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Biothermoeconomics analysis of cyanobacteria and microalga use for sustainable biofuel

  title={Biothermoeconomics analysis of cyanobacteria and microalga use for sustainable biofuel},
  author={Umberto Lucia and Giulia Grisolia},
  journal={arXiv: Applied Physics},
Exergy is a thermodynamic quantity useful to obtain information on the work from any process. The analyses of irreversibility are important in the designing and development of the productive processes for the economic growth, but they play a fundamental role also in the analysis of socio-economic context. The link between the wasted exergy and the energy cost for maintain the productive processes are obtained in the bioengineering thermodynamics. This link holds to the fundamental role of… 

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  • Engineering, Environmental Science
  • 2013