C3: Exergy Analysis of Solar Cooling SystemsA Technical Report of Subtask C3
June 2010 - PDF 1.78MB
Editor: LUIGI MARLETTA
Within the Task 38, the Subtask C was devoted to the Thermodynamic Analysis of solar cooling systems. Out of the many contributions offered by the participants, those ones collected in this Report are the most representative of the research activity carried out by the whole Group in the field of the exergy analysis and its applications to solar cooling. By going through the paper, the Reader can recognize that for detecting the drawbacks of thermodynamic nature of energy engineering systems, the exergy approach is a more useful and powerful tool than energy analysis. Indeed, while the energy approach is based solely on the First Law, exergy analysis is founded on the combination of both the First and Second Law of Thermodynamics, thus offering a wider and more rational basis for investigation.