Thermodynamics for Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

  • Wojciech Stanek

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Wojciech Stanek
    Pages 1-4
  3. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Wojciech Stanek, Alicia Valero, Guiomar Calvo, Lucyna Czarnowska
      Pages 7-36
    3. Wojciech Stanek, Jan Szargut, Sergio Usón
      Pages 37-80
    4. Wojciech Stanek, Lucyna Czarnowska, Paweł Gładysz
      Pages 109-130
    5. Wojciech Stanek, Alicia Valero, Antonio Valero, Javier Uche, Guiomar Calvo
      Pages 131-165
    6. Antonio Valero, Sergio Usón, César Torres, Wojciech Stanek
      Pages 167-202
    7. Antonio Valero, Alicia Valero, Adriana Domínguez
      Pages 203-232
  4. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Wojciech Stanek, Jan Szargut, Lucyna Czarnowska
      Pages 289-336
    3. Adriana Domínguez, Alicia Valero, Wojciech Stanek
      Pages 337-352
    4. Javier Uche, Amaya Martínez, Beatriz Carrasquer
      Pages 371-404
    5. Wojciech Stanek, Wiesław Gazda, Wojciech Kostowski, Sergio Usón
      Pages 405-442
    6. Paweł Gładysz, Andrzej Ziębik
      Pages 443-471

About this book


This book examines ways of assessing the rational management of nonrenewable resources. Integrating numerous methods, it systematically exposes the strengths of exergy analysis in resources management.

Divided into two parts, the first section provides the theoretical background to assessment methods, while the second section provides practical application examples. The topics covered in detail include the theory of exergy cost and thermo-ecological cost, cumulative calculus and life cycle evaluation.

This book serves as a valuable resource for researchers looking to investigate a range of advanced thermodynamic assessments of the influence of production processes on the depletion of nonrenewable resources.


Exergy Cost and Thermo-economics Thermodynamic Methods to Evaluate Resources Cumulative Emissions and Global Warming Thermodynamic Rarity Applied to Mineral Resources Industrial Ecology

Editors and affiliations

  • Wojciech Stanek
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Thermal TechnologyGliwicePoland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-48648-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-48649-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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