Exergy analysis is a practical approach to evaluate the merit of energy conversion or distribution processes and systems. With the aid of an energy analysis, the performance of an energy conversion system cannot be evaluated efficiently and precisely. But, an exergy analysis complements and enhances an energy analysis. Exergy analysis involves the application of exergy concepts, balances, and efficiencies to evaluate and improve energy and other systems. Many scientists suggest that processes or sytems can be well evaluated and improved using exergy analysis in addition to or in place of energy analysis. Application of exergy analysis has given us more beneficial opportunities through a big part of a wide range of processes and systems particularly for the evaluation of energy systems and technologies as well as an environmental impact in all existing thermal and nuclear power plants. Conventional energy technologies, especially for power generation plants, have made numerous energy and exergy analyses and have produced beneficial results. Also, the use of energy and exergy analyses for advanced nuclear energy technologies can be expected to provide meaningful insights into performance that can assist in achieving optimal design concepts. Finally, explaining the analysis of thermal and nuclear power plant systems deals with exergetic approach.
Part of the book: Application of Exergy