Heat Transfer Research
Special Issue dedicated to the International Symposium on Convective Heat and Mass Transfer in Sustainable Energy (CONV-09)
This special issue includes 9 papers selected from those presented at the International Symposium on Convective Heat and Mass Transfer in Sustainable Energy (CONV-09), held in Hammamet, Tunisia, April 26-May 1, 2009 and organized by the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT).
A total of 151 participants have attended the Symposium, including 66 Ph.D. students and 85 regular delegates. This makes the Symposium a successful one, as the objective of the Symposium is to bring together young scientists, researchers, and well-known experts in the field of heat and mass transfer. Distribution of the participants spanned over 30 countries.
8 invited keynote lectures and 113 papers have been presented at the Symposium. The keynote lectures have been delivered by well-known experts in the field: Professors Hans Muller-Steinhagen, Mohammed El Genk, Sadik Kakaç, Christophe Ménézo, Renato Cotta, Leonard Vasiliev, Leijin Guo, and Martinus Van Genuchten.
Recent and important advances in heat and mass transfer have been presented and discussed during the Symposium. A special focus has been given on the use and conversion of renewable energy, as well as energy production and protection of the environment. Conception and design of systems with low energy consumption are obviously becoming a great challenge for reducing pollution and emission of gases with greenhouse effects. They are a dominant factor for energy sustainability.
Lectures and papers presented at CONV-09 Symposium have included sustainable electricity and water for Europe and Mediterranean countries, convective heat and mass transfer in building and green houses, solar energy conversion and storage, cooling of fuel cells with micro-heat pipes and convection in microchannels. Dispersion of pollutants and their effects on ground and environment have been also discussed in depth. The contributions have highlighted different aspects and applications for electronic cooling, heat exchangers, jets, natural and forced convection as well as phase change and nanofluids.
The selected papers in this issue retain the flavor of the Symposium but have been expanded in some cases to include additional results. A wide range of topics were covered in the selected papers in this issue. It includes, the study of transient conjugated conduction-convection-radiation problems, determination of thermophysical properties of nanofluids, characterization of adsorption in metal hydrides, numerical modeling of steam reformers, and exergy consumption in heat exchangers. Convective heat transfer in solar conversion systems is analyzed in three papers that are concerned with natural convection from a constrained horizontal plate, theoretical and experimental study of a water phase change solar collector and instabilities in mixed convection in a vertical channel. Numerical study of conjugated heat transfer problems in parallel-plate micro-channels (including axial conduction in the fluid and the plate and also the viscous dissipation effects) is also presented here.
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