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Complexity and Complex Thermo-Economic Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128185940, 9780128185957

Complexity and Complex Thermo-Economic Systems

1st Edition

Author: Stanislaw Sieniutycz
Paperback ISBN: 9780128185940
eBook ISBN: 9780128185957
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 24th November 2019
Page Count: 415
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Complexity and Complex Thermoeconomic Systems describes the properties of complexity and complex thermo-economic systems as the consequence of formulations, definitions, tools, solutions and results consistent with the best performance of a system. Applying to complex systems contemporary advanced techniques, such as static optimization, optimal control, and neural networks, this book treats the systems theory as a science of general laws for functional integrities. It also provides a platform for the discussion of various definitions of complexity, complex hierarchical structures, self-organization examples, special references, and historical issues.

This book is a valuable reference for scientists, engineers and graduated students in chemical, mechanical, and environmental engineering, as well as those in physics, ecology and biology, helping them better understand the complex thermodynamic systems and enhance their technical skills in research.

Key Features

  • Provides a lucid presentation of the dynamical properties of thermoeconomic systems
  • Includes original graphical material that illustrates the properties of complex systems
  • Written by a first-class expert in the field of advanced methods in thermodynamics


Scientists, engineers and graduate students in chemical, mechanical, and environmental engineering as well as in ecology, biology and physics

Table of Contents

  1. System Science vs Cybernetics
    2. Self-Organization and Complexity
    3. Properties of Complex Systems
    4. Complex Systems of Neural Networks
    5. System Design (Modeling, Analysis, Synthesis, Optimization)
    6. System Analysis in Energy Engineering and Ecology
    7. Numerical optimization in recovery problems for energy and resources
    8. Chemical Systems with Catalyst Decay and Regeneration
    9. Dynamical Properties of Systems (coherence and additivity; Mynarski theory)
    10. Some Breakthrough Applications of Systems Theory


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About the Author

Stanislaw Sieniutycz

Stanislaw Sieniutycz is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Institute of Chemical and Process Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology in Poland. His research focuses on thermal and chemical engineering with special emphasis on the control, stability and optimization of chemical and electrochemical reaction systems. He published 10 books with international scientific publishers and 224 articles in international scientific journals, and 140 conference and invited papers. He is Associate Editor and Member of Editorial Board of the Journal of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics, Associate Editor and Member of Editorial Board of the Journal: Open Systems and Information Dynamics, Associate Editor and Member of Editorial Board of the Journal: International Journal of Applied Thermodynamics, Member of Editorial Board of the Journal: Energy and Conversion Management, Associate Editor of Advances in Thermodynamics Series, Member of Committee of Chemical Engineering at Polish Academy of Sciences. He received 7 awards.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Chemical Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering, Poland

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