International Journal of Exergy
- Editor in Chief
- Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Dincer
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 12 issues per year
- Impact factor (Clarivate Analytics) 2020 0.958 (5 Year Impact Factor 1.012)
- CiteScore 2.0 (2019)
IJEX is dedicated to providing an interdisciplinary platform for information and ideas in the field of exergy and thermodynamic optimisation. It publishes a wide range of original, high-quality research papers, and ancillary features, spanning activities from fundamental research to industrial applications. IJEX covers aspects of exergy analysis of engineering and non-engineering systems and processes in a large variety of disciplines, ranging from mechanical engineering to physics and chemical engineering to industrial ecology.
Topics covered include
- Thermodynamic systems
- Energy-related applications
- Process optimisation
- Energy systems, policies, planning
- Exergy/environment modelling
- Exergetic life cycle assessment
- Industrial ecology
- Sectoral exergy utilisation
- Waste exergy emissions
- Second-law efficiency
- Thermo- and exergo-economics
- Exergy in sustainable development
- Criticisms of and problems with use of exergy
- Entropy generation minimisation
- Constructal theory and design
IJEX aims to provide a forum for disseminating high-quality research results in the wide domain covered by the methods of exergy analysis, entropy generation minimisation and thermo-economics. Papers on related topics such as exergy utilisation, irreversible process modelling, size and time constraints, environmental modelling, exergy waste and emissions and exergo-economics are welcome. Also welcome are studies devoted to method, modelling, theory, computational simulation, design, experimentation, and measurement. It is our objective to bring the community together in the forum for IJEX and to expand it. The hope of all of us in thermodynamics is to develop a more coherent science, and to leave for future generations a more useful methodology.
Exergy analysis is cited by many researchers and practising engineers to be a powerful tool for assessing the thermodynamic efficiencies and losses of systems and processes. Not surprisingly, therefore, the technique is used in various industries. For example, some electrical generation companies in Europe utilise exergy methods to enhance and maintain plant performance. Exergy and exergy related topics are getting the highest percentage of support in North America and Europe. Even in developing countries, there are many individual projects getting significant research money for exergy related topics.
In a world rapidly running out of fossil fuel, exergy appears to be one of potential solutions for more efficient use of energy resources and better environment and sustainability. During the past decade, we have witnessed revolutionary changes in the way thermodynamics is taught, researched and practised. The methods of exergy analysis, entropy generation minimisation and exergoeconomics have become the most visible and established forms of this change. The emphasis is now on modelling and thermodynamic optimisation, not only in the mainstreams of engineering (e.g., mechanical, civil, chemical, environmental, industrial, etc.) but also in physics, biology, economics and management. IJEX addresses the issues concerning the very active and creative community of researchers, educators and practitioners, which has grown along these very exciting new lines.
IJEX publishes original research papers, review papers, viewpoint articles, book reviews, conference announcements, and technical notes. Special issues are devoted to important topics in the area and guest edited by key figures in the area. In addition, its features include: well-prepared archival review articles on important or developing methodologies and techniques, special issues devoted to significant international conferences or seminars, book reviews, announcement of forthcoming events.
- Bejan, Adrian, Duke University, USA
Editor in Chief
- Dincer, Ibrahim, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
- Rosen, Marc A., University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Editorial Board Members
- Akiyama, Tomohiro, Hokkaido University, Japan
- Atanasova, L., Bourgas Prof. Assen Zlatarov University, Bulgaria
- Cengel, Y.A., University of Nevada, Reno, USA
- Demirel, Yasar, University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA
- Feidt, M., Université de Nancy I, France
- Hepbasli, Arif, Yasar University, Turkey
- Hooman, Kamel, University of Queensland, Australia
- Jaber, Jamal O., Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan
- Kilkis, Birol I., Greenway Technologies, USA
- Koroneos, Christopher J., National Technical University of Athens, Greece
- Kwak, H-Y., Chung-Ang University, South Korea
- Michaelides, E.E., University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
- Midilli, Adnan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University , Turkey
- Miguel, A.F., University of Évora, Portugal
- Ozilgen, Mustafa, Yeditepe University, Turkey
- Sahin, Ahmet Z., King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
- Sciubba, Enrico, University of Roma La Sapienza, Italy
- Sherif, S.A., University of Florida, USA
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The thermodynamics of Covid-19
28 July, 2020
When you catch a virus it will hijack your metabolic processes for its own replication. The virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) which is at the heart of the current global pandemic of the associated disease Covid-19 is no exception. It hooks into the body's cellular processes leaching energy and exergy (energy that does work) so that it can duplicate its genetic code and build the proteins it needs to create copies of itself. Obviously, such an energy drain gives rise to some of the symptoms while others are caused by the body's immune response that attempts to stop the virus in its tracks. Writing in the International Journal of Exergy, a research team from Turkey explains how this novel coronavirus first reported in late 2019, causes a cluster of symptoms not commonly seen in other viral infections: severe pneumonia, pulmonary inflammation, and fibrosis [...]
Exercise, exergy, and meateaters
9 April, 2020
Writing in the International Journal of Exergy, a team from Turkey discusses how organisms live far-from thermodynamic equilibrium with their surroundings. They import exergy, export entropy and maintain constancy of their vital internal physiological constituents via homeostasis. Exergy is a measure of energy with the capacity to do what is referred to technically as work in the thermodynamic sense [...]