Special Issue "Green Energy and Sustainable Development"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Wen Tong Chong
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia
Interests: renewable energy; green technology; sustainable development; wind turbine design; industrial aerodynamics
Prof. Dr. Michael K. H. Leung
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Ability R&D Energy Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Interests: solar photocatalysis; fuel-cell electrochemistry; hydrogen production; carbon management; carbon capture and storage; advanced refrigeration and air-conditioning
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Prof. Dr. Bernard Saw Lip Huat
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Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kampar 31900, Malaysia
Interests: green materials; renewable energy; thermal management; energy storage system and numerical modeling such as CFD, electrochemical modeling and electro-thermal modeling of the energy storage system
Prof. Dr. Tran Van Man
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Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Science, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Interests: supercapacitor; rechargeable batteries; pemfc; mfc; biomass to hydrogen

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue on green energy and sustainable development covers research in emerging green technology and energy for sustainable development. It focuses on recent progress and research studies of technologies, processes, methods and materials related to sustainable energy and development applications, particularly in the development of alternatives to traditional approaches that offer technological and environmental advantages. The articles in this Special Issue may present theoretical, numerical or experimental findings within the context of green energy technologies, with an emphasis on the 3Rs in design, manufacturing and application, in order to achieve a sustainable future. Interesting topics considered are including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Emerging green technologies for sustainable energy and environment;
  • Innovations for the water–energy–health nexus;
  • Environment, air quality and climate change;
  • Sustainable cities, architecture and green buildings;
  • Material applications related to green energy;
  • Green design, products and manufacturing processes;
  • Impact of environmental regulations and energy policy;
  • Emerging green technology to achieve circular economy;
  • Environmental and social impacts on energy supply, transportation and production;
  • Bioresource and bioenergy

Prof. Dr. Wen Tong Chong
Prof. Dr. Michael Leung
Prof. Dr. Bernard Saw Lip Huat
Prof. Dr. Tran Van Man
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • green energy
  • sustainable development
  • renewable energy
  • green technology
  • waste minimization
  • environmental-friendly
  • climate change

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The Development of SF6 Green Substitute Gas
Sustainability 2021, 13(16), 9063; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169063 - 13 Aug 2021
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Due to its high greenhouse effect, the use of SF6 as the main insulating gas is restricted in the electric power field. Along with the aim of environmental protection, the search for new alternative gases with a lower greenhouse effect and higher [...] Read more.
Due to its high greenhouse effect, the use of SF6 as the main insulating gas is restricted in the electric power field. Along with the aim of environmental protection, the search for new alternative gases with a lower greenhouse effect and higher insulation strength has received a lot of attention. The properties of alternative gases have a vital impact on the performance of medium-voltage power distribution equipment. Firstly, based on the existing liquefaction temperatures of SF6/N2, SF6/CO2, and SF6/CF4, the calculated liquefaction temperatures were expanded to 0.7 MPa. Combining the Antoine vapor-pressure equation and the basic law of vapor–liquid balance, the vapor pressures of SF6/N2, CF3I/N2, c-C4F8/N2, C4-PFN/N2, C4-PFN/CO2, and C5-PFK/CO2 were obtained. Secondly, the critical breakdown field strength was analyzed for C4-PFN/CO2, C5-PFK/CO2, SF6, CF3I/N2, C5-PFK/Air, and c-C4F8/N2. Finally, the GWPs of SF6/N2, C4-PFN/N2, C4-PFN/CO2, C5-PFK/CO2, and C5-PFK/N2 were discussed. The results show that the liquefaction temperature gradually decreases as the pressure rises; SF6/N2 has the highest vapor pressure at −5 °C; the critical breakdown field strengths of several mixtures are higher than that of SF6. Full article
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An Analysis of Behavioral Models Relating to Renewable Energy in Taiwan
Sustainability 2021, 13(13), 7296; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13137296 - 29 Jun 2021
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This study sought to understand the behaviors and attitudes of people in Taiwan as they relate to the government’s RE policies by analyzing data from a questionnaire-based telephone survey conducted between 2013 and 2015. Demographic attributes in people’s behavioral models were analyzed for [...] Read more.
This study sought to understand the behaviors and attitudes of people in Taiwan as they relate to the government’s RE policies by analyzing data from a questionnaire-based telephone survey conducted between 2013 and 2015. Demographic attributes in people’s behavioral models were analyzed for two variables: attention and support. Based on the findings, people’s behavioral models relating to RE were classified into five categories: key promotional group, promotional seed group, support-strengthening group, attention-strengthening group, and non-key promotional group. The attributes of these five segments were also analyzed and their corresponding promotional strategies were formulated. The overarching goal was to improve precision in marketing RE policies to various target groups in order to maximize impact. Full article
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Evaluation of Thermal Comfort Performance of a Vertical Garden on a Glazed Façade and Its Effect on Building and Urban Scale, Case Study: An Office Building in Barcelona
Sustainability 2021, 13(12), 6706; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13126706 - 12 Jun 2021
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The aim of this paper is to investigate the thermal performance of vertical gardens by comparing the thermal comfort of bare (glazed) and green façades in the Mediterranean climate. The proposal consists of applying a vegetation layer on a glazed façade that could [...] Read more.
The aim of this paper is to investigate the thermal performance of vertical gardens by comparing the thermal comfort of bare (glazed) and green façades in the Mediterranean climate. The proposal consists of applying a vegetation layer on a glazed façade that could control solar radiation and reduce indoor air temperatures. This study investigates the thermal performance of green façades of an office building in the Mediterranean climate. For this purpose, the Gas Natural Fenosa Office Building as a case study was simulated, that is located on a site next to the coastline in Barcelona. Dynamic building energy simulation was used to determine and assess indoor thermal conditions and, for this reason, the IES VE as a simulation tool has been utilized. Thermal comfort was assessed through the adaptive comfort approach and results were analyzed and presented in the terms of indoor comfort conditions during occupied hours. As a result, the article shows that applying a green façade as a vegetation layer caused a reduction in the internal and external façade surface temperatures, as well as the indoor air temperature of the workplace. Additionally, enhancing indoor comfort in summer is closely associated with reducing the external surface temperature. In winter, it also protects the exterior surface from the low temperature of the outside, and all of this greatly increases thermal comfort performance. Full article
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