Special Issues

Innovative Heat Transfer Fluids for Enhanced Energy Sustainability in Thermal Systems

Submission Deadline: 31 March 2025 View: 98 Submit to Special Issue

Guest Editors

Hitesh Panchal, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Departement, Government Engineering College Patan, Gujarat, India
Dr. Panchal has published more than 150 research papers in reputed International Journals. Dr. Panchal obtained 28 prestigious awards, including Tech GURU Award, Pedagogical Innovation Award, SSIP Prashansha Award, Preeminent Researcher Award, Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, Young Scientist Award, Bright Researchers Award, and many more. Dr. Panchal has completed 2 Research projects from GUJCOST and SYST, DST, and is currently working on a Research project under a STEM grant, Education Department, Government of Gujarat. He filed 34 Full patents and 20 Industrial designs, and among them, two full patents and eighteen industrial designs were granted. Currently, He is serving as Editor, Associate editor and editorial board member in many journals. His areas of interest include Solar Desalination, I C Engine emission analysis & Control, Automobile engineering, etc. Dr. Panchal was selected in the Top 2 % Indian scientists in the Energy Category published by Stanford University from 2019 to 2023 and the top 100 Indian scientists in the Engineering and technology category by research.com.

Medhat Elklawy, Associate Professor, Tanta University, Egypt
Dr. Eng Medhat Elkelawy obtained his B.E B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (Energy Engineering). In 2000, Dr. M. Elkelawy received his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Energy Eng.), I C Engine & Automobile, from Mechanical Power Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt, in 2004. He received his PhD in Power Engineering and Engineering Thermo-physics, IC Engine & Combustion System, in 2009 from the School of Energy &Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. Prof. Dr. M. Elkelawy is working as a professor (Associate) in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Tanta University, Egypt. Dr. M. Elkelawy has published more than 150 research papers in reputed International Journal publications and conferences. Dr. Medhat Elkelawy has completed more than eight research projects from China, STDF, Tanta University, and he is the head of the internal combustion engine laboratory at Tanta University. He is currently working in the field of experimental and numerical simulation studies on the combustion and exhaust emissions of conventional and nonconventional engines, such as Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCl) engines operated with different kinds of fuel.

Ali etem Gurel, Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Duzce University, Turkey
Prof. Dr. Gürel has been working at the Department of Electricity and Energy, Düzce University, since 2010. He is currently the Director of the Düzce University Clean Energy Sources Application and Research Center. His current research deals with solar thermal energy systems, photovoltaic thermal systems, energy storage, refrigeration systems, heat pumps, energy analysis of thermal systems, nanofluids and drying systems. He has published more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed international journals. Dr. Gürel has edited 1 book on solar energy systems and their application, and he is a founding member and a current member of the organizing committee for the International Conference series on the International Engineering Research Symposium. He is an Associate Editor of Applied Solar Energy and Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E.

Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni, Assistant Professor, Centre for Advanced Materials, Qatar University, Qatar
Dr. Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni is an accomplished Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Advanced Materials, Qatar University. With a strong foundation in analytical chemistry, he embarked on his academic journey, earning a Master's degree from Andhra University, India. His pursuit of knowledge led him to the University of South Brittany in Lorient, France, where he earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering in 2012 under the guidance of Professor Yves Grohens. This marked the beginning of his impressive career in academia and research. Dr. Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni's contributions to the scientific community have been exceptional. His groundbreaking work earned him recognition as one of the world's top 2% scientists, a distinction conferred by Stanford University in 2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023. Qatar University has also acknowledged his remarkable achievements with honors. Boasting over 15 years of active research experience, Dr. Kishor has made significant strides in his field. His prolific publication record includes more than 400 research articles in esteemed international peer-reviewed journals, accumulating an impressive total citation count of 14700 and an h-index of 66. He has also authored 20 book chapters and served as the editor of 11 books, with several of his works featured in Springer's prestigious Top 25 e-book downloads of 2020. Dr. Kishor's innovative mindset is evident through his patent portfolio. He holds four US patents and two Indian patents, with five patent disclosures currently under consideration. As a visionary leader, he spearheads 11 research projects, encompassing grants from the Qatar National Research Fund, including NPRP, UREP, IRCC grants, as well as projects supported by Qatar University, collectively amounting to an impressive 5 million USD. A true collaborator, Dr. Kishor has actively engaged with researchers from diverse disciplines worldwide, boasting over 450 co-authors in fields such as computer science, biomedical sciences, industrial engineering, and electrical engineering. His global collaborations span countries like the USA, France, South Korea, Oman, Spain, Italy, Australia, and Malaysia. In summary, Dr. Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni is a distinguished figure in the world of academia and materials science, renowned for his prolific research contributions, innovative patents, and extensive collaborative efforts. His dedication to advancing knowledge and fostering international cooperation underscores his commitment to the scientific community.


