Special Issue "Future Perspective and Advancement in Thermal Behaviour and Thermochemical Pathways of Polymer Chemistry"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Analysis and Characterization".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 May 2023) | Viewed by 146

Special Issue Editors

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Interests: thermochemical conversion; machine learning; process optimisation; reactor design and control; biomass
Energy Safety & Control Lab, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, and Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Cross-Appointed), University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2000 Simcoe Street North Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4, Canada
Interests: resilient smart energy grids and micro-energy grid planning, control, and protection; advanced plasma generation and application of fusion energy; advanced safety and control systems for nuclear power plants; safety engineering, fault diagnosis, and real-time simulation; risk-based energy conservation; smart green buildings; process system engineering of energy and nuclear facilities, and oil and gas production plants
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Numerous studies have been undertaken on thermochemical conversion methods to understand different polymer characteristics by traditional modelling and material characterisation. However, there is a significant gap present between polymer material depiction and the optimisation of the energy and fuel products derived from energy materials, waste, and biomass. Advanced experimental and machine learning technology with process optimisation processes are playing an active role in understanding the thermochemical pathways with product recovery and optimisation of diverse polymers. The current issue welcomes submissions that demonstrate solutions ranging from polymer characterisation to product optimisation via advanced machine learning, value chain analysis, and process optimisation employing advanced experimental procedures.

Submissions on the following potential research areas are expected:

  • Thermochemical conversion techniques with machine learning and experimental proof;
  • Process optimisation and value chain analysis for product analysis;
  • Modern kinetic approaches with machine learning incorporation;
  • Product reliability, life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle costing (LCC);
  • CO2 utilisation and capture through reactor modelling in Aspen ONE with experimental data comparison. 

Dr. Muhammad Sajjad Ahmad
Prof. Dr. Hossam A. Gaber
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. Polymers 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 2400 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.


  • thermochemical conversion
  • life cycle assessment
  • waste to energy
  • process optimisation
  • reactor design and control

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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