Energy versus exergy: An empirical analysis of thermodynamic metrics at the macro scale

Jonathan Norman

University of Bath

Jonathan Norman is a Research Fellow within the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Bath in the UK. He conducts research around the reduction in use of energy and materials, drawing on various methodologies as appropriate. His work is funded through the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIEMAP), as part of the UK Research Councils' End Use Energy Demand programme (under grant EP/N022645/1). 


While energy analysis considers the quantity of energy and its conservation, exergy analysis also accounts for the quality of this energy and its degradation. Exergy analysis therefore offers the possibility of an enhanced... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Samuel Cooper (University of Bath)
  2. Geoffrey Hammond (University of Bath)
  3. Jonathan Norman (University of Bath)

Topic Areas

• Sustainability and resilience metrics , • Advances in methods (e.g., life cycle assessment, social impact assessment, resilience a , • Decision support methods and tools


ThS-1 » Systems Approaches in Industrial Ecology (08:30 - Thursday, 29th June, Room D)

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