This book presents the diverse and rapidly expanding field of Entropy Generation Minimization (EGM), the method of thermodynamic optimization of real devices. The underlying principles of the EGM method - also referred to as "thermodynamic optimization," "thermodynamic design," and "finite time thermodynamics" - are thoroughly discussed, and the me

chapter 1|20 pages

Thermodynamic concepts and laws

chapter 2|26 pages

Entropy generation and exergy destruction

chapter 3|24 pages

Entropy generation in fluid flow

chapter 4|42 pages

Entropy generation in heat transfer

chapter 5|42 pages

Heat exchangers

chapter 6|16 pages

Insulation systems

chapter 7|34 pages

Storage systems

chapter 8|44 pages

Power generation

chapter 9|30 pages

Solar-thermal power generation

chapter 10|40 pages


chapter 11|30 pages

Time-dependent operation