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Efficiency analysis of a cogeneration and district energy system. Appl. Therm. Eng. 25 (1), 147–159. , 1999. Exergy as a direct measure of environmental impact. In: Proceedings of the ASME Advanced Energy Systems Division, vol. 39. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York. , 1980. International progress in second law analysis. Energy Int. J. 5, 709–718. , 1988. Exergy Analysis of Thermal, Chemical and Metallurgical Processes. Hemisphere, New York. , 1996. The productive structure and thermoeconomic theories of system optimization.

A systematic correlation appears to exist between exergy loss rate and capital cost, but not between energy loss rate and capital cost. This finding is based on the observation that the variation in thermodynamic loss rate/ capital cost ratio values for different devices is large when based on energy loss and small when based on exergy loss. • Devices in modern coal-fired electricity-generating stations appear to conform approximately to a particular value of the thermodynamic loss rate/capital cost ratio (based on exergy loss), which reflects the “appropriate” trade-off between exergy losses and capital costs that is practiced in successful plant designs.

Price-driven economic order systems from a thermodynamic point of view. Int. J. Prod. Res. 42, 5167–5184. , 1980. Availability: the concept and associated terminology. Energy 5, 679–692. , 1995. The Exergy Method of Thermal Plant Analysis, reprint ed. Krieger, Malabar, FL. , 1987. Nomenclature for exergy analysis. In: Second Law Analysis of Thermal Systems. ASME, New York, pp. 171–176. , 1990. The exergy analysis: role and didactic importance of a standard use of basic concepts, terms and symbols.

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