Exergy, Second Edition: Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development

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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.

  • 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

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The second edition of Exergy: Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development provides the theoretical underpinnings of exergy along with tools for its analysis and use in optimization and reduction of environmental impacts. The book also provides guidelines for sustainable development. As a research-oriented book, it includes practical features in a usable format often not included in other solely academic books. The theoretical and applied chapters make this the comprehensive go-to reference manual on the topic.

Key features:

  • Connects exergy with three essential areas: energy, environment, and sustainable development
  • One of the most comprehensive books on exergy, presenting the most up-to-date information in the area with recent developments
  • Provides numerous examples, practical applications, and case studies to put theory into practice
  • Written in an easy-to-follow style, starting from the basics and working to advanced systems, making it suitable as a textbook for exergy and related courses
  • Provides many study problems that foster critical thinking and skills development, with a wide range of applications, from basic to integrated

New to this edition:

  • New chapters on chemical exergy, absorption cooling, trigeneration and multigeneration, hydrogen production, novel methods of power generation, and multi-objective optimization
  • New sections on solar exergy maps, exergy analyses of novel HVAC and advanced drying systems, and other topics
  • Updated practical examples, problems, case studies, and references
  • Newly illustrated concepts on multigeneration applications and multi-objective optimization tools
  • New exergy-related models, parameters, indexes, and metrics
  • Enhanced emphasis on sustainable energy systems and system integration

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

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