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Energy Optimization in Process Systems and Fuel Cells - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780081025574, 9780081025581

Energy Optimization in Process Systems and Fuel Cells

3rd Edition

Authors: Stanislaw Sieniutycz Jacek Jezowski
eBook ISBN: 9780081025581
Paperback ISBN: 9780081025574
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 17th May 2018
Page Count: 812
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Energy Optimization in Process Systems and Fuel Cells, Third Edition covers the optimization and integration of energy systems, with a particular focus on fuel cell technology. With rising energy prices, imminent energy shortages, and the increasing environmental impacts of energy production, energy optimization and systems integration is critically important. The book applies thermodynamics, kinetics and economics to study the effect of equipment size, environmental parameters, and economic factors on optimal power production and heat integration. Author Stanislaw Sieniutycz, highly recognized for his expertise and teaching, shows how costs can be substantially reduced, particularly in utilities common in the chemical industry.

This third edition contains substantial revisions and modifications, with new material on catalytic reactors, sorption systems, sorbent or catalyst regenerators, dryers, and more.

Key Features

  • Presents a unified approach to the optimization and integration of energy systems
  • Includes a large number of examples treating dynamical systems
  • Provides exposition showing the power of thermodynamics
  • Contains a large number of maximum power analyses and their extensions


Graduate students and researchers in chemical, mechanical, materials and environmental engineering, as well as those engaged in system theory, operation research, chemistry, applied physics, applied mathematics

Table of Contents

  1. Brief review of static optimization methods
    2. Dynamic optimization problems
    3. Energy limits for thermal engines and heat pumps at steady states
    4. Hamiltonian optimization of imperfect cascades
    5. Maximum power from solar energy
    6. Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman theory of energy systems
    7. Numerical optimization in allocation, storage and recovery of thermal energy and resources
    8. Optimal control of separation processes
    9. Optimal decisions for chemical reactors
    10. Fuel cells and limiting performance of electro-chemo-biological system
    11. Systems theory in thermal and chemical engineering. Heat integration within process integration
    12. Maximum heat recovery and its consequences for process system design
    13. Targeting and supertargeting in heat exchanger network (HEN) design
    14. Minimum utility cost (MUC) target by optimization approaches
    15. Minimum number of units (MNU) and minimum total surface area (MTA) targets
    16. Simultaneous HEN targeting for total annual cost
    17. Heat exchanger network synthesis
    18. Heat exchanger network retrofit
    19. Approaches to water network design


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About the Authors

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

Jacek Jezowski

Affiliations and Expertise

Deceased, Rzeszów University of Technology, Poland

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