Best Reference Books – Thermodynamics and Energy Conversion

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Thermodynamics and Energy Conversion subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Thermodynamics and Energy Conversion along with reviews.

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1. “Engineering Thermodynamics” by P K Nag

“Engineering Thermodynamics” Book Review: This textbook gives a clear exposition of all the basic principles and fundamentals of thermodynamic concepts. The book introduces readers to the empirical statements and helps to understand the generality and logical reasoning hidden in them. It covers topics such as Temperature, Work and Heat Transfer, First Law of Thermodynamics, First Law Applied to Flow Process, Entropy, and Energy etc. Every chapter contains a number of worked out examples, solved and unsolved problems for exhaustive practice and better understanding. The book is beneficial for all first year engineering students.

2. “Engineering Thermodynamics” by J B Jones and R E Dugan
3. “Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach” by Y A Cengel and M A Boles
4. “Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics” by A Bejan

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“Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics” Book Review: The book explores the brief, simple and unambiguous nature of thermodynamics. It looks to explain the readers the real meaning of crucial thermodynamics terms such as entropy and various laws of thermodynamics. The book covers chapters such as the First Law, the Second Law, Entropy Generation, Single Phase Systems, Exergy Analysis, Multiphase Systems, Chemically Reactive Systems, and Power Generation etc. All concepts and explanations are supported by an appropriate number of illustrations for better clarity. Every chapter contains brainstorming problems in the end and references for further understanding.

5. “Thermal Engineering: Engineering Thermodynamics and Energy Conversion Techniques” by P L Ballaney
6. “Thermodynamics and Energy Conversion” by Henning Struchtrup

“Thermodynamics and Energy Conversion” Book Review: The book looks into some advanced concepts surrounding thermodynamics and their applications. It also focuses on applications of thermodynamic concepts in energy conversion through discussions on various engines, systems and power plants. Some of the topics covered in the book include Reversible Processes in Closed Systems, Closed System Cycles, Open Systems, Basic Open System Cycles, Vapor Engines, Gas Engines, Thermodynamic Equilibrium, Mixtures, and Psychometrics etc. Each chapter contains an abundant number of illustrative examples and problems for practice.

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7. “Chemical Looping Systems for Fossil Energy Conversions” by Liang-Shih Fan

“Chemical Looping Systems for Fossil Energy Conversions” Book Review: This book looks into chemical looping processes. Comprising a total six number of chapters, the book explores the various aspects of looping and its application in energy conversion. The six chapters covered in the book are Introduction, Chemical Looping Process, Chemical Looping Combustion, Chemical Looping Gasification using Gaseous Fuels, Chemical Looping Gasification using Solid Fuels and Novel Applications of Chemical Looping Technologies. The book can be used as a reference by researchers and by graduate and undergraduate students in chemical engineering and related fields for an in-depth understanding of processes and challenges.

8. “Introduction to Applied Thermodynamics and Energy Conversion”
by J R Tyldesley
9. “Solving Problems in Applied Thermodynamics and Energy Conversion” by G J Sharpe
10. “Endoreversible Thermodynamics of Solar Energy Conversion” by Alexis de Vos

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“Endoreversible Thermodynamics of Solar Energy Conversion” Book Review: This textbook explores the irreversible thermodynamics concepts and its applications in transient phenomena. The book attempts to explain general principles by idealized models. The book is written in mathematical language and requires some basic understanding of mathematical concepts and general physics. The various chapters included in the book are Radiation, The Solar System, Thermodynamic Engines, Wind Energy Creation, Photothermal Conversion, Hybrid Conversion, Multicolor Conversion, Chemical Reactions, Photovoltaic Conversion, Photosynthesis etc. Each chapter contains practice exercises and references for further reading.

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