About this Research Topic
The main goal of this Research Topic collection is to provide recent investigations and advances on heat and mass transfer applied to industrial and energy processes through theoretical, experimental, or numerical simulation. Contributions will be an asset to improve production processes, production rate, industrial equipment design, energy efficiency, the impulse of renewable energies, and the development of new technologies. The objective is to cover turbulent and laminar flow, single and multiphase flow, reactive and non-reactive flow, steady and transient cases, atmospheric and high-pressure systems, computational methods, and material processing and manufacturing system from small scales to large scales in the physic-chemical field.
This Research Topic collection covers relevant investigations and advances on heat and mass transfer applied to industrial and energy issues. A wide range of applications and other interesting topics are considered for theoretical, numerical, experimental, and global studies. This special issue covers the following themes but is not limited to:
• Thermal processes: heat exchangers, solar thermal systems, desalination;
• Mass transfer processes: drying process, evaporative cooling, desalination;
• Single, multiphase, phase change flows, flow with one or more than two thermodynamic phases;
• Phase change phenomena; boiling, condensation;
• High-pressure systems; gasification process, internal combustion engines, gas turbines, supercritical phenomena;
• Reactive or non-reactive flows; fluid flows with or without chemical reactions;
• Numerical simulations;
• Process equipment: design, innovation, performance studies;
• Materials processing;
• Manufacturing systems;
• Power generation;
• Energy efficiency;
• Net-zero energy buildings;
• Renewable energy systems;
• New technologies.
Keywords: Thermal process, Mass transfer process, Industrial equipment, Combustion process, Reactive system, Non-reactive system, Renewable energy, Energy efficiency, Numerical simulations, Material processing, Manufacturing systems
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