Engineering technology or mechanical engineering industry is the application of physical principles to create all kinds of machinery and equipment or other useful objects. Mechanical application of thermodynamic principles, the law of conservation of mass and energy to analyze static and dynamic physical systems, for design work in areas such as automotive, aircraft and the other vehicles, heating systems and cooling, household appliances, machinery and production equipment, weapons ...
As motive force of processes, heat must be transferred from one fluid to other, task
that is performed by means of heat exchangers. From this point of view, heat
exchangers represent an important element of thermal facilities that has substantially
contributed to technical development of the society. Today it is impossible to imagine
any branch of process engineering and energy technology without involvement of heat
exchangers. Advanced models of these apparatus were proposed in the middle of the
18th century, while theoretical backgrounds have been completed a century later....
This book addresses the evolutionary stage of Chemical Engineering and provides an
overview to the state of the art and technological advancements. Chemical
Engineering applications have always been challenging. Optimization of plausible
solutions to problems in economic manner through technology is worth. The script has
been designed to enable the reader to access the desired knowledge on fundamentals
and advancements in Chemical Engineering in a single text.
In this chapter, we review two important methods that account for much of the newer work in engineering thermodynamics and thermal design and optimization. The method of exergy analysis rests on thermodynamics alone.