Special Issue "Design and Control of Sustainable Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019
Sustainability has been one of the key drivers for technological innovation in this century. With the fundamental motivation of ensuring the fulfilment of current needs without compromising the needs of future generations, sustainability targets goals in economic (such as improved process and energy efficiency), environmental (such as the minimization of carbon and waste footprints), and social (such as process safety) perspectives. These goals have given rise to a large number of sustainable process and energy systems such as reactive distillation, microreactors, CO2 capture and sequestration, smart grids and microgrids, and smart manufacturing, and the quest for new designs continues at a rapid pace. At the same time, such systems pose unique operational challenges due to the presence of multiple length or time scales, multiple conflicting objectives, and the interconnection of multiple agents. These call for efficient control strategies to realize sustainable benefits. In this context, the integrated design and control of sustainable processes can allow one to balance the trade-off between process economics and operational flexibility.
This Special Issue on “Design and Control of Sustainable Systems” aims to incorporate recent developments in the area of the design and/or control of sustainable process and energy systems. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Integrated or intensified processes;
- Renewable chemical, materials, and energy production;
- Process safety and/or risk management;
- Smart grids, microgrids, and/or co-generation systems;
- Carbon capture and sequestration, emission or effluent management;
- Waste reduction and/or waste-to-energy/resources;
- Smart manufacturing systems and technologies.
Prof. Dr. Xiaonan Wang
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Processes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1100 CHF (Swiss Francs). Please note that for papers submitted after 30 June 2019 an APC of 1200 CHF applies. 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.
- process integration
- energy integration
- process intensification
- CO2 sequestration
- smart grids
- advanced control
- integrated design and control
- renewable fuels
- waste management