Exergy analysis of ceramic production in Jordan

Montasir A. Hader, Tariq T. Darabseh, Hussam A. Al Othman

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In this paper, the ceramic production in Jordan is investigated using the methodology of exergy analysis in order to use energy more efficiently. The major aim of the ceramic industry in Jordan is to minimize the energy cost in order to be a competent industry. The energy and exergy of inputs and outputs for different processes of ceramic production are evaluated. The exergy efficiency is found to be about 48.5% which is considered to be low. This fact in addition to the high cost of energy explains why the ceramic industry in Jordan can't be a strong competent to ceramics imported from other countries. One of the main suggestions to improve this industry is to reuse the waste energy from the kilns in the drying process. Another suggestion is to use the heavy fuel oil (HFO) instead of diesel and kerosene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-488
Number of pages6
JournalJordan Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Ceramic production
  • Exergy
  • Exergy analysis
  • Exergy efficiency
  • Exergy losses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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