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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.

Hardbound, 576 Pages

Published: November 2012

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-08-097089-9


  • Preface
    About the authors
    1. Thermodynamic fundamentals
    2. Exergy and energy analyses
    3. Chemical exergy
    4. Exergy, environment and sustainable development
    5. Applications of exergy in industry
    6. Exergy analysis of psychrometric processes
    7. Exergy analysis of heat pump systems
    8. Exergy analysis of absorption cooling systems
    9. Exergy analysis of thermal energy storage systems
    10. Exergy analysis of drying processes and systems
    11. Exergy analysis of renewable energy systems
    12. Exergy analysis of steam power plants
    13. Exergy analysis of cogeneration and district energy systems
    14. Exergy analysis of integrated trigeneration and multi-generation systems
    15. Exergy analysis of cryogenic and liquefaction systems
    16. Exergy analysis of crude oil distillation systems
    17. Exergy analysis of hydrogen production systems
    18. Exergy analysis of fuel cell systems
    19. Exergy analysis of aircraft flight systems
    20. Exergoeconomic analysis of thermal systems
    21. Exergy analysis of countries, regions and economic sectors
    22. Exergetic life cycle assessment
    23. Exergy and industrial ecology
    24. Exergy and multi-objective optimization
    25. Exergy in policy development and education
    26. Closing remarks and future expectations
    Appendix a glossary of selected terminology
    Appendix b conversion factors
    Appendix c thermophysical properties


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