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This paper is a very brief review of the method for analyzing the space and time dependent exergy and irreversibility fields in processes. It presents the basic equations, the method for their use, and three examples from the work of the author and his former graduate students: flow desiccation, combustion of oil droplets, and combustion of pulverized coal. Conclusions from this Second Law analysis are used to attempt process improvement suggestions.
Lior, Noam, "The Exergy Fields in Processes" (2008). Departmental Papers (MEAM). 265.
Date Posted: 13 January 2011
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