Thermal engineering for sustainable technologies

Surendra Singh Kachhwaha, Nishith B. Desai*, Santanu Bandyopadhyay

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Thermal engineering is playing an important role in development of sustainable technologies especially in the scope of renewable energy, energy storage, and energy saving. This issue is devoted to the theme of thermal engineering for sustainable technologies covering few papers presented in the 12th International Conference on Thermal Engineering: Theory and Applications (ICTEA2019). The ICTEA conference series was inspired to assist and provide opportunities for professional development among scientists and engineers working in the field of thermal engineering and its applications. The vital need for such developments persists for a long time, despite the dedicated commitment of regional governments in developing countries to raise the standard of undergraduate education and to create world-class research capabilities in the institutions of higher education. The purpose of starting an international conference like ICTEA is to meet this requirement and to provide a well-structured platform to expedite interdisciplinary research activities and productivity in the region, as well as providing a well-established point of contact and worldwide networking. Such a conference can serve as a focal point for the gathering of scientists and engineers. The theme “Thermal Engineering” has been selected as an umbrella title for the conference series because of its encompassing meaning, and the wide range of research areas covered under this theme are of equally important in the developing and developed world. A wide range of interdisciplinary topics related to the environment, energy, petroleum, and construction are the obvious examples of thermal engineering applications that are crucial for the industrial and economic development.

The first conference on Thermal Engineering was held in Beirut, Lebanon, from 31st May to 4th June, 2004. Looking at the success beyond expectations, the series continued, and the next conference was held in the United Arab Emirates from 3rd January to 6th January, 2006. Since then, Ryerson University, Canada, has been organizing the conference series in Thermal Engineering and continued at Jordan, Oman, Morocco, and Doha. The 12th conference of the series was held in India at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

After a careful selection procedure, invitations were sent to the ICTEA 2019 authors to prepare extended articles based on the relevance to the journal and the reviews of the conference version of the papers. Out of seventeen submitted articles, after thorough reviewing procedures, seven were finally accepted for this special issue section of Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy (CTEP). We appreciate the willingness of the authors for helping in organizing this special issue. We are thankful to the CTEP journal publisher, Editor in Chief, and Production Editor for supporting this publication. We hope that the readers will be benefitted from the content of this special issue.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1063
JournalClean Technologies and Environmental Policy
Volume23
Number of pages1
ISSN1618-954X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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