Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend International Summit on Conventional and Sustainable Energies Orlando, Florida, USA.

Day 2 :

Keynote Forum

Mischa Morgera

MM Consulting & Associates, USA

Keynote: Commissioning for net zero energy management and challenges

Time : 09:30-10:05

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Biography:

Mischa Morgera is a Certified Qualified Commissioning Professional (QCxP) for new and existing facilities, Certified Sustainability Manager (CSM), LEED Green Associate (GA), Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA); licensure in Florida as a Certified Mechanical Contractor (CMC), Building Plans Examiner (PX), and Mechanical Inspector (MI); and licensure as a registered Professional Engineer (PE) of Ontario, Canada. She has over 25 years of experience in Sustainable Energy Building Construction in both public and private sectors. She is trained in the USA and Canada in Building Construction Engineering and in the UK in Business Administration, she has demonstrated proven leadership within the building construction industry, delivering sustainable energy efficiency and commissioning of major construction projects in excess of $50M and providing successful project management for new and existing facilities ranging from $10K to $150M. An advisor on USGBC's Board of Governing Council, her sustainability directives have achieved LEED silver and LEED gold certifications in buildings over 250,000 SF

Abstract:

Commissioning for Net Zero Energy Management is important, due to stringent code requirements and standards, e.g., IECC 2015, ASHRAE 90.1 2016, IGCC, and USGBC LEED; rising costs of electricity; and the Federal Government Net Zero Mandate. Clients are requiring net zero energy for new and, in some cases, existing construction. Buildings are the largest energy consumer in the USA, consuming approximately 40% of primary energy, 72% of electricity, and 55% of natural gas. Commissioning for Net Zero Energy Management is generally consistent with an Energy Use Intensity (EUI) goal mindset, where the building is commissioned for performance. A portion of energy usage can typically be provided with sustainable energy technologies. This keynote will present the differences between traditional Commissioning and Commissioning for Net Zero Energy Management, discuss the challenges in its implementation, and present a number of case studies.

 

Keynote Forum

V Beschkov

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

Keynote: Sustainable energy production from natural water resources by sulfide driven fuel cell
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Biography:

V Beschkov, PhD, DSc has got his PhD and his DSc degree from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. His present interests are chemical and biochemical processes for environment protection and utilization of renewable energy sources. He participated in 30 scientific projects and in 19 applied ones. The most important project he has been working on is “Hydrogen Production from Black Sea Water by Sulfide-Driven Fuel Cell”, financed by the FP7. He published over 200 scientific papers, monographs and chapters in selected issues. Over 1300 citations of his papers have been noted (h-index=20). 

Abstract:

Hydrogen sulfide is frequently present in natural waters, like mineral springs, but mostly it is found in marine water with low renewal rate. The Black Sea is the water pond with extremely high hydrogen sulfide content, estimated to some 4.6 Gt, thus increasing in time. The utilization of this enormous amount could be accomplished in different ways, but the most promising is its direct conversion into electricity. This result can be attained by sulfide driven fuel cell (SDFC), converting sulfide to sulfate thus releasing up to 26 GJ/t. This work presents experimental data in laboratory scale SDFC for sulfide conversion into sulfate, sulfite and polysulfide releasing different amounts of electric energy. Experiments are carried out at initial sulfide concentrations from 10 to 300 mg/l. Sulfate, sulfite and polysulfide ions are detected in the outlet solutions from the fuel cell. The quantitative results showed good agreement with the chemical analyses. Most of the results showed attained high efficiencies of the fuel cell, i.e. up to 80%. The next efforts will be dedicated to attainment of high current and power densities suitable for direct practical applications. The practical applications of this method could be extended to other purposes, like treatment of polluted water together with utilization as energy.

Keynote Forum

Michael K H Leung

City University of Hong Kong, China

Keynote: Functional nanomaterials for sustainable energy
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Biography:

Michael K H Leung is a Professor and Associate Dean in the School of Energy and Environment at the City University of Hong Kong. He is also the Director of Ability R&D Energy Research Centre at CityU. His research interests include solar photocatalysis, fuel-cell electrochemistry and advanced refrigeration. He has published 130+ journal papers, 70+ conference papers, 15 books/book chapters, and 6 patents. He is listed as a highly cited scholar in Energy Science and Engineering by ShanghaiRanking and Elsevier.

 

Abstract:

Advanced energy conversion and storage technologies, including fuel cell, metal-air and metal-sulfur batteries, solar photovoltaics and photocatalysis, etc., are shaping the future of sustainable energy. The development of functional nanomaterials plays a crucial role as core driving force for the revolution of these technologies. Present active research efforts aim to achieve scientific breakthrough via (1) engineering intrinsic properties, such as bandgap, charge carrier mobility, charge and spin density distribution etc., and (2) increasing active sites, including morphology control, preferred crystalline facet control, increasing specific surface area, etc. In this presentation, the speaker will discuss the latest development and future trend of nano-photocatalysts and carbon-based electrode materials for various applications towards sustainable energy.

