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.

Key Features

- Comprehensive coverage of exergy and its applications - Connects exergy with three essential areas in terms of energy, environment and sustainable development - Presents the most up-to-date information in the area with recent developments - Provides a number of illustrative examples, practical applications, and case studies - Easy to follow style, starting from the basics to the advanced systems


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

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgement Chapter 1. Thermodynamic Fundamentals Chapter 2. Energy and Exergy Analyses Chapter 3. Exergy, Environment and Sustainable Development Chapter 4. Exergy of Applications by Industry Chapter 5. Exergy in Policy Development and Education Chapter 6. Exergy Analysis of Psychrometric Processes Chapter 7. Exergy Analysis of Heat Pump Systems Chapter 8. Exergy Analysis of Drying Processes and Systems Chapter 9. Exergy Analysis of Thermal Energy Storage Systems Chapter 10. Exergy Analysis of Renewable Energy Systems Chapter 11. Exergy Analysis of Steam Power Plants Chapter 12. Exergy Analysis of Cogeneration and District Energy Systems Chapter 13. Exergy Analysis of Cryogenic Systems Chapter 14. Exergy Analysis of Crude Oil Distillation Systems Chapter 15. Exergy Analysis of Fuel Cell Systems Chapter 16. Exergy Analysis of Aircraft Systems Chapter 17. Exergoeconomic Analysis of Thermal Systems Chapter 18. Sectoral Exergy Analysis Chapter 19. Exergetic Life Cycle Assessment Chapter 20. Exergy and Industrial Ecology Nomenclature References Appendix A. Glossary Appendix B. Conversion Factors Appendix C. Thermophysical Properties Subject Index


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About the authors

Marc A. Rosen

Marc A. Rosen is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering and the founding Editor-in-Chief of Sustainability. He has written numerous books and journal articles. Professor Rosen received the President's Award from the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering in 2012. Currently, he is a Professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, where he served as founding Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science