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Thermo-Ecology Exergy as a Measure of Sustainability

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Couverture de l’ouvrage Thermo-Ecology

Thermo-Ecology: Exergy as a Measure of Sustainability integrates thermo-ecology and exergy replacement cost as a new and original tool called thermo-ecology cost, TEC. This tool allows for a more inclusive measurement of the impacts of using renewable and non-renewable resources by including the thermodynamics law into decision making. This book provides applications of this tool across industries and life cycle assessments in order to assess the cradle-to grave impacts of resource use.

Non-renewable natural resources are still the dominant source of energy in most economic sectors worldwide, particularly in the electric power sector. The transformation and usage of primary energy are connected with various unfavorable environmental effects. Mainly they are the depletion of constrained resources of non-renewable energy, emission of harmful wastes to the environment and emission of greenhouse gasses and other harmful chemical. Thermo-Ecology: Exergy as a Measure of Sustainability reviews ways to investigate these effects more effectively by combining TEC with Life Cycle Assessment. This combination has emerged as a valuable decision-support tool for both policy makers and industry in evaluating the impacts of a product or process.



  • Walks through what Thermo-Ecology Cost (TEC) is and why it gives a more holistic assessment when calculating the costs vs benefits of utilizing a natural resource
  • Provides a new and more efficient way to measure and evaluate the sustainability of resources
  • Includes: TEC calculation examples to explain the TEC theory as well as to help readers prepare their own analyses devoted to exergo-ecological applications across industries including energy production and waste management
  • Demonstrates the potential of TEC usage for applications like ecological taxes proportional on TEC

1. Introduction 2. Energy, Resources, Ecology and Measures of Sustainability 3. Fundamentals of Exergy Analysis 4. Life cycle of the product 5. Thermo-Ecological Cost (TEC) based on Exergy Analysis 6. Applications of TEC 7. Pro-ecological tax 8. Summary

Upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students, researchers, scientists and engineers studying or working in sustainable energy, sustainable development, environmental science, ecology, environmental management, industrial ecology, ecological economics, systems ecology

Prof. Wojciech Stanek, PhD., DSc is full professor at the Institute of Thermal Technology, Faculty of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Silesian University of Technology. He gained his professional experience at the same University where he successively developed his scientific career as a research assistant, assistant professor and associate professor. Currently, he is the Director of Institute of Thermal Technology. He is one of the world's leading experts in the field of exergy. His main areas of interests are energy systems as well as energy and resources conversion technologies. He has worked on mathematical modelling of energy conversion and management in industrial processes, cumulated energy and exergy consumption, thermo-ecological cost method, thermo-economic issues of environmental protection, life cycle analysis and control systems for power and cogeneration plants using advanced measurement data validation. He has published more than 130 papers in national and international journals and conference proceedings. He has served as a subject editor in Energy - The International Journal since 2010. He has been a member of the Commission of Energy of Polish Academy of Sciences since 1999.
Paweł Gładysz has been an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Energy and Fuels (AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland) since October 2017. Before that he worked as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Thermal Technology (Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland) where he is still involved in industrial research projects. His current research activities cover mathematical modelling and optimisation of energy systems (mainly clean coal and cogeneration technologies) and environmental analysis (including Thermo-Ecological Cost and Life Cycle Assessment). At the moment he is coordinating a research project regarding the determination of the structure of an integrated energy system (biomass-fired CHP plant with CO2 capture and utilizati

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