October 17–21, 2022
Corvallis, Oregon and Virtual
Oregon State University's Environmental Sciences Graduate Program is excited to be hosting a live, five day workshop stressing emergy concepts, theory, and principles. Each day is composed of four sessions, two in the morning and two in the afternoon. One or two sessions each day is devoted to a case study that includes “hands-on” computation of emergy or simulation of models to reinforce lecture material and extend understanding of systems concepts.
This year's workshop is free to attend, but we do ask that you consider donating to OSU ESGP to support future conferences and engagements. Thank you.
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What are Emergy, Exergy?
Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Global Renewable Sources
Concepts of Emergy Accounting
Emergy Systems Concepts
Applications of Emergy Methodology
Simulation of Macroscopic Mini-Models of Humanity and Nature
Biophysical economics, the emerging discipline of emergy analysis, systems of value, brief overview of emergy accounting, energy quality, unit emergy values (UEVs),transformity, specific emergy, emdollars.
Introduction energy systems diagramming language
Quantitative diagramming and picture mathematics
Afternoon 3- Energy & Exergy || 1:30 PM PST(30 minutes)
Introduction to energy, Laws of Thermodynamics, Maximum Empower Principles, hierarchical organization
Introduction to available energy, exergy, quality, Carnot efficiency
Computing available energy using Gibbs free energy for materials and energy sources and kinetic energy of renewable sources
The evolution of the GEB, difference between solar equivalent joules and solar emjoules, Solar Equivalence Ratio vs. Transformity, secondary and tertiary renewable flows
Emergy algebra, Emergy evaluation procedure, Static calculation
Evaluation procedure: systems diagram, evaluation table,footnotes, summary diagram, and emergy indices
UEVs of nonrenewable fossil fuels, minerals and metals, slowly renewables, andquaternary product
Introduction to emergy database- (a work in progress)
Simulation of emergy
Network analysis of emergy
Emergy Money Ratio, “Value Added”, international trade, emergy advantage, Emergy Based Exchange Rate, emergy of labor
Emergy evaluation of nations (NEAD) Emergy and trade/trade equity
What is an ecosystem? GPP &NPP, Succession, Global biomes, Emergy of ecosystem components, Restoration
What are ecosystem services? Natural capital? Case studies–examples of valuation of ES & NC Natural capital degradation and sustainability
“Circular Economy” defined
Dimensions of circular economy
InFORMation Recycle of products, co-products and by-products
Static and dynamic evaluation of marine oil spills
Environmental accounting and decision making. Paper or plastic?
River restoration. Restoration of phosphate mined lands.
Power plant cooling alternatives.
Nonrenewable energy sources Net emergy, emergy yield ratio, EROI
Renewable energy sources
Theory, models, and simulation of economic interfaces, economic use of nonrenewableresources, environment, natural capital.