Waste energy utilisation - An appeal for an entropy based strategy
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International Journal of Thermal Sciences 40 (4): 311 - 315 (2001)

The paper gives a review of a project initiated by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (formerly the Prussian Academy of Sciences) entitled “Waste energy utilisation â€” A contribution to an entropy economy”. It covered not only the technical aspects of a better waste energy utilisation but studied also the social, economical, political and legal implications, as well as existing impediments. As the term entropy economy indicates a purely quantitative assessment of energy and its losses on the basis of energy balances is not very helpful. Instead, entropy balances permit a qualification of energy and the development of strategies for better waste energy utilisation. The paper is meant as a general introduction into the following papers, where technical aspects of a better waste energy utilisation are discussed.
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