Green Energy and Technology

Exergy

Production, Cost and Renewability

Authors: de Oliveira Junior, Silvio

  • Includes case studies of real processes and industrial plants
  • Enables readers to use exergy and thermoeconomic analysis to optimize their own processes
  • Demonstrates the application of the second law of thermodynamics to engineering practices
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About this book

Bridging the gap between concepts derived from Second Law of Thermodynamics and their application to Engineering practice, the property exergy and the exergy balance can be a tool for analyzing and improving the performance of energy conversion processes. With the exergy analysis it is possible to evaluate the performance of energy conversion processes not only on a thermodynamics basis but also by including production costs and environmental aspects and impacts of the studied processes. This comprehensive approach of the use of energy has, as one of the most important feature, the identification of sustainable ways of energy resources utilization.

 

Based on the fundamentals of the exergy concept, its calculation, graphical representations and exergy balances evaluation, Exergy: Production Cost And Renewability describes the application of detailed exergy and thermoeconomic analysis to power plants and polygeneration systems, petroleum production and refining plants (including hydrogen production), chemical plants, biofuel production routes, combined production of ethanol and electricity, aircraft systems design, environmental impact mitigation processes and human body behavior.

 

The presented case studies aim at providing students, researchers and engineers with guidelines to the utilization of the exergy and thermoeconomic analysis to model, simulate and optimize real processes and industrial plants.

About the authors

Silvio de Oliveira Júnior is an Associate Professor at Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He has been developing research activities on heat pumps and refrigeration systems, solar energy, energy conservation in industrial processes, cogeneration systems and exergy and thermoeconomic analysis of thermal processes. He has supervised seven Doctor Thesis (in Mechanical Engineering), 16 Master Dissertations (in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering and Energy), 9 MBA in Energy and Cogeneration and Distributed Generation, and 69 Undergraduate Projects in Mechanical Engineering. He is author/co-author of about 190 publications and communications and senior member of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering. He is also member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Thermodynamics. He has been involved in the past ten years with research projects related to energy utilization in biodiesel production plants, sugar and alcohol utilities and production plants, offshore and onshore petroleum platforms, refinery utilities plants, production processes of petroleum derived fuels, co/trigeneration and combined cycle plants, airplane energy systems and modeling and simulation of twin-screw multiphase pumping systems.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The recent book ‘Exergy: Production, Cost and Renewability’ by Silvio de Oliveira Jr. provides a wide review of applications of exergy analysis to energy conversion processes. … this book is an important contribution to the applications of exergy analysis. … The book is well written and presented. It can be certainly recommended to students and researchers in energy and chemical technology.” (Krzysztof J. Ptasinski, Energy, 2013)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Oliveira Junior, Silvio

    Pages 1-4

  • Exergy, Exergy Costing, and Renewability Analysis of Energy Conversion Processes

    Oliveira, Silvio

    Pages 5-53

  • Exergy and Thermoeconomic Analysis of Power Plants, Refrigeration and Polygeneration Systems

    Oliveira, Silvio

    Pages 55-109

  • Exergy Evaluation of Petroleum Production and Refining Processes

    Oliveira, Silvio

    Pages 111-159

  • Chemical Processes Analysis and Improvement

    Oliveira Jr., Silvio

    Pages 161-183

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-4165-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-4164-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-5893-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exergy
Book Subtitle
Production, Cost and Renewability
Authors
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-4165-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-4165-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-4164-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5893-6
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 338
Topics