Production, Cost and Renewability

  • Silvio de Oliveira Junior

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Silvio de Oliveira Junior
    Pages 1-4
  3. Silvio de Oliveira Jr.
    Pages 161-183
  4. Silvio de Oliveira Junior
    Pages 281-303
  5. Silvio de Oliveira
    Pages 305-327
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 329-336

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.


Energy Conversion Optimization Environmental Impact Assessment Exergy Analysis Process Improvement Thermoeconomic Analysis

Authors and affiliations

  • Silvio de Oliveira Junior
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Sao Paulo, Mechanical Engineering DepartmentPolytechnic SchoolSão PauloBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4164-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4165-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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