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Energy & environmental visions for the new millennium by Jana Ricketts

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Thermoeconomic models when expanded to include the environmental criteria associated with a system's use of natural resources and its emission of pollutants have been called environomic models [1113,4244]. This type of model when fully developed includes those thermodynamic, economic and environmental aspects associated with the entire life cycle of a system beginning with the manufacture Page 9 of its capital equipment, on through the operation of the system itself and ending with the dismantling of the system's capital equipment.

Optimization of the model unlike simple analysis allows one to examine the entire space of possible solutions and arrive at the optimum as well as near optimum values for the decision variables. As already mentioned above, today's engineer with few exceptions is limited for reasons of time, money and a lack of methods and tools to an evaluation of a limited number of possibilities such as depicted in Fig. 2 by the syntheses / designs (dots) examined with a traditional approach. Clear examples of what the synthesis, design and operation of a system under development entails are found in Refs.

Melikian, David C. Anderson 273 Chapter 36 Ice Storage Geothermal Heat Pump Dr. Z. Melikyan, V. Melikyan 279 Chapter 37 Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling Initiative in India: An Evaluation of Status, Barriers, and Potential Ashok Sarkar, Charles F. Fafard 285 Chapter 38 Minimizing Politically-Related Financial Risks in Overseas Projects Alan J. Saul 295 Chapter 39 Opportunity Knocks: The Export Market for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Robert F. Price, Patrick J. Keegan 303 Chapter 40 Renewable Energy Programs in South America: Implementation Models, Costs and Lessons Learned J.

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