Tools for Sustainable Energy Engineering

Göran Wall
Department of Culture, Energy and Environment, Gotland University, Visby, Sweden

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp110572323

Ingår i: World Renewable Energy Congress - Sweden; 8-13 May; 2011; Linköping; Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 57:6, s. 2323-2330

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Publicerad: 2011-11-03

ISBN: 978-91-7393-070-3

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Exergy concepts and exergy based methods offer an insight to the understanding of sustainable energy engineering. The utilization of energy and other resources by applying physical concept as exergy and exergy based methods and the value of these tools in the design and optimization are presented; in particular Life Cycle Exergy Analysis (LCEA). Optimization methods incorporating both exergy and economic conditions are also presented. This brings a new approach and insight to the engineering conditions for a sustainable development that is further elaborated. The importance of introducing this new knowledge into present engineering education and practices is argued for.


Renewable energy; Energy Policy; Energy engineering; Sustainable development; Education


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