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Topic Editors

Prof. Dr. Francesco Calise
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, 80125 Naples, Italy
Dr. Maria Vicidomini
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, 80125 Naples, Italy
Dr. Rafał Figaj
Department of Sustainable Energy Development, Faculty of Energy and Fuels, AGH University of Science and Technology, 30-059 Krakow, Poland
Dr. Francesco Liberato Cappiello
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, 80125 Naples, Italy

Clean Energy Technologies and Assessment

Abstract submission deadline
31 January 2023
Manuscript submission deadline
31 May 2023
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Dear Colleagues,

The international conference on Clean Energy Technologies and Assessment (http://www.ceta2022.institutese.org/) invites papers on any aspect and scale of technologies for clean and efficient energy generation and/or utilization that decrease the environmental impact of that production and use, from the laboratory to commercial applications. Numerical and experimental investigations on technology development, improvement, and integration are within the scope of the topic, as well as case studies and analysis devoted to regulation, standards, and policy.

The scope of the topic covers but is not limited to the following:

  • Clean energy conversion, utilization, and storage;
  • Modeling, simulation, and computational optimization of energy systems; 
  • Experimental analysis of energy systems;
  • Renewable energy sources and technologies; 
  • Alternative fuel technologies;
  • Advanced energy conversion technologies;
  • Conventional energy sources in energy transition;
  • Energy storage technologies;
  • Cogeneration, trigeneration, and polygeneration technologies;
  • Distributed generation, smart grids, and local self-sufficiency in energy supply;
  • Energy efficiency;
  • Hybrid energy systems;
  • Smart buildings, and energy saving, passive and nearly zero energy buildings
  • Green fuel/energy for mobility; 
  • Modeling for pollution avoidance; 
  • Measurements, automation, and monitoring in energy systems;
  • Green economy; 
  • Energy markets; 
  • Energy policy; 
  • Other topics connected with clean and green energy engineering and related technologies.

Submissions are invited from authors of accepted papers that will be presented at the CETA2022 Conference. The Scientific Committee of the Conference will select the conference papers for this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Francesco Calise
Dr. Maria Vicidomini
Dr. Rafał Figaj
Dr. Francesco Liberato Cappiello
Topic Editors

Keywords

  • clean energy
  • simulation
  • energy systems
  • renewables
  • alternative fuels
  • energy conversion
  • energy storage
  • distributed generation
  • smart grids
  • hybrid energy systems
  • buildings
  • energy markets
  • energy policy

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
Sustainability
sustainability
3.889 5.0 2009 16.7 Days 2000 CHF Submit
Energies
energies
3.252 5.0 2008 16.2 Days 2200 CHF Submit
Applied Sciences
applsci
2.838 3.7 2011 17.4 Days 2300 CHF Submit
Thermo
thermo
- - 2021 16.1 Days 1000 CHF Submit
Clean Technologies
cleantechnol
- - 2019 17 Days 1400 CHF Submit

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Published Papers (3 papers)

