Special Issue "Energy Production Systems"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2017)
Prof. Dr. Ali Elkamel
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
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Interests: energy and environmental engineering systems; air pollution modeling, simulation and control; sustainable development, planning and scheduling of process operations; dynamic modeling and optimization; combinatorial optimization
One of the grand challenges of this century is to supply energy to a growing population in an environmentally and economically sustainable way. Since no single technology can meet this ultimate energy challenge of the future on its own, a systems approach has been shown to be able to provide insight and data on how viable an energy production pathway can be. A diverse number of energy sources can be taken into account including biomass, hydroelectric, wind, solar, natural gas, coal, and nuclear energy. The scope of this Special Issue reflects these challenges, and aims to present solutions that effectively account for sustainability and lower greenhouse gas emissions, while meeting growing energy demands. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Decision frameworks that are based upon bottom-up views of industrial activities and top-down views of energy and other product demands
- Multi-period modeling frameworks that account for predictable trends and interactions
- Energy storage systems, energy management, and energy harvesting
- Long-term planning problems for the development of integrated system and which implicitly incorporate economic and sustainability considerations
- Interactions of energy supply networks at various scales
- Energy supply networks and electrified transportation networks
- Energy systems environmental impacts
- Renewable energy integration
- Modeling tools for energy systems
- Solution methodologies that integrate logic-based methods, decomposition techniques, robust optimization, and reformulation strategies
Prof. Dr. Ali Elkamel
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- Multi-period modeling
- energy storage
- energy management
- energy networks
- solution methodologies
- environmental impact
- systems integration
- sustainable energy