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Entropy 2010, 12(2), 243-261; doi:10.3390/e12020243
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Improvement of Energy Conversion/Utilization by Exergy Analysis: Selected Cases for Non-Reactive and Reactive Systems

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Received: 29 December 2009; in revised form: 2 February 2010 / Accepted: 4 February 2010 / Published: 5 February 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Exergy: Analysis and Applications)
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Abstract: Exergy analysis is a powerful and systematic tool for the improvement of energy systems, with many possible applications in both conversion and utilization of energy. Here we present selected applications, with a special attention to renewable energy systems (solar), covering both design and operation/control. After these applications to non-reactive systems, potential ways of reducing the large irreversibilities connected to reactive systems (combustion) are considered, with special reference to chemically-recuperated gas turbine cycles and topping high-temperature fuel cells.
Keywords: exergy; optimization; energy systems exergy; optimization; energy systems
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Fiaschi, D.; Manfrida, G. Improvement of Energy Conversion/Utilization by Exergy Analysis: Selected Cases for Non-Reactive and Reactive Systems. Entropy 2010, 12, 243-261.

AMA Style

Fiaschi D, Manfrida G. Improvement of Energy Conversion/Utilization by Exergy Analysis: Selected Cases for Non-Reactive and Reactive Systems. Entropy. 2010; 12(2):243-261.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Fiaschi, Daniele; Manfrida, Giampaolo. 2010. "Improvement of Energy Conversion/Utilization by Exergy Analysis: Selected Cases for Non-Reactive and Reactive Systems." Entropy 12, no. 2: 243-261.


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