Importance of exergy for analysis, improvement, design, and assessment
Article first published online: 17 DEC 2012
© 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment
Volume 2, Issue 3, pages 335–349, May/June 2013
How to Cite
Dincer, I. and Ratlamwala, T.A.H. (2013), Importance of exergy for analysis, improvement, design, and assessment. WIREs Energy Environ., 2: 335–349. doi: 10.1002/wene.63
- Issue published online: 10 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 17 DEC 2012
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
- Turkish Academy of Sciences
This study discusses what exergy analysis brings new to the system design, analysis, assessment, and improvement of energy systems. It also presents how efficiencies are defined for performance assessment. Case studies are given to explain how system exergy analysis is performed, and its efficiencies are evaluated for comparison. Exergy destruction rates for each component of the systems are also studied and presented to investigate the possibilities for determining the magnitudes and improving the performance.