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Techno-Economic and Environmental Assessment of Municipal Solid Waste Energetic Valorization
Energies 2022, 15(23), 8900; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15238900 - 24 Nov 2022
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In 2019, Chile generated 20 million tons of waste, 79% of which was not properly disposed of, thereby providing an attractive opportunity for energy generation in advanced thermochemical conversion processes. This study presents a techno-economic and environmental assessment of the implementation of Waste-Integrated [...] Read more.
In 2019, Chile generated 20 million tons of waste, 79% of which was not properly disposed of, thereby providing an attractive opportunity for energy generation in advanced thermochemical conversion processes. This study presents a techno-economic and environmental assessment of the implementation of Waste-Integrated Gasifier-Gas Turbine Combined Cycle (WIG-GTCC) technology as an alternative for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) treatment. The studied case assesses the conversion of 14.61 t·h−1 of MSW, which produces a combustible gas with a flow rate of 34.2 t·h−1 and LHV of 5900 kJ·kg−1, which, in turn, is used in a combined cycle to generate 19.58 MW of electrical power. The proposed economic assessment of the technology uses the energy generation processes as a reference, followed by a model for an overall economic evaluation. The results have shown that the profit could be up to USD 24.1 million, and the recovery of investment between 12 and 17 years would improve the environmental impacts of the current disposal technology. The WIG-GTCC has the most efficient conversion route, emitting 0.285 kg CO2eq/kWh, which represents 48.21% of the potential yield of global warming over 100 years (GWP100) of incineration and 58.51% of the GWP100 of the standard gasification method. The WIG-GTCC would enable the energetic valorization of MSW in Chile, eliminate problems associated with landfill disposal, and increase opportunities for decentralized electricity generation. Full article
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Feasibility Assessment of Rural Hybrid Microgrid Using Canal-Based Microhydel Resources: A Case Study of Renala Khurd Pakistan
Sustainability 2022, 14(22), 15417; https://doi.org/10.3390/su142215417 - 20 Nov 2022
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Water canal networks that are widely used for irrigation are an equally good source of micropower generation to be fed to the nearby areas. A practical example of such a system is the micro-hydro generation at Renala Khurd Pakistan integrated with the national [...] Read more.
Water canal networks that are widely used for irrigation are an equally good source of micropower generation to be fed to the nearby areas. A practical example of such a system is the micro-hydro generation at Renala Khurd Pakistan integrated with the national grid known as hydro–grid configuration. Apart from the rare Renala Khurd hydro generation example, solar photovoltaic generation integrated with a mainstream network, i.e., solar PV-Grid configuration, is widely used. The integrated operation of combinations of primary distributed generation sources has different operational attributes in terms of economics and reliability that are needed to be quantified before installation. So far, various combinations of primary distributed generation sources have been simulated and their accumulative impact on project economics and reliability have been reported. A detailed economic and reliability assessment of various configurations is needed for sustainable and cost-effective configuration selection. This study proposes a trigeneration combination of solar–hydro–grid with an optimal sizing scheme to reduce the solar system sizing and grid operational cost. A genetic algorithm based optimal sizing formulation is developed using fixed hydro and variable solar and grid systems with a number of pre-defined constraints. The hydro–grid, solar–grid, and grid–hydro–solar configurations are simulated in HOMER Pro software to analyze the economic impact, and to undertake reliability assessments under various configurations of the project. Finally, optimal values of the genetic algorithm are provided to the HOMER Pro software search space for simulating the grid–hydro–solar configuration. It was revealed that the net present cost (NPC) of hydro-to-grid configuration was 23% lower than the grid–hydro–solar configuration, whereas the NPC of grid–hydro–solar without optimal sizing was 40% lower than the solar–grid configuration, and the NPC of grid–solar–hydro with the genetic algorithm was 36% lower than the hydro–grid configuration, 50.90% lower than solar–grid–hydro without the genetic algorithm, and 17.1% lower than the grid–solar configuration, thus proving utilization of trigeneration sources integration to be a feasible solution for areas where canal hydropower is available. Full article
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Assessing the Potential of Wind Energy as Sustainable Energy Production in Ramallah, Palestine
Sustainability 2022, 14(15), 9352; https://doi.org/10.3390/su14159352 - 30 Jul 2022
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The meteorological statistics collected from six-year wind speed data of Ramallah in Palestine are used to evaluate the potential of wind energy. The Weibull function is utilized to statistically assess the wind performance. An examination of the wind data using hourly wind directions [...] Read more.
The meteorological statistics collected from six-year wind speed data of Ramallah in Palestine are used to evaluate the potential of wind energy. The Weibull function is utilized to statistically assess the wind performance. An examination of the wind data using hourly wind directions and speeds throughout the six-year period between 2016 and 2021. The investigation revealed that the Weibull model provided a precise explanation of the actual wind data using the maximum likelihood estimator approach for scale and shape parameters. The most prevalent wind direction in Ramallah was west-northwest, accounting for 29.5% of all occurrences. Summer months have the maximum power density, reaching 129.9 at 50 m, 196.0 at 75 m, and 268.9 W/m2 at 100 m. In the conclusion, yearly energy outputs, capacity factors, and economic potential for fifteen wind turbines ranging in size from 0.5 to 5 MW had been evaluated. It was revealed that the greatest capacity factor is about 36% and has a high economic potential at a cost of less than 0.07 $/kWh for an appropriate selection of wind turbine models. This baseline research will be utilized as a decision-making basis for the best and most economical wind energy investment in Palestine. Full article
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