2nd Edition

Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development

Authors: Ibrahim Dincer Marc A. Rosen
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080970899
eBook ISBN: 9780080970905
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 23rd November 2012
Page Count: 576
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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

  • Offers comprehensive coverage of exergy and its applications, along with the most up-to-date information in the area with recent developments
  • Connects exergy with three essential areas in terms of energy, environment and sustainable development
  • Provides a number of illustrative examples, practical applications, and case studies
  • Written in an easy-to-follow style, starting from the basics to 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



About the Authors

Chapter 1. Thermodynamic Fundamentals

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Energy

1.3 Entropy

1.4 Exergy

1.5 Illustrative Examples

1.6 Closing Remarks


Chapter 2. Exergy and Energy Analyses

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Why Energy and Exergy Analyses?

2.3 Nomenclature

2.4 Balances for Mass, Energy, and Entropy

2.5 Exergy of Systems and Flows

2.6 Exergy Consumption

2.7 Exergy Balance

2.8 Reference Environment

2.9 Efficiencies and Other Measures of Merit

2.10 Procedure for Energy and Exergy Analyses

2.11 Energy and Exergy Properties

2.12 Implications of Results of Exergy Analyses

2.13 Closing Remarks


Chapter 3. Chemical Exergy

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Chemical Exergy Definition

3.3 Chemical Exergy for Solid Species

3.4 Chemical Exergy of Gas Mixtures

3.5 Chemical Exergy of Nonenvironmental Substances and Fuels

3.6 Effect of Atmospheric Temperature and Pressure and Environment Composition on Chemical Exergy

3.7 Case Study: CCPP with Supplemental Firing

3.8 Closing Remarks


Chapter 4. Exergy, Environment And Sustainable Development

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Exergy and Environmental Problems

4.3 Exergy and Sustainable Development

4.4 Illustrative Example

4.5 Closing Remarks


Chapter 5. Applications of Exergy in Industry

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Questions Surrounding Industry’s Use of Exergy

5.3 Advantages and Benefits of Using Exergy

5.4 Understanding Energy Conservation Through Exergy

5.5 Disadvantages and Drawbacks of Using Exergy

5.6 Possible Measures to Increase Applications of Exergy in Industry

5.7 Closing Remarks



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About the Author

Ibrahim Dincer

Ibrahim Dincer is the Editor-in-Chief of four journals, including the International Journal of Energy Research and International Journal of Exergy. He has authored numerous books and many journal articles, and is the recipient of several awards. He has most recently been recognized as one of 2014’s Most Influential Scientific Minds in Engineering. This honour, presented by Thomson Reuters, is given to researchers who rank among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning the mark of exceptional impact. Currently, he is a Professor with the Department of Automotive, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering of Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Canada

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

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada


"This thorough text examines the concept and its applications, beginning with the basics of thermodynamics in which all energy-related variables are based and continuing into relevant aspects of industrial development, psychrometric processes, heat pump systems, thermal energy storage and drying processes and systems, and renewable energy systems.. This is the second edition, expanded and covering both theoretical and practical aspects."--ProtoView.com, February 2014