Advanced Applications of Supercritical Fluids in Energy Systems

Advanced Applications of Supercritical Fluids in Energy Systems

Lin Chen (Tohoku University, Japan & Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan) and Yuhiro Iwamoto (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: March, 2017|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 682
ISBN13: 9781522520474|ISBN10: 1522520473|EISBN13: 9781522520481|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2047-4


Supercritical fluids have been utilized for numerous scientific advancements and industrial innovations. As the concern for environmental sustainability grows, these fluids have been increasingly used for energy efficiency purposes.

Advanced Applications of Supercritical Fluids in Energy Systems is a pivotal reference source for the latest academic material on the integration of supercritical fluids into contemporary energy-related applications. Highlighting innovative discussions on topics such as renewable energy, fluid dynamics, and heat and mass transfer, this book is ideally designed for researchers, academics, professionals, graduate students, and practitioners interested in the latest trends in energy conversion.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Compressible Flow
  • Cryogenics
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Renewable Energy
  • Supercritical Engines and Turbines

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Lin Chen is now a granted JSPS Research Fellow in Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University, Japan. He obtained his B.E and PhD in Mechanics (Energy and Resources Engineering) from Peking University. His current research topics include energy resources, oceanic methane hydrate utilization, supercritical fluids, microscale compressible fluid flows, and multiscale heat/mass transfer. He has authored over 80 international journal papers and/or conference presentations, and books/chapters. He received the Outstanding Young Scholar of the MOE (China) in 2012 and 2013, the Innovation Award in 2011, 2012, and 2014, the Best Paper of the Chinese Association of Refrigeration in 2015, and the Elsevier Excellent Reviewer of the year in 2013, 2014, and 2015. He is also a Reviewer, an Editorial/Advisory Member, and the Guest Editor of many renowned international journals. He is currently an Executive Editor of the Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering (Elsevier).
Yuhiro Iwamoto is currently an Assistant professor of Department of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan since June 2016. He is also a Collaborative Researcher of Institute of Fluid Science (IFS) in Tohoku University, Japan since April 2014. He received B.Eng. (2008), M.Sc. (2010) and Ph.D. of Dr. Eng. (2013) in Doshisha University. He has received several awards, e.g. Research Fellow of The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science from 2011 to 2013 and so on. He has engaged in researches on experimental and computational fluid mechanics and engineering, involving basic study and application for supercritical CO2 and magnetic functional fluids. He is currently interested in and engages in research on effective utilization of CO2, e.g. a Solar Rankine System and Solar Water Heater using Supercritical CO2 and Ultra-Low-Temperature Refrigeration System using Dry Ice. He also numerically approaches these topics using Lattice Boltzmann Method as numerical scheme and General-Purpose of Computing on Graphics Processing Units (GPGPU) as a technique for high performance computing. Many reviewed journal papers have been published in these fields.