was applied to monitor the pump efficiency in a WWTP. The results showed that the new methodology resulted in real-time acquisition of statistical operating data and enabled online detection of abnormal pump operation. The energy loss to low operating efficiencies of a malfunctioning pump was prevented, thereby allowing the pump to operate at high efficiency with an extended equipment life. Full article
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