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Exergy: Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development

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

By: Ibrahim Dincer (Author)

576 pages, illustrations

Elsevier

Paperback | Nov 2012 | Edition: 2 | #209118 | ISBN-13: 9780080970899
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About this book

Exergy: Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development 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. It offers comprehensive coverage of exergy and its applications, along with the most up-to-date information in the area with recent developments. It connects exergy with three essential areas in terms of energy, environment and sustainable development. It provides a number of illustrative examples, practical applications, and case studies. It is written in an easy-to-follow style, starting from the basics to advanced systems.


Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
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

Nomenclature
References
Appendix a glossary of selected terminology
Appendix b conversion factors
Appendix c thermophysical properties
Index


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Biography

Ibrahim Dincer is a Professor and Programs Director with the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Canada. He has chaired many national and international conferences, symposia, workshops, and technical meetings. He has delivered many keynote and invited lectures. He is an active member of various international scientific organizations, and serves as editor-in-chief, associate editor, regional editor, and editorial board member on various prestigious international journals. He is a recipient of several research, teaching, and service awards.

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