SpringerBriefs in Energy

Efficiency Evaluation of Energy Systems

Authors: Kanoğlu, Mehmet, Çengel, Yunus A., Dincer, Ibrahim

  • An intuitive and clear description of efficiencies used for various energy conversion systems
  • Particular emphasize on second-law (exergy) efficiencies
  • Various efficiency definitions for power plants and refrigeration systems and their implications
  • Extensive use of illustrative examples from real-world engineering applications
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Efficiency is one of the most frequently used terms in thermodynamics, and it indicates how well an energy conversion or process is accomplished. Efficiency is also one of the most frequently misused terms in thermodynamics and is often a source of misunderstanding. This is because efficiency is often used without being properly defined first. This book intends to provide a comprehensive evaluation of various efficiencies used for energy transfer and conversion systems including steady-flow energy devices (turbines, compressors, pumps, nozzles, heat exchangers, etc.), various power plants, cogeneration plants, and refrigeration systems. The book will cover first-law (energy based) and second-law (exergy based) efficiencies and provide a comprehensive understanding of their implications. It will help minimize the widespread misuse of efficiencies among students and researchers in energy field by using an intuitive and unified approach for defining efficiencies. The book will be particularly useful for a clear understanding of second law (exergy) efficiencies for various systems. It may serve as a reference book to the researchers in energy field. The definitions and concepts developed in the book will be explained through illustrative examples.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Efficiency, Environment, and Sustainability

    Mehmet Kanoğlu, Yunus A. Çengel, İbrahim Dinçer

    Pages 1-7

  • The First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics

    Mehmet Kanoğlu, Yunus A. Çengel, İbrahim Dinçer

    Pages 9-26

  • Energy Conversion Efficiencies

    Mehmet Kanoğlu, Yunus A. Çengel, İbrahim Dinçer

    Pages 55-68

  • Efficiencies of Power Plants

    Mehmet Kanoğlu, Yunus A. Çengel, İbrahim Dinçer

    Pages 69-93

  • Efficiencies of Refrigeration Systems

    Mehmet Kanoğlu, Yunus A. Çengel, İbrahim Dinçer

    Pages 95-132

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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Efficiency Evaluation of Energy Systems
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Energy
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Mehmet Kanoğlu, Yunus A. Çengel, İbrahim Dinçer
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-2242-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-2242-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2241-9
Series ISSN
2191-5520
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 170
Number of Illustrations and Tables
58 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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