exergy

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Etymology[edit]

The term "exergy" was coined in 1956 by Zoran Rant (1904–1972) from Greek ex- ("out of", "away from") + ergon ("work").

Noun[edit]

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exergy (countable and uncountable, plural exergies)

  1. (physics) Concentrated or organized energy, which can be exported and do work in the process.
    • The maximum fraction of an energy form which (in a reversible process) can be transformed into work is called exergy. The remaining part is called anergy, and this corresponds to the waste heat.[1]
    • To be useful, internal energy has to be concentrated. The more dilute or disorganized the internal energy, the less useful it is ...[2]
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Honerkamp, J. ♦ Statistical Physics ♦ Springer, 2002, p. 298
  2. ^ Newman, Jay ♦ Physics of the Life Sciences ♦ Springer, 2008, p. 336