Energy Optimization in Process Systems and Fuel Cells

Energy Optimization in Process Systems and Fuel Cells, 2nd Edition

Energy Optimization in Process Systems and Fuel Cells, 2nd Edition,Stanislaw Sieniutycz,Jacek Jezowski,ISBN9780080982212






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The book outlines methods for optimization of energy processes and systems, including fuel cells, an indispensable reference to chemical and mechanical engineers and researchers.

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  • New information on fuel cell theory, combined with the theory of flow energy systems, broadens the scope and usefulness of the book
  • Discusses engineering applications including power generation, resource upgrading, radiation conversion, and chemical transformation in static and dynamic systems
  • Contains practical applications of optimization methods that help solve the problems of power maximization and optimal use of energy and resources in chemical, mechanical, and environmental engineering


Energy Optimization in Process Systems and Fuel Cells, Second Edition covers the optimization and integration of energy systems, with a particular focus on fuel cell technology. With rising energy prices, imminent energy shortages, and increasing environmental impacts of energy production, energy optimization and systems integration is critically important. The book applies thermodynamics, kinetics and economics to study the effect of equipment size, environmental parameters, and economic factors on optimal power production and heat integration. Author Stanislaw Sieniutycz, highly recognized for his expertise and teaching, shows how costs can be substantially reduced, particularly in utilities common in the chemical industry.

This second edition contains substantial revisions, with particular focus on the rapid progress in the field of fuel cells, related energy theory, and recent advances in the optimization and control of fuel cell systems.


Graduate students and researchers in chemical, mechanical, materials and environmental engineering, as well as those engaged in system theory, operation research, chemistry, applied physics, applied mathematics

Stanislaw Sieniutycz

Stanislaw Sieniutycz is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Institute of Chemical and Process Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology in Poland. His research focuses on thermal and chemical engineering with special emphasis on the control, stability and optimization of chemical and electrochemical reaction systems. He published 10 books with international scientific publishers and 224 articles in international scientific journals, and 140 conference and invited papers. He is Associate Editor and Member of Editorial Board of the Journal of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics, Associate Editor and Member of Editorial Board of the Journal: Open Systems and Information Dynamics, Associate Editor and Member of Editorial Board of the Journal: International Journal of Applied Thermodynamics, Member of Editorial Board of the Journal: Energy & Conversion Management, Associate Editor of Advances in Thermodynamics Series, Member of Committee of Chemical Engineering at Polish Academy of Sciences. He received 7 awards.

Affiliations and Expertise

Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering, Warsaw, Poland

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Jacek Jezowski

Affiliations and Expertise

Deceased. Rzeszow University of Technology, Poland

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Energy Optimization in Process Systems and Fuel Cells, 2nd Edition

1 Brief review of static optimization methods
2 Dynamic optimization problems
3 Energy limits for thermal engines and heat pumps at steady states
4 Hamiltonian optimization of imperfect cascades
5 Maximum power from solar energy
6 Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman theory of energy systems
7 Numerical optimization in allocation, storage and recovery of thermal energy and resources
8 Optimal control of separation processes
9 Optimal decisions for chemical reactors
10 Fuel cells and limiting performance of electro-chemo-biological systems
11 Systems theory in thermal and chemical engineering
12 Heat integration within process integration
13 Maximum heat recovery and its consequences for process system design
14 Targeting and supertargeting in heat exchanger network design
15 Minimum utility cost (MUC) target by optimization approaches
16 Minimum number of units (MNU) and minimum total surface area (MTA) targets
17 Simultaneous HEN targeting for total annual cost
18 Heat exchanger network synthesis
19 Heat exchanger network retrofit
20 Approaches to water network design
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"Polish chemical and process engineers Seinuitycz and Jezowski explain how to simulate and optimize various energy processes by applying optimization approaches found in second law analysis, finite time thermodynamics, entropy generation minimization, exergo-economics, and system engineering…The book can be used as a core or supplemental textbook in a range of science and engineering courses on energy at the graduate or undergraduate level."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013

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