Thermodynamics and sustainable development

Rene Cornelissen

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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It is the objective of this thesis to demonstrate exergy analysis as a powerful instrument to obtain sustainable development. An important aspect of sustainable development is the minimisation of irreversibilities caused by the use of non-renewables. In order to limit the scope of this thesis sustainable development associated with production is considered only. The demonstration cases from practice are selected on four levels: components from process units, process units, complete production processes and, finally, products from production processes. This approach requires life cycle analysis aspects to be included in the exergy analysis.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Hirs, Gerard, Supervisor
Award date7 Nov 1997
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs90 365 1053 8
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 1997


  • METIS-144271
  • IR-32030


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