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Efficiency and Sustainability in the Energy and Chemical Industries - 2nd edition

Krishnan Sankaranarayanan, Jakob de Swaan Arons, Hedzer J. van der Kooi 
CRC Press  May 2010  



Hard Cover  300 pages, Illustrated  ISBN 9781439814703      £95.00
New and updated information includes: This edition has
  • A new chapter dedicated to the increasing levels of CO2 emissions, with special attention to the removal and storage of CO2
  • A new chapter on the rapidly emerging hydrogen economy
  • An extended chapter on lifecycle analysis that examines the fate of the quality of energy during the lifecycle
  • Increased focus on integrating the environment into the thermodynamic analysis of the systems or processes considered
  • New problem sets and exercises

Complete with the keys to a quantification of process efficiency and sustainability, this cutting-edge resource is the ideal guide for those engaged in the transition from fossil-based fuels to renewable and sustainable energy sources using low-waste procedures. Clearly demonstrates the techniques presented in the text with a wide range of case studies related to energy conversion, mining, and the chemical industries.

Translating fundamental principles of irreversible thermodynamics into day-to-day engineering concepts, this reference provides the tools to accurately measure process efficiency and sustainability in the power and chemical - helping engineers to recognize why losses occur and how they can be reduced utilizing familiar thermodynamic principles.

Contents

BASICS

Introduction References Thermodynamics Revisited The System and Its Environment States and State Properties Processes and Their Conditions The First Law The Second Law and Boltzmann The Second Law and Clausius Change in Composition The Structure of a Thermodynamic Application Energy "Consumption" and Lost Work The Carnot Factor Lessons from a Heat Exchanger Lost Work and Entropy Generation Entropy Generation: Cause and Effect Equilibrium Thermodynamics On Forces and Flows: Cause and Effect Cause and Effect: The Relation between Forces and Flows Coupling Limited Validity of Linear Laws Reduction of Lost Work A Remarkable Triangle Carnot Revisited: From Ideal to Real Processes Finite-Time, Finite-Size Thermodynamics The Principle of Equipartitioning

THERMODYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF PROCESSES

Exergy, a Convenient Concept The Convenience of the Exergy Concept Example of a Simple Analysis The Quality of the Joule Example of the Quality Concept Chemical Exergy Exergy of Mixing Chemical Exergy Cumulative Exergy Consumption Simple Applications

CASE STUDIES

Energy Conversion Global Energy Consumption Global Exergy Flows Exergy or Lost Work Analysis Electric Power Generation Coal Conversion Processes Thermodynamic Analysis of Gas Combustion Steam Power Plant Gas Turbines, Combined Cycles, and Cogeneration Separations Propane, Propylene, and Their Separation Basics The Ideal Column: Thermodynamic Analysis The Real Column Exergy Analysis with a Flow Sheet Program Remedies Chemical Conversion Polyethylene Processes: A Brief Overview Exergy Analysis: Preliminaries Results of the HP LDPE Process Exergy Analysis Process Improvement Options Results of the Gas-Phase Polymerization Process Exergy Analysis Process Improvement Options A Note on Life Cycle Analysis Life Cycle Analysis Methodology Life Cycle Analysis and Exergy Zero-Emission ELCA

SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainable Development Nature as an Example of Sustainability A Sustainable Economic System Toward a Solar-Fueled Society: A Thermodynamic Perspective Ecological Restrictions Thermodynamic Criteria for Sustainability Analysis Efficiency and Sustainability in the Chemical Process Industry Lost Work in the Process Industry The Processes Thermodynamic Efficiency Efficient Use of High-Quality Resources Toward Sustainability Chemical Routes CO2 Capture and Sequestration CO2 Emissions The Carbon Cycle Carbon Sequestration: Separation and Storage and Reuse of CO2 Carbon Capture Research Geologic Sequestration Research Carbon Tax and Cap-and-Trade Sense and Nonsense of Green Chemistry and Biofuels Principles of Green Chemistry Raw Materials Conversion Technologies How Green Are Green Plastics Biofuels: Reality or Illusion? Solar Energy Conversion "Lighting the Way" Characteristics The Creation of Wind Energy Photothermal Conversion Photovoltaic Energy Conversion Photosynthesis Hydrogen: Fuel of the Future? The Hydrogen Economy Current Hydrogen Economy Conventional Hydrogen Production from Conventional Sources Hydrogen from Renewables Hydrogen as an Energy Carrier Hydrogen as a Transportation Fuel Efficiency of Obtaining Transportation Fuels Challenges of the Hydrogen Economy Hydrogen Production: Centralized or Decentralized? Infrastructure Hydrogen Storage Fuel Cells as a Possible Alternative to Internal Combustion Costs of the Hydrogen Economy Future Trends Energy Industries Chemical Industries Changing Opinions on Investment Transition Epilogue Problems

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