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MEAM Seminar: “Exergy-based Methods as a Promising Modern Thermodynamic Evaluation and Optimization Tool”
October 18, 2022 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Exergy-based methods are powerful tools for developing, evaluating, understanding, and improving energy conversion systems. In addition to conventional methods, advanced exergy-based analyses consider (a) the interactions among components of the overall system, and (b) the real potential for improving each important system component. The main role of an advanced analysis is to provide energy conversion system designers and operators with information useful for improving the design and operation of such systems. This presentation will include the advanced exergy-based evaluations and optimization methods as well. Advanced exergy-based method means splitting the exergy destruction, the capital investment cost, and the component-related environmental impact associated with each single component of an energy conversion system into endogenous/exogenous and avoidable/unavoidable parts and using a further splitting of the exogenous exergy destruction improves (a) our understanding of the processes that take place, and (b) the quality of the conclusions for improvement obtained from the analysis. It will be discussed the main features and some recent developments in the area of advanced exergy-based methods. Application of the method to different energy-conversion systems will be demonstrated.
Professor and Chair, Department of Exergy-Based Methods for Refrigeration Systems, Technical University of Berlin
Professor Tatiana Morosuk (Tetyana Morozyuk) is the head of the Department of Exergy-Based Methods for Refrigeration Systems at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany (since 2013). In 1990, she received her Diploma, in 1994 her Ph.D., and in 2001 the Doctor Habilitatus Degree and Professorship, all in Ukraine. Her research focuses on the development and applications of exergy-based methods to the improvement of the thermodynamic, economic, environmental performance of power generation systems, refrigeration/cryogenic systems, and energy-intensive chemical plants. She supervised/co-supervised 19 Ph.D. and more than 100 M.Sc theses. She published 8 books, more than 400 research papers, and has 10 patents. Since 2015, she serves as a study dean for the International Master programs: “Process, Energy, and Environmental System Engineering”, and “Energy Engineering”. In the year 2015, two master’s programs “Master Business Engineering: Energy” and “Information Technologies for Energy” have been established under her leadership. Since
2021, she is the Director of the Institute for Energy Engineering, TU Berlin.
Tatiana Morosuk is the 36th recipient (and the first female) of the James Harry Potter Gold Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Since July 2022, she is the Dual Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Energy Resources Technology, ASME digital collection.