Energy Resources in Iraq: Status & Future Prospects

Submission Deadline: 30 January 2023 (closed)

Guest Editors

1.Prof. Dr. Hayder Abed Dhahad
Vice-chancellor for scientific & postgraduate affairs University of Technology- Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq.

2.Prof. Dr. Talal Yusaf
School of Engineering and Technology, Central Queensland University, Brisbane, 4009 Queensland, Australia.

3.Prof. Miqdam T. Chaichan
Director of Energy and Renewable Energies Technology Center, University of Technology- Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq. h-index: 36

4.Prof. Dr. Hussein A. Kazem
Engineering Faculty, Sohar University, Sohar, Oman.

5.Prof. Dr. Dhiya Al-Jumeily
School of Computer Science and Mathematics, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

6.Dr. Laith A. Alsadawi
Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Technology- Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq.

7.Dr. Thaer Al-Jadir
Environment research center, University of Technology- Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq. Research Impact and Visibility Manager at scientific and postgraduate affairs office, University of Technology- Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq.
Managing Editor at Oakland Publishing and Quality Conferences.


Iraq relies upon oil as the main energy source to cover its requirements. Increasing the demands on energy in near future could cause a problem. This special issue is intended for researchers in the energy sector with a focus on Iraq. This special issue can provide a recent platform reference with modern data and statistical analysis for the energy that exists in different Iraqi regions.

Recommended Topics:

1. Oil & gas technology in Iraq

2. Power electronics

3. Smart grids and microgrids

4. Energy and environment, sustainable transition

5. Carbon emission and utilization

6. Geothermal energy  

7. Renewable Energy (Solar, Wind, Hydrogen, Biomass, and Hydro).

8. Sustainable lighting design

9. Sustainable Approach to Energy Solutions

10. Clean, Green, and Intelligent of the Storage Energy Technologies

11. Advanced energy materials

12. Batteries, fuel cells, capacitors

13. Smart cities and urban management

14. Phase change materials for energy storage

15. New working fluids for energy applications

16. Advanced technology in CO2 and H2S Capture

The following types of articles are welcome:

1. Original Research

2. Short reports or Letters

3. Review Articles


This special issue will present details about alternative resources that are available in Iraq. It will also shed the light on the most prospective energy sources that can be used. We recommend that one of the authors (at least) should be from University of Technology- Iraq and the rest of authors from a different country to ensure diversity in research participation. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed before their acceptance for publication. All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal. The similarity of the manuscript must be below 20%. 


electric power in Iraq; oil and gas; solar power; renewable energy sources in Iraq; solar energy in Iraq; power scenario in Iraq; hydrogen energy

Published Papers

  • Open Access


    Waste Heat Recovery from a Drier Receiver of an A/C Unit Using Thermoelectric Generators

    Ali Jaber Abdulhamed, Aws Al-Akam, Ahmed A. Abduljabbar, Mohammed H. Alkhafaji
    Energy Engineering, Vol.120, No.8, pp. 1729-1746, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ee.2023.029069
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Energy Resources in Iraq: Status & Future Prospects)
    Abstract Thermoelectric generators (TEGs) are considered promising devices for waste heat recovery from various systems. The Seebeck effect can be utilized to generate power using the residual heat emitted by the filter dryer receiver (FDR) of an air conditioning (A/C) system, which would otherwise go to waste. The study aims to build a set of thermoelectric generators (TEG) to collect the waste heat of the FDR and generate low-power electricity. A novel electrical circuit with two transformers is designed and fabricated to produce a more stable voltage for operation and charging. The thermoelectric generator (TEGs) was installed on the FDR of… More >

  • Open Access


    Kinetic Modeling of Light Naphtha Hydroisomerization in an Industrial Universal Oil Products Penex™ Unit

    Ramzy S. Hamied, Zaidoon M. Shakor, Anfal H. Sadeiq, Adnan A. Abdul Razak, Ammar T. Khadim
    Energy Engineering, Vol.120, No.6, pp. 1371-1386, 2023, DOI:10.32604/ee.2023.028441
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Energy Resources in Iraq: Status & Future Prospects)
    Abstract Recently, the isomerization of light naphtha has been increasingly significant in assisting refiners in meeting sternness specifications for gasoline. Isomerization process provides refiners with the advantage of reducing sulfur, olefin, and benzene in the gasoline basin without significantly victimizing the octane. The mathematical modeling of a chemical reaction is a critical tool due to it can used to optimize the experimental data to estimate the optimum operating conditions for industrial reactors. This paper describes light naphtha isomerization reactions over a Pt/Al2O3-Cl catalyst at the Al-Dura Oil Refinery (Baghdad, Iraq) using a newly developed universal mathematical model. The proposed kinetic model… More >

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