The special issue "Innovative Heat Transfer Fluids for Enhanced Energy Sustainability in Thermal Systems" explores cutting-edge advancements in heat transfer fluids to improve the sustainability of thermal systems. It delves into novel solutions that address energy efficiency and environmental concerns. Researchers contribute insights on the development and application of innovative heat transfer fluids, emphasizing their role in enhancing overall system performance. The issue covers a range of topics, including the formulation of eco-friendly and high-temperature resistant fluids, their impact on energy storage and transfer, and their integration into various thermal systems. By presenting the latest findings and methodologies, the special issue aims to inspire further research and development in the field of heat transfer fluids, ultimately contributing to the sustainable evolution of thermal systems.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Advanced Formulations for Eco-Friendly Heat Transfer Fluids

High-Temperature Resistant Heat Transfer Fluids

Nanofluids for Enhanced Heat Transfer

Integration of Phase Change Materials (PCMs) in Heat Transfer Fluids

Applications of Heat Transfer Fluids in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Systems

Thermal Energy Storage Systems Using Novel Fluids

Heat Transfer Fluids in Industrial Processes

Performance Evaluation and Modeling of Novel Heat Transfer Fluids

Life Cycle Assessment of Heat Transfer Fluids

Regulatory and Safety Considerations for Innovative Heat Transfer Fluids


nanofluid; heat transfer fluid; life cycle cost analysis; phase change material

Published Papers

  • Open Access


    Exergy Analysis of a Solar Vapor Compression Refrigeration System Using R1234ze(E) as an Environmentally Friendly Replacement of R134a

    Zakaria Triki, Ahmed Selloum, Younes Chiba, Hichem Tahraoui, Dorsaf Mansour, Abdeltif Amrane, Meriem Zamouche, Mohammed Kebir, Jie Zhang
    Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer, DOI:10.32604/fhmt.2024.052223
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Innovative Heat Transfer Fluids for Enhanced Energy Sustainability in Thermal Systems)
    Abstract Refrigeration plays a significant role across various aspects of human life and consumes substantial amounts of electrical energy. The rapid advancement of green cooling technology presents numerous solar-powered refrigeration systems as viable alternatives to traditional refrigeration equipment. Exergy analysis is a key in identifying actual thermodynamic losses and improving the environmental and economic efficiency of refrigeration systems. In this study exergy analyze has been conducted for a solar-powered vapor compression refrigeration (SP-VCR) system in the region of Ghardaïa (Southern Algeria) utilizing R1234ze(E) fluid as an eco-friendly substitute for R134a refrigerant. A MATLAB-based numerical model was… More >

  • Open Access


    Experimental Study on the Bubble Dynamics of Magnetized Water Boiling

    Yang Cao, Jianshu Liu, Xuhui Meng
    Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol.22, No.2, pp. 675-685, 2024, DOI:10.32604/fhmt.2024.051208
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Innovative Heat Transfer Fluids for Enhanced Energy Sustainability in Thermal Systems)
    Abstract Boiling heat transfer, as an efficient heat transfer approach, that can absorb a large amount of latent heat during the vaporization, is especially suitable for heat transfer occasions with high heat flux demands. Experimental studies show that the surface tension coefficient of pure water can be reduced sharply (up to 25%) when it is magnetized by a magnetic field applied externally. In this paper, magnetized water (MW) was used as the work fluid to conduct boiling heat transfer experiments, to explore the influence of magnetization on the boiling characteristics of pure water. The electromagnetic device… More >

  • Open Access


    Optimizing Sustainability: Exergoenvironmental Analysis of a Multi-Effect Distillation with Thermal Vapor Compression System for Seawater Desalination

    Zineb Fergani, Zakaria Triki, Rabah Menasri, Hichem Tahraoui, Meriem Zamouche, Mohammed Kebir, Jie Zhang, Abdeltif Amrane
    Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol.22, No.2, pp. 455-473, 2024, DOI:10.32604/fhmt.2024.050332
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Innovative Heat Transfer Fluids for Enhanced Energy Sustainability in Thermal Systems)
    Abstract Seawater desalination stands as an increasingly indispensable solution to address global water scarcity issues. This study conducts a thorough exergoenvironmental analysis of a multi-effect distillation with thermal vapor compression (MED-TVC) system, a highly promising desalination technology. The MED-TVC system presents an energy-efficient approach to desalination by harnessing waste heat sources and incorporating thermal vapor compression. The primary objective of this research is to assess the system’s thermodynamic efficiency and environmental impact, considering both energy and exergy aspects. The investigation delves into the intricacies of energy and exergy losses within the MED-TVC process, providing a holistic… More >

Share Link