Title: Extended Exergy Accounting as a general method for assessing the primary resource consumption of social and industrial systems

Authors: Mario Belli, Enrico Sciubba

Addresses: Department of Mechanics, University of Calabria, via P. Bucci 44C, 87036, Rende (CS), Italy. ' Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of Roma 1 'La Sapienza', via Eudossiana 18, 00184, Roma, Italy

Abstract: The method of Extended Exergy Accounting (EEA) is proposed as a paradigm for the evaluation of the equivalent primary resource consumption of |Energy Systems|. In a |system|s approach|, an energy system is an assembly of components that feed on primary energy sources to produce material or immaterial commodities.

Keywords: extended exergy accounting; EEA; thermoeconomics; resource consumption; production systems; energy balance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEX.2007.015082

International Journal of Exergy, 2007 Vol.4 No.4, pp.421 - 440

Published online: 11 Sep 2007 *

Full-text access for editors Full-text access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article