Departmental Papers (MEAM)

Document Type

Conference Paper

Date of this Version

2008

Comments

N. Lior. (2008). "The Exergy Fields in Process." Meeting the Entropy Challenge, An International Thermodynamics Symposium in Honor and Memory of Professor Joseph H. Keenan. Cambridge, MA, 4–5 October 2007.

Copyright 2008 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Proceedings of Meeting the Entropy Challenge, An International Thermodynamics Symposium and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2979055.

Abstract

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.

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Date Posted: 13 January 2011

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