1. Introduction.- 2. Exergy: exergy costing and renewability analysis of energy conversion processes.- 3. Exergy and thermoeconomic analysis of power plants, refrigeration and polygeneration systems.- 4. Exergy evaluation of petroleum production and refining processes.- 5. chemical processes analysis and improvement.- 6. Exergy analysis and parametric improvement of the combined production of sugar, ethanol and electricity.- 7. Exergy and renewability analysis of liquid biofuels production routes.- 8. Exergy method for conception and assessment of aircraft systems .- 9. Exergy analysis and environmental impact.- 10. Exergy analysis and human body behavior.
Silvio de Oliveira Junior is an Associate Professor at Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has been developing research activities on heat pumps and refrigeration systems, solar energy, energy conservation in industrial processes, cogeneration systems and exergy and thermoeconomic analysis of thermal processes. He has supervised seven Doctor Thesis (in Mechanical Engineering), 16 Master Dissertations (in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering and Energy), 9 MBA in Energy and Cogeneration and Distributed Generation, and 69 Undergraduate Projects in Mechanical Engineering. He is author/co-author of about 190 publications and communications and senior member of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering. He is also member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Thermodynamics. He has been involved in the past ten years with research projects related to energy utilization in biodiesel production plants, sugar and alcohol utilities and production plants, offshore and onshore petroleum platforms, refinery utilities plants, production processes of petroleum derived fuels, co/trigeneration and combined cycle plants, airplane energy systems and modeling and simulation of twin-screw multiphase pumping systems.
From the reviews:"The recent book 'Exergy: Production, Cost and Renewability' by Silvio de Oliveira Jr. provides a wide review of applications of exergy analysis to energy conversion processes. ... this book is an important contribution to the applications of exergy analysis. ... The book is well written and presented. It can be certainly recommended to students and researchers in energy and chemical technology." (Krzysztof J. Ptasinski, Energy, 2013)