Journal of Energy Conservation

Ongoing Special Issue - 3

 

Welcome to our special issue, "Biofuels and Beyond: Sustainable Waste Valorization for Clean Energy Production". We are seeking original papers that offer significant and innovative contributions to this important topic. Our goal is to explore sustainable waste valorization methods that can be used to produce clean energy, with a focus on biofuels and other renewable energy sources.

 

Biofuels

 

Special Issue By: Dr. Ahmed Alengebawy

Title: Biofuels and Beyond: Sustainable Waste Valorization for Clean Energy Production

 

 

Topics of interest include:

  • Waste valorization
  • Biomass conversion
  • Biofuels
  • Sustainable energy production
  • Feedstocks
  • Organic waste
  • Biofertilizer
  • Conversion processes
  • Innovative technologies
  • Integrated approaches
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Life cycle assessment
  • GHG emissions
  • Climate change
  • Circular bio-economy

 

Description:

 

Biofuels have received a lot of attention as a practical way to combat climate change and meet the worldwide need to switch to renewable energy sources. Because they can lessen the release of greenhouse gases and boost energy reliability. Biofuels are a kind of fuel made from organic waste, such as corn, wood chips, and other waste products, as well as other renewable biological resources. Sustainable waste material valorization is seen as a very promising approach to biofuel generation. This technology offers a sustainable energy source while also decreasing trash disposal and pollution. In addition to biofuels, sustainable waste valorization has the potential to produce other useful goods, such as bio-based chemicals and fertilizers. Organic waste may be converted into a nutrient-rich liquid fertilizer by anaerobic digestion. Soil fertility may be raised without resorting to chemical fertilizers if this fertilizer is employed instead. This approach may help reduce the environmental damage caused by farming by speeding up the end of the nutrient cycle.

With a focus on biofuels and other sustainable alternatives, this proposed Special Issue aims to highlight the most recent advances in research and development related to waste valorization for the purpose of clean energy production. Agricultural waste, municipal solid waste, forestry waste, industrial waste, and other recyclable materials are just some of the waste streams that will be addressed in the forthcoming publication on the production of biofuels and other sustainable energy sources. The current issue aims to investigate novel technologies and methodologies that can facilitate the effective and sustainable transformation of waste materials into valuable sources of energy. Moreover, it explores the obstacles and prospects linked to the expansion of inventive waste valorization technologies, as well as their combination with current energy systems. The special issue involves subjects associated with the environmental consequences of biofuel production and integration. These topics include but are not limited to, greenhouse gas emissions, land-use change, water resources, air pollution, and biodiversity. Additionally, the issue incorporates life cycle assessment studies. The topic at hand delves into novel approaches aimed at reducing the negative environmental implications associated with bioenergy initiatives. The objective of the Special Issue is to furnish a thorough outline of the most recent advancements in sustainable waste valorization with regard to generating clean energy and to encourage additional research in this pivotal domain.

 

Possible Contributions:

  • A critical analysis of technologies for the valorization of waste towards the attainment of sustainable energy production.
  • Exploration of novel feedstock options for the purpose of biofuel generation and their prospective viability.
  • Reviewing case studies for successful waste-to-energy initiatives.
  • The assessment of the ecological consequences of waste valorization procedures.
  • The investigation of the incorporation of waste valorization techniques into pre-existing energy systems.
  • An analysis of the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of various waste valorization technologies.
  • The creation of innovative methods and procedures for the conversion of waste into usable energy sources that promote sustainability.
  • Environmental impact assessment analyses of different biofuel production approaches.
  • An investigation into the possibility of utilizing waste valorization as a means of promoting a circular economy.

 

Ongoing Special Issue - 2

 

Special Issue On -  Pressure Swing Adsorption System to Separate Nitrogen, Methane and Ethane from the Petrochemical Flare Gas

Special issue By -  Dr. Javadi Shokroo

This special issue calls for original papers with important and novel contributions related to – “Pressure Swing Adsorption System to Separate Nitrogen, Methane and Ethane from the Petrochemical Flare Gas ”

 

Topics of interest include

  • Flare gas recovery
  • Nitrogen recovery
  • Methane recovery
  • Ethane recovery
  • Pressure swing adsorption
  • Pilot plant experiments


Reviews which include the comparative view, Original research papers as well as short communications and letters on new developments and applications are welcome and are to be written in Standard English. Formatting a manuscript with headings and Sub headings is necessary and views are to be presented clearly. New approaches are mainly of interest.


Metrics:

  • Acceptance period: 14 days from the submitted date
  • People involved: Dr. Javadi Shokroo  - Editor


The importance and need for this special issue:
The main object of this special issue was to apply a pilot plant to simultaneous nitrogen, methane, and ethane separation from a flare gas in a domestic industrial petrochemical unit. In order to realize of experimental section, a two-stage semi-industrial unit was set up in FAPKCO Engineering Group of Iran with a length of 70 cm, an i.d. of 4.5 cm and also equipped with control and analysis systems of feed and product streams. To investigate the PSA unit, a 6-step cycle includes steps such as Pressurization with feed, Adsorption, Equalization to Depressurization, Blow Down, Purge and Equalization to Pressurization. The experiments are designed in a way to take into account the effect of adsorption step pressure, purge flow rate, adsorption step time, and length of the absorbent layer, and also feed flow rate on process performance. The operation pressure was considered in the range of 9-13 bar. In addition, the simulation of the PSA process using an axially dispersed plug flow model, three-component Langmuir-Freundlich adsorption isotherm model and linear driving force model was made by using MATLAB® software and Rang-Kutta Gill scheme to reach a sufficiently high study. Therefore, theoretical and empirical results are presented. 

 

Ongoing Special Issue - 1

 

Special Issue On -  Renewable Energy and Green Practices

Special issue By -  Dr. Syed Abdul Rehman

This special issue calls for original papers with important and novel contributions related to – “Renewable energy and Green practices ”

 

Topics of interest include

  • Green energy
  • Bio-fuels
  • Solar energy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Global warming
  • Climate change
  • Environmental degradation
  • Wind energy
  • Sustainable economic growth
  • Ecological business practices


Reviews which include the comparative view, Original research papers as well as short communications and letters on new developments and applications are welcome and are to be written in Standard English. Formatting a manuscript with headings and Sub headings is necessary and views are to be presented clearly. New approaches are mainly of interest.


Metrics:

  • Acceptance period: 14 days from the submitted date
  • People involved: Dr. Syed Abdul Rehman  - Editor


The importance and need for this special issue:
Sustainable energy refers to the use of natural environmental cycles to generate an infinite supply of energy that is nonpolluting. Renewable energy offers renewability and cleanliness as two advantages over conventional energy. Renewable energy includes solar energy, hydro-power, wind energy, marine energy, geothermal energy, hydrogen power, and biomass energy. A number of people also call these “green energies”
Sustainable energy is renewable and low in pollution and energy consumption. In addition, it is unaffected by energy shortages. However, they are influenced by natural conditions—for example, hydraulic, wind and solar power generation are all necessarily dependent on resource availability. In addition, investment and maintenance costs are high, and efficiency is low. Therefore, the costs of power generation are high. A number of scientists are seeking new technologies and methods for improving renewable energy. Renewable energy is certain to play an increasingly critical role as Earth’s resources are depleted. 

 

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