Special Issue "Exergy-Based Methods: Fundamentals and Applications"

A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300). This special issue belongs to the section "Thermodynamics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (19 December 2021) | Viewed by 1009

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. George Tsatsaronis
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Chair of Energy Engineering and Environmental Protection, Institute for Energy Engineering, Technische Universität Berlin, Marchstrasse 18, 10587 Berlin, Germany
Interests: energy engineering; combustion technology; exergy-based methods; development, design, simulation and analysis of energy-conversion processes; optimization of the design and operation of energy systems; energy storage; decarbonization; power plant technology
Prof. Dr. Tatiana Morosuk
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Chair of Exergy-based Methods for Refrigeration Systems, Institute for Energy Engineering, Technische Universität Berlin, Marchstrasse 18, 10587 Berlin, Germany
Interests: energy engineering and refrigeration; energy storage; applied thermodynamics; exergy-based methods; development of energy, cost, and environmentally effective energy-conversion technologies
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The term “exergy-based methods” was first used in the title of two 2008 ASME papers (Tsatsaronis, G. and Morosuk, T. (2008): A general exergy-based method for combining a cost analysis with an environmental impact analysis. Part I – Theoretical Development; Part II – Application to a cogeneration system, Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2008, November 2-6, 2008, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, IMECE2008-67218 and IMECE2008-67219). Since that time, this term has become a well-known keyword for publications dealing with conventional and/or advanced exergetic, exergoeconomic and/or exergoenvironmental analyses. Through these analyses, the real thermodynamic inefficiencies, their costs and environmental impacts are identified together with their causing sources. The unique results obtained from these analyses allow engineers to better understand and improve (“optimize”) the design and operation of energy conversion systems. Finally, with the aid of exergy-based methods we can conduct consistent multi-criterial evaluations of such systems.

Research and review papers dealing with the development and/or application of exergy-based methods and/or optimization are sought for this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. George Tsatsaronis
Prof. Dr. Tatiana Morosuk
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • exergy analysis
  • exergoeconomic analysis
  • exergoenvironmental analysis
  • exergy-related ecological analyses
  • exergy-based analyses
  • advanced exergy-based analyses
  • energy-conversion systems
  • exergy-intensive chemical systems
  • optimization

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Exergy-Based Multi-Objective Optimization of an Organic Rankine Cycle with a Zeotropic Mixture
Entropy 2021, 23(8), 954; https://doi.org/10.3390/e23080954 - 26 Jul 2021
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Abstract
In this paper, the performance of an organic Rankine cycle with a zeotropic mixture as a working fluid was evaluated using exergy-based methods: exergy, exergoeconomic, and exergoenvironmental analyses. The effect of system operation parameters and mixtures on the organic Rankine cycle’s performance was [...] Read more.
In this paper, the performance of an organic Rankine cycle with a zeotropic mixture as a working fluid was evaluated using exergy-based methods: exergy, exergoeconomic, and exergoenvironmental analyses. The effect of system operation parameters and mixtures on the organic Rankine cycle’s performance was evaluated as well. The considered performances were the following: exergy efficiency, specific cost, and specific environmental effect of the net power generation. A multi-objective optimization approach was applied for parametric optimization. The approach was based on the particle swarm algorithm to find a set of Pareto optimal solutions. One final optimal solution was selected using a decision-making method. The optimization results indicated that the zeotropic mixture of cyclohexane/toluene had a higher thermodynamic and economic performance, while the benzene/toluene zeotropic mixture had the highest environmental performance. Finally, a comparative analysis of zeotropic mixtures and pure fluids was conducted. The organic Rankine cycle with the mixtures as working fluids showed significant improvement in energetic, economic, and environmental performances. Full article
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