In addition to the exergy analysis of thermal processes, e.g. heat engines and commercial power stations, for which the methods described have been long established, the book considers the chemical and metallurgical process industries. Charts and tables are provided for the determination of the exergy of many typical substances. Examples are drawn from the fields of thermal, chemical and metallurgical engineering and the exergetic efficiency of typical processes is calculated. The book also discusses the application of the exergy concept to the problem of the economical optimization of complex plants and the implications to the environment of pollution due to external exergy losses. An Instructor's Manual is available which contains outline solutions to the problems listed at the end of each chapter.
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