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Exergy

  • By: Antonio Valero & Alicia Valero
  • In: Green Energy: An A-to-Z Guide
  • Edited by: Dustin Mulvaney & Paul Robbins
  • Subject:Environmental Technology, Policy & Management, Energy Policy

The first law of thermodynamics tells us that energy can be neither created nor destroyed. The second law places additional limits on energy transformations and reflects qualitative characteristics. It states that energy can only be transformed by the consumption of quality. ...

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