On the cast house exergy management

Ayoola T. Brimmo, Mohamed I. Hassan

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The energy efficiency of aluminum casting furnaces has been widely reported. However, the conventional energy efficiency analyses are based on the first law of thermodynamics which do not shed adequate light on the processes' degradation of energy. This just gives a general idea of the furnace's performance with no reference to possible improvement strategies. In this study, we apply exergy analyses on the aluminum holding and melting furnaces to identify the location and causes of energy degradation. The exergy analyses which are based on a real life furnace conditions highlight the possible locations for technology improvement in a typical cast house. With this established, methods of minimizing the cast house's exergy losses are assessed.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationLight Metals 2016 - Held During TMS 2016
Subtitle of host publication145th Annual Meeting and Exhibition
EditorsEdward McRae Williams
PublisherMinerals, Metals and Materials Society
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781119225799
StatePublished - 2016
EventLight Metals 2016 - TMS 2016: 145th Annual Meeting and Exhibition - Nashville, United States
Duration: 14 Feb 201618 Feb 2016

Publication series

NameTMS Light Metals
ISSN (Print)0147-0809


ConferenceLight Metals 2016 - TMS 2016: 145th Annual Meeting and Exhibition
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Exergy analysis
  • Furnace
  • Heat transfer
  • Holding
  • Melting


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