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  1. [ecology] the total energy used in the life cycle of some product


  1. Emergy is a type of available energy that is consumed in direct and indirect transformations needed to make a product or service. Emergy accounts for, and is, therefore, in effect a measure of quality differences between different forms of energy. Emergy is an expression of all the energy used in the work processes that generate a product or service in units of one type of energy. Emergy is measured in units of emjoules, a unit referring to the available energy of one kind consumed in transformations. Emergy accounts for different forms of energy and resources Each form is generated by transformation processes in nature and each has a different ability to support work in natural and human dominated systems. The recognition of these differences in quality is a key concept of the emergy methodology.
  2. Emergy: Recientemente la metodología de evaluación de emergía se ha llamado “Síntesis Emergética”. Síntesis, palabra opuesta a aquella de análisis, es el acto de combinar elementos en un todo coherente. Análisis es la disección y ruptura de un todo en sus partes constituyentes para entender sus diferentes piezas. La evaluación de la emergía es tanto sintética como analítica, y en su esfuerzo por comprender la totalidad del sistema al mismo tiempo evalúa sus componentes. La emergía es un concepto sistémico contexto-dependiente. Se trata de una poderosa herramienta para examinar sistemas conjuntos de ser humano y naturaleza que se basa en su habilidad para explorar a la vez tanto los componentes, como los procesos, los recursos y la energía que dirigen estos sistemas desde una escala espacio-temporal mayor. Al evaluar los sistemas complejos usando métodos emergéticos se integran las principales entradas del sistema desde la economía y aquellas provenientes del medio ambiente con el objetivo de afrontar problemas de políticas públicas y gestión ambiental de un modo holístico.

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Google previewEcological Emergy Accounting for a Limited System: General Principles and a Case Study of Macao (2014)

by Kampeng Lei, Shaoqi Zhou, Zhishi Wang

Emergy is a universal measure of real wealth of the work of nature and society made on a common basis” that allows direct comparisons between flows of money, energy, and materials despite the different units used to measure these flows ...

Google previewEco-Cities (2012)

A Planning Guide by Zhifeng Yang

Emergy is a quantity based in the second law of thermodynamics because it is a measure that accumulates all the energy used up in the process of creating any item in terms of a common energy unit, that is, an emjoule of solar energy, coal ...

Google previewWater Chemistry, An Introduction to the Chemistry of Natural and Engineered Aquatic Systems (2016)

Engineering, Engineering by CTI Reviews

Emergy is an expression of all the energy used in the work processes that generate a product or service in units of one type of energy. Exergy: In thermodynamics, the exergy of a system is the maximum useful work possible during a process ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ecology (2014)

Definitions Emergy, Energy, and Quality Transformity and Specific Emergy Calculating UEVs Emergy and Hierarchy UEVs and Quality UEVs, Efficiency, and Integrity Definitions 'Energy' is the ability to do work. Energy is a property of all things ...

Google previewDictionary of Energy (2014)

by Cutler J. Cleveland, Christopher G. Morris

emergy Measurement. a statement of all the energy and material resources used in the work processes that have generated a product or service, calculated in units of one particular form of energy, often in solar ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies (2017)

by Martin Abraham

Emergy analysis postulates that a hierarchical energy structure exists in humanecological systems in which solar energy is...

More formally, emergy is defined as “the amount of available energy of one kind that is used up in transformations ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Systems and Cybernetics (2004)

by Charles François

EMERGY“. “The total amount of energy embodied in the creation of some thing or conditions, and bringing it into a certain...

According to this definition, it becomes possible to use “emergy accounting as a rigorously quantitative tool for ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Architecture (2002)

by Dr Gwendolyn Leick, Gwendolyn Leick

Emergy, W.B.,Egypt in Nubia (London 1965) building inscription The maintenanceand restorationof existing monuments was one of the mostcostly responsibilities ofancient Oriental kings.

Google previewUniversal dictionary of the English language (1898)

a new and original work presenting ... every word in the English language ... and an exhaustive encyclopaedia of all the arts and sciences by Robert Hunter, Charles Morris

Heavy, sluggiah, alow , without liie, emergy, or spirits. 3. Slow of motion ; sluggish . waters waxed dull and slow, lit thereof did faint and fecblrgrow." Spnumr: P. 1. vlL s. And all that drank 4. Without seiiaibility. " Though be was too dull to feel, hla ...

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Video shows what emergy means. the total energy used in the life cycle of some product; the available energy of one kind that has to be used up directly and ...

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