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One of the biggest problems in the world and in our country is energy. Energy use in Turkey is increasing gradually. As a result, an economic burden is created on the country with energy dependent on foreign sources. For this reason, energy should be used in the most efficient way to reduce energy costs and environmental impacts. It is one of the places where energy use is high in hospitals operating on a 24-hour basis. In this study, exergy and energy analysis of autoclave devices in the sterilization unit of Isparta Suleyman Demirel University Research and Appli­cation Hospital were made and the energy recovery potential was evaluated. As a result of the calculations, the average exergy loss of the autoclave was found to be 1.0376 kW, and as a result of the energy analysis, the average loss in the boiler was found to be 0.117655 kW. Similarly, the energy and exergy efficiency of the autoclave were calculated as 10% and 89.75%, respectively.
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2022, VOLUME 26, ISSUE Issue 4, PAGES [2955 - 2961]
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