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Thermodynamics and the Destruction of Resources

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ISBN-10: 0521884551

ISBN-13: 9780521884556

Edition: 2011

Authors: Bhavik R. Bakshi, Timothy G. Gutowski, Dusan P. Sekulić

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List price: $98.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/11/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 524
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Bhavik R. Bakshi holds a dual appointment as a Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The Ohio State University, and Vice Chancellor and Professor of Energy and Environment at TERI University, New Delhi. He is also the Research Director of the Center for Resilience at Ohio State. From 2006 to 2010 he was a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai, India. He has over 100 refereed publications in areas such as Process Systems Engineering and Sustainability Science and Engineering.

Timothy G. Gutowski is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA. He was the Director of MIT's Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity (1994-2004), and the Associate Department Head for Mechanical Engineering (2001-5). From 1999 to 2001 he was the chairman of the National Science Foundation/Department of Energy panel on Environmentally Benign Manufacturing. He has over 150 technical publications, and seven patents and patent applications. His previous book was Advanced Composites Manufacturing.

Dusan P. Sekulic is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky. He is a fellow of ASME. Dr Sekulic is a Consulting Professor at the Harbin Institute of Technology, PR China. He is the author of over 150 refereed research publications, more than a dozen book chapters, and the author of the book Fundamentals of Heat Exchanger Design (jointly with R. K. Shah), published in English, and in Chinese. He is the editor of the books Advances in Brazing: Science, Technology and Applications and Handbook of Heat Exchanger Design.

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Foreword
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Foundations
Thermodynamics: Generalized Available Energy and Availability or Exergy
Energy and Exergy: Does One Need Both Concepts for a Study of Resources Use?
Accounting for Resource Use by Thermodynamics
Products and Processes
Materials Separation and Recycling
An Entropy-Based Metric for a Transformational Technology Development
Thermodynamic Analysis of Resources Used in Manufacturing Processes
Ultrapurity and Energy Use: Case Study of Semiconductor Manufacturing
Energy Resources and Use: The Present Situation, Possible Sustainable Paths to the Future, and the Thermodynamic Perspective
Life-Cycle Assessments and Metrics
Using Thermodynamics and Statistics to Improve the Quality of Life-Cycle Inventory Data
Developing Sustainable Technology: Metrics From Thermodynamics
Entropy Production and Resource Consumption in Life-Cycle Assessments
Exergy and Material Flow in Industrial and Ecological Systems
Synthesis of Material Flow Analysis and Input-Output Analysis
Economic Systems, Social Systems, Industrial Systems, and Ecosystems
Early Development of Input-Output Analysis of Energy and Ecologic Systems
Exergoeconomics and Exergoenvironmental Analysis
Entropy, Economics, and Policy
Integration and Segregation in a Population - a Thermodynamicist's View
Exergy Use in Ecosystem Analysis: Background and Challenges
Thoughts on the Application of Thermodynamics to the Development of Sustainability Science
Appendix: Standard Chemical Exergy
Index