Special Issue "Special Applications of the Second Law of Thermodynamics: From a Cell to Society"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 16 February 2024 | Viewed by 3341
Interests: exergy analysis; thermodynamics; rational use of energy; renewable energy; chemical processes
The main objective of this Special Issue on “Applications of the Second Law of Thermodynamics: From a Cell to Society” is to showcase to the scientific world different applications of the concepts of entropy generation or destroyed exergy as a tool of diagnosis of different energy conversion systems, from pathologies to a rational use of energy in society. Irreversibilities are inherent to any process, and an increase in this physical quantity indicates a possible misfunctioning in biological systems and may be used as a tool even for diagnosing some illnesses. Also of interest is the demonstration of how society can properly use its natural resources, including methods to progress toward a more sustainable society. This Special Issue invites articles that explain the malfunctioning/better function of “aging systems”, including small systems, the human body (sports, thermal comfort, hypothermia, hyperthermia), corporations, cities, sectors and society, and other thermodynamic systems.
Prof. Dr. Carlos Eduardo Keutenedjian Mady
Prof. Dr. Monica Carvalho
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- second law of thermodynamics
- entropy generation
- healthy cells
- cancerous cell
- thermal comfort conditions
- human hypothermia or hyperthermia
- plant analysis
- whole society behavior