Exergetic Optimization of Power Generation Systems

Pouria Ahmadi, Halil S. Hamut, Ahmadreza Ghaffarizadeh, Pedram Hanafizadeh, Esmaiil Ghasemisahebi
2016 International Journal of Chemical Engineering  
With increasing global population and dwindling energy sources, generation of energy in a cost-effective manner with minimum waste and environmental footprint becomes one of the greatest challenges of our time. Thus, there is an increasing need for more capable and intelligent use of energy sources by incorporating enriched designs and optimized algorithms to enhance the sustainability of energy systems through innovative solutions. In this regard, the methods and tools for novel analyses and
more » ... aluation of energy systems to improve their efficiency and reduce their cost and environmental impact become imperative and require significant attention. Recently, exergy has become a new distinct discipline for system design, analysis, optimization, and performance evaluation; and its use has been expanded drastically. Many researchers and practicing engineers refer to exergy methods as powerful tools for analyzing, assessing, designing, improving, and optimizing systems and processes. Exergy analysis appears to be an important tool to industry in (a) addressing the impact of energy resource utilization on the environment and economics, (b) furthering the goal of more efficient energy resource utilization, (c) determining locations, types, and true magnitudes of wastes and losses, (d) revealing whether or not and how much it is possible to design more efficient energy systems by reducing the inefficiencies, and (e) providing a sustainable development as a result of sustainable supply of energy resources. Exergy analysis is a method that uses the conservation of mass and conservation of energy
doi:10.1155/2016/3962847 fatcat:b3h5h4v57raeziaykscgq6zlaq