Special Issue "Progress in Energy Conversion Systems and Emission Control"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2021).
Interests: energy systems optimization; emission control; combustion kinetics; biochemical and thermochemical conversion of biomass, biomass upgrade and characterization
Interests: renewable energy; biomass conversion technologies; combined heat and power (CHP) plants; characterization and pyrolysis of agricultural residues; sustainability aspects of biofuels; carbon dioxide capture
Interests: biomass and bioenergy; renewable energy; emission measurements; anaerobic digestion; gasification; energy efficiency
We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to participate in a Special Issue on “Progress in Energy Conversion Systems and Emission Control”, to be published in Processes. Processes (ISSN 2227-9717; CODEN: PROCCO, 2018 Impact Factor: 1.963) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal on processes in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, materials, and related process/systems engineering research fields.
With the rapid increase in world population and industrialization, as well as the associated rise in demand for energy, the development of methods for optimizing energy conversion systems will continue to attract interest among many researchers. Key issues to complement energy demand and supply include the design and operation of energy conversion systems. In addition to the energy challenges, other issues of major global concern are the emissions from the energy conversion systems and their environmental impact, which requires greater attention because of the effects on health. However, a host of factors are responsible for the successful operation and performance of energy conversion systems, particularly thermal energy conversion systems, which includes the physical and chemical properties of the material used as feedstock, the conversion rate and residence time, as well as system operating conditions. Post-conversion concentrations of certain emitted gases, such as nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, hydrogen chloride, and volatile organic compounds, are influenced by the composition of the final product gas of the energy system and the material used as feedstock in the conversion process. For instance, in conversion technologies involving thermal energy systems, excessive volatile organic compounds are generated as a result of incomplete combustion and improper mixing of air–fuel in the conversion process, which can cause gradual deterioration of functional characteristics of vegetation. This Special Issue on “Progress in Energy Conversion Systems and Emission Control” seeks high-quality works and topics focusing on progress made not just in conventional energy conversion systems but also alternative systems with significant potential, as well as the environmental impact of the emissions from these systems and control measures. The Special Issue will publish both original research and review articles.
The potential non-exhaustive list of topics to be covered includes:
- Energy systems for biomass conversion
- Modelling and simulation of energy systems
- Algal systems
- Biochemical systems
- Thermochemical systems
- Combustion kinetics
- Emission measurements
- Syngas analysis
- Life cycle analysis
- Technoeconomic analysis
Dr. Raza Naqvi
Dr. Muhammad R Naqvi
Prof. Sampson Mamphweli
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 2000 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.
- energy systems
- thermochemical systems
- combustion kinetics
- emission measurements
- biochemical processes
- algal conversion
- life cycle assessments
- biomass upgrade
- biomass characterization
- technoeconomic analysis