 

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Biography:

Elias (Lee) Stefanakos is presently Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the Clean Energy Research Center (CERC), University of South Florida (USF), in Tampa, Florida. Up to August 2003 and for 13 years he was Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering at USF. He is Chief Editor of the Journal of Power and Energy Engineering (JPEE) and Associate Editor of the Journal of Solar Energy (Photovoltaics). He is co-editor of two handbooks (Solar Radiation and Hydrogen Energy), has published over 200 research papers in refereed journals and international conferences and has 15 patents in the areas of smart materials, renewable energy components and systems, hydrogen and fuel cells, and electric vehicles He has been a consultant to a number of companies and international organizations. CERC is an interdisciplinary center whose mission is the development of smart materials and clean energy systems with emphasis on technology development and technology transfer (http://cerc.eng.usf.edu/).

 

Abstract:

A sustainable energy future could be secured by the use of a mixture of renewable and conventional energy sources. The timeline for achieving such a secure and sustainable energy future is difficult to project, however, in the mix of these energies, solar power plants with energy storage will certainly play a very significant role. In this presentation, a brief overview of photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar thermal (CSP) power plants as well as energy storage will be given. A number of factors will determine the widespread utilization of solar power, such as available solar radiation (location) and cost. Electrochemical and thermal energy storage will play a big role in the process of mitigating the problem of solar energy intermittency. The present technologies, costs and projected costs of PV and CSP power plants and energy storage will be presented.

 

Keynote Forum

Keyou Yan

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Keynote: New-generation photovoltaic technology based on hybrid materials
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Biography:

The next generation of solar cell seeks to enhance both efficiency and cost-effectiveness through the use of new materials and simple processes. Solution-processed and printable technologies, using semiconductor nanocrystals, organic molecules and hybrid materials, offer an attractive route towards achieving these grand goals. These technologies need to well understand the basic chemistry, surface and interface. This presentation is focused on the development of dye sentitized solar cell and perovskite solar cell using nanostructured materials and hybrid material. Colloidal quantum structure and plasmonic nanostructures et al are employed for multicolored, multifunctional, and next-generation photovoltaic devices that go beyond the traditional material and solar cells. The solution and coordination chemistry will be in detail invesitigated to reduce the efficiency-cost-stability gap towards commecialization.

 

Abstract:

Keyou Yan is research assistant professor in The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He received Ph.D. in 2013 from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). After postdoc research, he joined the Department of Electronic Engineering as faculty in CUHK in July 2016. He worked on low-cost new-generation photovoltaic technology using nanostructure and hybrid material in the past years. Prof Yan has published 50+ refereed journal papers and had total citations of ~3000 , including Nature Communications, JACS, Advanced Functional Materials et al. He is a member of ACS.

 

 

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Biography:

Prasanta Kumar Biswas has done his PhD, Calcutta University, joined CSIR-CGCRI as a Scientist in 1984 and initiated developmental work on soft chemistry based thin films on glass for optics and nanostructured semiconductors. He has about 150 publications, six Indian patents and led international collaborative projects with Germany, France, USA, Japan and Slovenia. He retired in 2012 as a Chief Scientist. He was then in IIT Roorkee as an Honorary Fellow. Currently, he is Honorary Visiting Professor of Barasat College, WBSU. He is the recipient of MRSI Medal award from Material Research Society of India and the elected Fellow, FAScT of WAST, India.

 

Abstract:

Solar radiation (~0.2–2.5 µm) on earth surface involves illumination and heat generation as it covers the electromagnetic waves of visible and near-IR region. The Air Mass (AM) spectrum of solar radiation shows irradiance decreases with the increase in tilted angle. Hence, designing of window glass system should be made in such a manner that solar radiation should enter the room at high angle of incidence highlighting reasonable illumination (100–300 lux) and suitable thermal comfort. To remove the unwanted heat absorption by glass, a suitable layer of low thermal emissivity with heat reflection property should be deposited onto the window glass. On the basis of this idea a low-e material, indium antimony oxide (IAO) (In: Sb=97:07), a wide band gap semiconductor (band gap, ~3.5 eV) has been chosen and deposited on to window glass of dimensions, 500 mm x 500 mm by soft chemistry method. The developed film is transparent in the visible and electrically conducting with >25% reflection in the Mid-IR region. The performance of the film as window glass fenestration in day time is characterized by evaluating direct solar optical properties from the spectral data measured at different angles of incidence by UV–VIS–NIR spectroscopy. Major work was executed at CSIR-CGCRI, India in collaboration with the School of Energy Studies, Jadavpur University, and Kolkata, India. The outcome of the work is prospective and this will be discussed in the talk.