About this Research Topic
The development and evolution of sustainable energy systems have been in line with the history of thermal sciences research. Internal combustion engines, steam generators, turbines and heat exchangers are examples of great products from the heat transfer research community. As in the past, modern research in heat transfer has had a profound impact on the birth and development of sustainable energy systems. Heat and mass transfer plays a vital role not only in thermal energy driven systems such as solar thermal, geothermal, and biomass, but also in non-thermal energy systems including fuel cells, hydrogen conversion and generation systems, and electric vehicle batteries.
Sustainable energy systems are passing through the early stages of development from a long-term perspective. They are evolving toward the maxima of efficiency, controllability and miniaturization. In consonance with this, new findings and advances in heat and mass transfer are in high demand. The purpose of this Research Topic is to present the recent progress and advanced technologies of heat and mass transfer research in sustainable energy systems.
Original Research papers and Review papers including but not limited to the following areas of interest are welcome:
· Heat and mass transfer in solar thermal, geothermal, and biomass
· Thermal control for fuel cells, electric energy storage systems, and solar PV
· Analysis or optimization of thermal energy storage systems
· Heat and mass transfer in hydrogen energy conversion/generation/storage
· Performance analysis of building integrated photovoltaic/thermal systems
· Heat transfer in advanced building components
· Advanced theories and techniques to increase the performances of thermal systems or components
· Advanced theories and techniques to enhance condensation or boiling heat transfer
· A novel heat transfer surfaces to alter heat transfer mode or process
Keywords: Heat and Mass Transfer, Sustainable Energy Systems, Energy Conversion, Thermal Energy Storage, Phase-change Heat Transfer
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