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Exergy Inefficiency: An Indicator for Sustainable Development Analysis

Version 1 : Received: 3 June 2018 / Approved: 5 June 2018 / Online: 5 June 2018 (06:24:28 CEST)

How to cite: Lucia, U.; Grisolia, G. Exergy Inefficiency: An Indicator for Sustainable Development Analysis. Preprints 2018, 2018060049 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201806.0049.v1). Lucia, U.; Grisolia, G. Exergy Inefficiency: An Indicator for Sustainable Development Analysis. Preprints 2018, 2018060049 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201806.0049.v1).

Abstract

The present days can be considered a crossroad in the history our word because the economic, social and ecological needs don't agree one another. The result is a continuous growth of poverty and an increase of the ecological degradation. This has generated the present difficult socio-economic state, and it seems very difficult to escape. A new viewpoint must be introduced, but it cannot based on the usual economic indicators. So, new indicators must be introduced. They must allow us to consider the technological level, the environmental impact and the socio-economic conditions. In this paper we suggest three indicators based on an engineering approach of irreversibility. Three applications are shown in order to highlight the possible interest from different scientists and researchers in engineering, economy, etc, in order to develop sustainable approaches and policies for decision makers.

Subject Areas

bioeconomics; entropy; exergy; irreversibility; sustainability; thermoeconomics

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