Engineering sustainability: thermodynamics, energy systems, and the environment

  title={Engineering sustainability: thermodynamics, energy systems, and the environment},
  author={G. P. Hammond},
  journal={International Journal of Energy Research},
  • G. P. Hammond
  • Published 10 May 2004
  • Engineering, Environmental Science
  • International Journal of Energy Research
Thermodynamic concepts have been utilized by practitioners in a variety of disciplines with interests in environmental sustainability, including ecology, economics and engineering. Widespread concern about resource depletion and environmental degradation are common to them all. It has been argued that these consequences of human development are reflected in thermodynamic parameters and methods of analysis; they are said to mirror energy transformations within society. ‘Exergy’, a quantity which… 

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