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Thermodynamics and the Destruction of Resources

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Bhavik R. Bakshi,Timothy Gutowski, Dusan Sekulic, Elias Gyftopoulos, Anil Baral, Jorge L. Hau, Eric Williams, Nikhil Krishnan, Sarah Boyd, Noam Lior, Bhavik R. Bakshi, Hangjoon Kim, Prem K. Goel, Geert Van der Vorst, Jo Dewulf, Herman Van Langenhove, Stefan Gößling-Reisemann, Nandan Ukidwe, Shinichiro Nakamura, Bruce Hannon, George Tsatsaronis, Matthias Ruth, Mueller Ingo, Roberto Pastres, Brian D. Fath
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  • Date Published: April 2011
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521884556

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  • This book is a unique, multidisciplinary, effort to apply rigorous thermodynamics fundamentals, a disciplined scholarly approach, to problems of sustainability, energy, and resource uses. Applying thermodynamic thinking to problems of sustainable behavior is a significant advantage in bringing order to ill defined questions with a great variety of proposed solutions, some of which are more destructive than the original problem. The articles are pitched at a level accessible to advanced undergraduates and graduate students in courses on sustainability, sustainable engineering, industrial ecology, sustainable manufacturing, and green engineering. The timeliness of the topic, and the urgent need for solutions make this book attractive to general readers and specialist researchers as well. Top international figures from many disciplines, including engineers, ecologists, economists, physicists, chemists, policy experts and industrial ecologists among others make up the impressive list of contributors. About the Authors Bhavik R. Bakshi holds a dual appointment as a Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The Ohio State University, and Vice Chancellor and Professor of Energy and Environment at TERI University, New Delhi. He is also the Research Director of the Center for Resilience at Ohio State. From 2006 to 2010, he was a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai, India. He has written over 100 refereed publications in areas such as Process Systems Engineering and Sustainability Science and Engineering. Timothy G. Gutowski is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA. He was the Director of MIT’s Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity (1994-2004), and the Associate Department Head for Mechanical Engineering (2001-2005). From 1999 to 2001 he was the chairman of the National Science Foundation - Department of Energy panel on Environmentally Benign Manufacturing. He has written over 150 technical publications, and seven patents and patent applications. He is the editor of Advanced Composites Manufacturing (1997). Dusan P. Sekulic is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky. He is a fellow of ASME. Dr. Sekulic is a consulting professor at the Harbin Institute of Technology, PR China. He is the author of over 150 refereed research publications, more than a dozen book chapters, and the author of the book Fundamentals of Heat Exchanger Design (jointly with R.K. Shah), published in English, and in Chinese. He is the editor of the books Advances in Brazing: Science, Technology and Applications and Fundamentals of Heat Exchanger Design (2003) co-edited with Ramesh K. Shah.

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    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521884556
    • length: 524 pages
    • dimensions: 260 x 185 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1.06kg
    • contains: 120 b/w illus. 59 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Bhavik R. Bakshi, Timothy Gutowski and Dusan Sekulic
    Part I. Foundations:
    1. Thermodynamics: generalized available energy and availability or exergy Elias Gyftopoulos
    2. Energy and exergy: does one need both concepts for a study of resources use Dusan Sekulic
    3. Accounting for resource use via thermodynamics Bhavik R. Bakshi, Anil Baral and Jorge L. Hau
    Part II. Products and Processes:
    4. Material separation and recycling Timothy Gutowski
    5. Entropy based metric for transformational technologies development Dusan Sekulic
    6. Thermodynamic analysis of resources used in manufacturing processes Timothy Gutowski and Dusan Sekulic
    7. Case studies in energy use to realize ultra-high purities in semiconductor manufacturing Eric Williams, Nikhil Krishnan and Sarah Boyd
    8. Energy resources and use: the present (2008) situation, possible sustainable paths to the future and the thermodynamic perspective Noam Lior
    Part III. Life Cycle Assessments and Metrics:
    9. Using thermodynamics and statistics to improve the quality of life cycle inventory data Bhavik R. Bakshi, Hangjoon Kim and Prem K. Goel
    10. Developing sustainable technology: metrics from thermodynamics Geert Van der Vorst, Jo Dewulf and Herman Van Langenhove
    11. Entropy production and resource consumption in life cycle assessments Stefan Gößling-Reisemann
    12. Exergy and material flow in industrial and ecological systems Nandan Ukidwe and Bhavik R. Bakshi
    13. Materials flow analysis and input-output analysis: a synthesis Shinichiro Nakamura
    Part IV. Economic, Social Industrial, Eco Systems:
    14. Early development of input-output analysis of energy and ecologic systems Bruce Hannon
    15. Exergoeconomics and exergoenvironmental analysis George Tsatsaronis
    16. Entopy, economics and policy Matthias Ruth
    17. Integration and segregation in a population - a thermodynamicist's view Mueller Ingo
    18. Exergy use in ecosystems analysis: background and challenges Roberto Pastres and Brian D. Fath
    19. Thoughts on the application of thermodynamics to the development of sustainability science Timothy Gutowski, Dusan Sekulic and Bhavik R. Bakshi.

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    Bhavik R. Bakshi, Ohio State University
    Bhavik R. Bakshi holds a dual appointment as a Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The Ohio State University, and Vice Chancellor and Professor of Energy and Environment at TERI University, New Delhi. He is also the Research Director of the Center for Resilience at Ohio State. From 2006 to 2010 he was a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai, India. He has over 100 refereed publications in areas such as Process Systems Engineering and Sustainability Science and Engineering.

    Timothy G. Gutowski, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Timothy G. Gutowski is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA. He was the Director of MIT's Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity (1994–2004), and the Associate Department Head for Mechanical Engineering (2001–5). From 1999 to 2001 he was the chairman of the National Science Foundation/Department of Energy panel on Environmentally Benign Manufacturing. He has over 150 technical publications, and seven patents and patent applications. His previous book was Advanced Composites Manufacturing.

    Dusan P. Sekulic, University of Kentucky
    Dusan P. Sekulic is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky. He is a fellow of ASME. Dr Sekulic is a Consulting Professor at the Harbin Institute of Technology, PR China. He is the author of over 150 refereed research publications, more than a dozen book chapters, and the author of the book Fundamentals of Heat Exchanger Design (jointly with R. K. Shah), published in English, and in Chinese. He is the editor of the books Advances in Brazing: Science, Technology and Applications and Handbook of Heat Exchanger Design.

    Contributors

    Bhavik R. Bakshi,Timothy Gutowski, Dusan Sekulic, Elias Gyftopoulos, Anil Baral, Jorge L. Hau, Eric Williams, Nikhil Krishnan, Sarah Boyd, Noam Lior, Bhavik R. Bakshi, Hangjoon Kim, Prem K. Goel, Geert Van der Vorst, Jo Dewulf, Herman Van Langenhove, Stefan Gößling-Reisemann, Nandan Ukidwe, Shinichiro Nakamura, Bruce Hannon, George Tsatsaronis, Matthias Ruth, Mueller Ingo, Roberto Pastres, Brian D. Fath

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