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Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development

This book deals with exergy and its applications to various energy systems and applications as a potential tool for design, analysis and optimization, and its role in minimizing and/or eliminating environmental impacts and providing sustainable development. In this regard, several key topics ranging from the basics of the thermodynamic concepts to advanced exergy analysis techniques in a wide range of applications are covered as outlined in the contents.

Upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students, researchers, scientists and engineers studying or working in mechanical, chemical, energy, environmental, process, and industrial engineering.


Published: September 2007

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-08-044529-8


  • PrefaceAcknowledgementChapter 1. Thermodynamic FundamentalsChapter 2. Energy and Exergy AnalysesChapter 3. Exergy, Environment and Sustainable DevelopmentChapter 4. Exergy of Applications by IndustryChapter 5. Exergy in Policy Development and EducationChapter 6. Exergy Analysis of Psychrometric ProcessesChapter 7. Exergy Analysis of Heat Pump SystemsChapter 8. Exergy Analysis of Drying Processes and SystemsChapter 9. Exergy Analysis of Thermal Energy Storage SystemsChapter 10. Exergy Analysis of Renewable Energy SystemsChapter 11. Exergy Analysis of Steam Power PlantsChapter 12. Exergy Analysis of Cogeneration and District Energy SystemsChapter 13. Exergy Analysis of Cryogenic SystemsChapter 14. Exergy Analysis of Crude Oil Distillation SystemsChapter 15. Exergy Analysis of Fuel Cell SystemsChapter 16. Exergy Analysis of Aircraft SystemsChapter 17. Exergoeconomic Analysis of Thermal SystemsChapter 18. Sectoral Exergy AnalysisChapter 19. Exergetic Life Cycle AssessmentChapter 20. Exergy and Industrial EcologyNomenclatureReferencesAppendix A. GlossaryAppendix B. Conversion FactorsAppendix C. Thermophysical PropertiesSubject Index


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