Energy Optimization in Process Systems and Fuel Cells, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080982271
  • ISBN-13: 9780080982274
  • DDC: 660.281
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 818 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Energy Optimization in Process Systems and Fuel Cells, Second Edition covers the optimization and integration of energy systems, with a particular focus on fuel cell technology. With rising energy prices, imminent energy shortages, and increasing environmental impacts of energy production, energy optimization and systems integration is critically important. The book applies thermodynamics, kinetics and economics to study the effect of equipment size, environmental parameters, and economic factors on optimal power production and heat integration. Author Stanislaw Sieniutycz, highly recognized for his expertise and teaching, shows how costs can be substantially reduced, particularly in utilities common in the chemical industry. This second edition contains substantial revisions, with particular focus on the rapid progress in the field of fuel cells, related energy theory, and recent advances in the optimization and control of fuel cell systems.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Brief Review of Static Optimization Methods.
2: Dynamic Optimization Problems.
3: Energy Limits for Thermal Engines and Heat Pumps at Steady States.
4: Hamiltonian Optimization of Imperfect Cascades.
5: Maximum Power from Solar Energy.
6: Hamilton–Jacobi–Bellman Theory of Energy Systems.
7: Numerical Optimization in Allocation, Storage and Recovery of Thermal Energy and Resources.
8: Optimal Control of Separation Processes.
9: Optimal Decisions for Chemical Reactors.
10: Fuel Cells and Limiting Performance of Electrochemobiological Systems.
11: Systems Theory in Thermal and Chemical Engineering.
12: Heat Integration within Process Integration.
13: Maximum Heat Recovery and Its Consequences for Process System Design.
14: Targeting and Supertargeting in Heat Exchanger Network Design.
15: Minimum Utility Cost (MUC) Target by Optimization Approaches.
16: Minimum Number of Units (MNU) and Minimum Total Surface Area (MTA) Targets.
17: Simultaneous HEN Targeting for Total Annual Cost.
18: Heat Exchanger Network Synthesis.
19: Heat Exchanger Network Retrofit.
20: Approaches to Water Network Design.