Title: Thermodynamic analysis of chimney

Authors: Richard Petela

Addresses: Technology Scientific Ltd., 152 Ranch Estates Dr. N.W., Calgary, Alberta T3G 1K4, Canada

Abstract: Thermodynamic analysis, including energy and exergy, was applied for studying a chimney phenomenon. The mathematical model of a chimney was derived and used for evaluation of output trends responsive to change of some input parameters. It was proposed to use chimney efficiency as a measure of waste heat recovery. Also, the new component of exergy of the substance, called mechanical exergy, was used to determine the effect of terrestrial gravity field on the chimney process.

Keywords: engineering thermodynamics; exergy analysis; chimney efficiency; chimneys; gravity input; energy analysis; waste heat recovery; mathematical modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEX.2009.028579

International Journal of Exergy, 2009 Vol.6 No.6, pp.868 - 880

Published online: 19 Sep 2009 *

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