Exergy: Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development

Exergy: Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development

by Ibrahim Dincer, Marc A. Rosen

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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.

- 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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780080531359
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 09/18/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 472
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Dr. Ibrahim Dincer is full Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada. He is also Vice President for Strategy of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE) and Vice-President of the World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (WSSET).
Renowned for his pioneering work on sustainable energy technologies, he has authored and co-authored numerous books and book chapters, more than a thousand refereed journal and conference papers, as well as technical reports. He has chaired national and international conferences, symposia, workshops and technical meetings. He has delivered more than 300 keynote and invited lectures. His main research interests include energy conversion and management, hydrogen and fuel cell systems and renewable energy technologies.
Dr. Dincer is an active member of various scientific societies, and serves as Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board member on several international journals, including Elsevier's International Journal of Hydrogen Energy and Applied Energy.
Dr. Dincer has received research, teaching and service awards, including the Premier’s Research Excellence Award in Ontario, Canada, in 2004. More recently, he has been identified as one of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Most Influential Scientific Minds in Engineering. This honor, presented by Thomson Reuters, is given to researchers who rank in the top 1% for number of citations in their subject field in a given year.
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
Marc A. Rosen is founding Dean of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Canada. A Past-President of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Rosen received an Award of Excellence in Research and Technology Development from the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Energy, and is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, and the International Energy Foundation. He has worked for Imatra Power Company in Finland, Argonne National Laboratory, and the Institute for Hydrogen Systems, near Toronto.

Table of Contents

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
Appendix A. Glossary
Appendix B. Conversion Factors
Appendix C. Thermophysical Properties
Subject Index

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