This book is devoted to the analysis and applications of energy, exergy, and environmental issues in all sectors of the economy, including industrial processes, transportation, buildings, and services. Energy sources and technologies considered are hydrocarbons, wind and solar energy, fuel cells, as well as thermal and electrical storage. This book provides theoretical insights, along with state-of-the-art case studies and examples and will appeal to the academic community, but also to energy and environmental professionals and decision makers.
Sandro Nizetic is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FESB) at University of Split (Croatia). He obtained his PhD at University of Split at 2009 and was the youngest PhD in the history of the Faculty and received state prize for the research for 2016. He has experience in theoretical and applied thermodynamics, HVAC systems, energy efficiency in buildings, rational usage of energy, utilization of renewable energy sources, and more than fifteen years of the teaching experience. He is head of the laboratory for thermodynamics and energy efficiency (LTEF-Laboratory) at University of Split.
He served as the vice dean for the research at faculty of FESB and also as the deputy minister in the Croatian government. From 2005 he is an ASHRAE member and also ASHRAE student branch advisor at University of Split. From 2009 to 2013 he was UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) project coordinator in Croatia on projects related to the implementation of Energy Efficiency measures in public buildings. He was also the head of the research project from 2008 to 2013 related to the development of a novel energy concept (solar power plant with short diffuser).
He has visited several research and educational institutions worldwide as visiting researcher or as visiting lecturer and he is author or co-author of 35 peer-reviewed research papers and more than 30 conference papers as well as several techno-economic professional case studies for the industry. He has organized and chaired several international conferences (IEEES9-2017, ICH2P-2018, ICRCI-2018, SpliTech2016, SpliTech2017 and Splitech2018) and co-founder of the SpliTech conference (International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies). He served as a guest Editor in SI of International Journal of Energy Research (Taylor&Francis), International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Elsevier), Thermal Science (Vinca Institue) and International Journal of Exergy (Inderscience).
He is editorial board member in several international journals: Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier), International Journal of Sustainable Energy (Taylor&Francis, UK), International Journal of Engineering Modelling (UNIST) and International Journal of Energy Production and Management (WIT press, UK).
Professor Dr. Agis M. Papadopoulos
Agis M. Papadopoulos has studied Mechanical Engineering at the Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Greece (Diploma, 1989), at Cranfield University, UK, (MSc, 1991), and obtained his Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, at the Aristotle University in 1994.
Since 1998 he is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Aristotle University Thessaloniki and since 2013 Director of the Process Equipment Design Laboratory at the same Department. His main research interests lie in the fields of (a) Energy efficiency and integration of RES technologies in the built environment, (b) Development and evaluation of energy conservation technologies and materials and (c) Policies and regulatory issues on energy efficiency and RES.
He has coordinated more than 60 national and international research projects and authored or co-authored more than 110 papers published in peer reviewed journals, and 250 published in conference proceedings. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Sustainable Energy.
He is, or has been, a visiting Professor at the University of Cyprus, the International Hellenic University and the TU Hamburg-Harburg, Germany.
From April 2014 until January 2018 he was Vice-Chairman of the Governing Board of the Open University of Cyprus.
Energy Analysis and Energy storage technologies.- Energy Systems, Components & Applications.- Sustainable Energy and the Environment.- Solar Energy Technologies.- Energy efficiency in the building sector.- Index.