Green Energy and Technology

Exergetic Recovery Factors of Energy Resources

An Easy to Use Methodology to Assess Energy Projects

Authors: Eftekhari, Ali Akbar, van der Kooi, Hedzer Johannes, Bruining, Hans

  • Analyzes recovery factors and processes on three levels: theoretical, practical and zero emissions, which allows users to asses and judge various energy options
  • Includes simulation software as Extras materials for use in the assessment framework
  • Equips the reader with the tools and data to make their own decisions and draw their own conclusions on the technical feasibility of energy supply options
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About this book

Using classic thermodynamic principles as the point of departure, this book supplies the tools required to assess the technical viability of energy conversion processes. A new concept, viz. the exergetic (useful energy) recovery factor is introduced that measures net fraction of the extracted useful energy with respect to the initial exergy of the energy resource. With respect to conventional measures, the exergetic recovery factor can be negative, which indicates that more input exergy is required than extracted. A detailed description of the method will be given by applying it both to fossil fuel based energy resources and renewable energy resources. In addition a simplified procedure is given that gives the non-specialist reader the opportunity to judge both conventional and non-conventional energy resources. The case studies discussed comprise the conventional use of fossil fuel (oil gas and coal) the non-conventional use of fossil fuels (shale gas, underground coal gasification) and non-fossil fuel energy resources like geothermal, solar and wind. The book is an ideal guide for those engaged in the transition from fossil-based fuels to renewable and sustainable energy sources and who want to introduce technically viable new energy extraction technologies, which have a reduced carbon footprint.

About the authors

Ali Akbar Eftekhari is a chemical engineer specialized in fossil fuel recovery and the use of thermodynamics to find optimal solutions.

Hedzer Johannes van der Kooi is a chemical engineer specialized in Exergy analysis. He is co-author of the book “efficiency and sustainability in the energy and chemical process industries.

Hans Bruining is a reservoir engineer, specialized in the environmental aspects of oil recovery and coal utilization.

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04232-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover ca. $139.00
price for USA
  • Due: February 7, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04231-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exergetic Recovery Factors of Energy Resources
Book Subtitle
An Easy to Use Methodology to Assess Energy Projects
Authors
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04232-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04231-2
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
250
Number of Illustrations and Tables
40 b/w illustrations
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