Title

Selected Papers Presented at the First International Workshop on Heat Transfer Advances for Energy Conservation and Pollution Control

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Energy consumption and environmental pollution associated with use of energy have become a prominent problem worldwide. Over the last couple of decades the world has witnessed extensive embracement of energy-efficient, cost-effective, renewable, green and clean technologies in a variety of products and processes of energy conservation and pollution control. Typical applications can be found in heat exchangers, cooling of gas turbines and electronics, fuel cells, solar energy utilization, biofuel technologies, and so on, where heat transfer may play a key role. To provide an international forum for exchange of latest technological development, dissemination of high-quality research results, and presentation of recent advances on heat/mass transfer problems in relevant areas, the first International Workshop on Heat Transfer Advances for EnergyConservation and Pollution Control (IWHT2011) was held successfully in Xi’an, China, October 17–20, 2011. The host of the event was the Key Laboratory of Thermo-Fluid Science and Engineering, Ministry of Education, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. More than 150 researchers from more than 10 countries and areas attended the workshop. The majority of more than 100 submissions received were deemed of high quality by the organization committee, and sorted into 4 plenary lectures, 18 keynote lectures, and more than 70 regular research papers, covering an extensive field in the oil and chemical engineering industry, engines, gas turbines cooling, fuel cells, solar energy, and more. Proceedings of IWHT2011 provide great references and reviews of the latest development in the field of heat/mass transfer in energy conservation and pollution control. This special issue consists of 27 original papers that elaborate on work presented at IWHT2011. The authors include both internationally prominent scholars and graduate students. All the papers have been rigorously reviewed according to the journal standard. The papers cover the range of topics within the workshop, that is, renewable and clean energy, heat transfer in high temperature systems, heat transfer enhancement techniques, multiphase heat transfer, heat transfer in compact heat exchangers, heat transfer in porous media, radiative heat transfer, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and numerical heat transfer, energy conservation, and storage techniques. The list of sponsors of the IWHT2011 included the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Chinese Society of Engineering Thermophysics, International Center for Heat and Mass Transfer, and Xi’an Jiaotong University. The organizers of IWHT2011 and the editors of this special issue were Qiuwang Wang (Chair), Bengt Sundén (Co-Chair), Yitung Chen (Co-Chair), Zhixiong Guo (Co-Chair), and Petr Stehlík. The Chairpersons of the International Scientific and Advisory Committee were Wenquan Tao (China), Bengt Sundén (Sweden), Afshin Ghajar (USA), and Petr Stehlík (Czech Republic). During the committee meeting of IWHT2011, it was decided to hold the workshop every other year. The next workshop is going to be held in Xi’an, China, in October 2013. We very much appreciate Professor Afshin J. Ghajar, editor-in-chief of Heat Transfer Engineering, for his dedication to the field of heat transfer engineering and his support for publishing this special issue in Heat Transfer Engineering. The enormous assistance provided by Dr. Jian Yang (Secretariat of IWHT2011) and Shiyang Li (PhD student) of Xi’an Jiaotong University is greatly acknowledged.

Disciplines

Energy Systems | Heat Transfer, Combustion | Mechanical Engineering | Oil, Gas, and Energy | Sustainability

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