AVAILABLE ENERGY CONVERSION AND UTILIZATION IN THE UNITED STATES

The manner is which energy resources are consumed is examined, and attention is focused on those processes that consume a significant quantity of energy and do so least efficiently. The performance of a large number of energy conversion and utilization systems is investigated and the energy flows in the U.S. are illustrated from an available energy viewpoint. An available energy flow diagram showing the available energy supply by fuel type as well as the available energy requirements and losses in each of the four sectors (utility, residential and commercial, transportation, industrial) is presented. The available energy flow diagram shows a much bleaker picture of the U.S. energy utilization than do energy flow diagrams. The available energy flow diagram (which shows a thermodynamically truer performance picture than the energy flow diagram) points out the residential, commercial and transportation sectors as being substantially poorer in performance.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Reistad, G M
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 429-443
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099292
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM