Environment, Ecology and Exergy: Enhanced Approaches to Environmental and Ecological Management


Marc A. Rosen (Editor)
University of Ontario, Ontario, Canada

Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology, Environmental Remediation Technologies, Regulations and Safety
BISAC: SCI026000

Growing concerns about the environmental and ecological implications of industrial and other systems, as well as the impact of energy resource utilization, are fostering increasing interest in environmental and ecological protection. Such understanding is crucial to advancing the quest for a cleaner environment and sustainability. New approaches to ecology and the environment that provide an engineering perspective and a scientific basis to activities are of particular interest. The integration of the thermodynamic quantity exergy with the environment and ecology provides a novel approach that offers significant potential to improve environmental and ecological management. In this book, we examine analysis techniques, which integrate exergy with ecological and environmental factors. (Imprint: Nova)




Table of Contents






Part I: Introduction and Background

Chapter 1 Motivation

Chapter 2 Background: Society, Sustainability, Environment and Energy

Chapter 3 An Introduction to the Environment, Ecology and Exergy,

Chapter 4 History of Exergy and Environmental and Ecological Methods

Part II: Concepts and Methods

Chapter 5 Exergy

Chapter 6 Suitable Reference Environments for Environmental and Ecological Assessments

Chapter 7 Exergy and the Environment

Chapter 8 Exergy and Ecology

Chapter 9 Correlations between Exergy and Other Indicators of Environmental Impact

Chapter 10 Exergy-Based Environmental and Ecological Methods

Chapter 11 Extending Exergy, Environment and Ecology Relations to Economics

Part III: Applications

Chapter 12 Exergy Applications

Chapter 13 Exergy and Environment Applications

Chapter 14 Exergy and Ecology Applications

Chapter 15 Assessing Earth’s Resources Using Exergy

Chapter 16 Assessing Polluted Materials

Chapter 17 Allocating Carbon Dioxide Emissions for Cogeneration using Exergy

Chapter 18 Assessing Environmental Impacts of Aerospace Operations with Exergy

Chapter 19 Environmental Planning with Exergy

Part IV: Case Studies

Chapter 20 Coal-fired Electricity Generation

Chapter 21 Smokestack Operations

Chapter 22 Cogeneration

Chapter 23 Nuclear Electricity Generation

Chapter 24 Biofuels Processing

Chapter 25 Hydrogen Production

Chapter 26 Automotive Operations

Chapter 27 Exergy-guided Environmental Management for Countries, Regions and Sectors

Chapter 28 Closure and Future Directions



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