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Contents Preface structure Symbols 1 State of Equilibrium 1.1 Equilibrium of a thermodynamic system 1.2 Helmholtz energy (Helmholtz function) 1.3 Gibbs energy (Gibbs function) 1.4 1.5 Concluding remarks Problems The use and significance of the Helmholtz and Gibbs energies 2 Availability and Exergy 2.1 Displacement work 2.2 Availability 2.3 Examples 2.4 Available and non-available energy 2.5 Irreversibility 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Exergy 2.10 2.1 1 Concluding remarks Problems Graphical representation of available energy and irreversibility Availability balance for a closed system Availability balance for an open system The variation of flow exergy for a perfect gas 3 Pinch Technology 3.1 3.2 3.3 Concluding remarks Problems A heat transfer network without a pinch problem A heat transfer network with a pinch point ix ... Xlll xv 1 2 5 6 6 9 10 13 13 14 15 21 21 25 27 34 36 42 43 43 47 49 56 60 61
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vi Contents 4 Rational Efficiency of a Powerplant 4.1 4.2 Rational efficiency 4.3 Rankinecycle 4.4 Examples 4.5 Concluding remarks Problems The influence of fuel properties on thermal efficiency 64 64 65 69 71 82 82 5 Efficiency of Heat Engines at Maximum Power 5.1 5.2 5.3 Concluding remarks Problems Efficiency of an internally reversible heat engine when producing maximum power output Efficiency of combined cycle internally reversible heat engines when producing maximum power output
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