Low-Grade Thermal Energy Harvesting

Low-Grade Thermal Energy Harvesting

Advances in Materials, Devices, and Emerging Applications

1st Edition - March 22, 2022

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  • Editor: Shiren Wang
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128236918
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128236901

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Low-Grade Thermal Energy Harvesting: Advances in Thermoelectrics, Materials, and Emerging Applications provides readers with fundamental and key concepts surrounding low-grade thermal energy conversion while also reviewing the latest research directions. The book covers the most promising and emerging technologies for low-grade heat recovery, harvesting and conversion, including wearable thermoelectrics and organic thermoelectrics. Each chapter includes key materials, principles, design and fabrication strategies for low-grade heat recovery. Special attention on emerging materials such as organic composites, 2D materials and nanomaterials are also included. The book emphasizes materials and device structures that enable the powering of wearable electronics and consumer electronics. The book is suitable for materials scientists and engineers in academia and R&D in manufacturing, industry, energy and electronics.

Key Features

  • Introduces key concepts and fundamental principles of low-grade thermal energy harvesting, storage and conversion
  • Provides an overview on key materials, design principles and fabrication strategies for devices for low energy harvesting applications
  • Focuses on materials and device designs that enable wearable thermoelectrics and flexible electronics applications

Readership

Materials Scientists and Engineers. Manufacturing Engineers, Design Engineers

Table of Contents

  • Cover Image
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Table of Contents
  • Contributors
  • Chapter 1 Principles of low-grade heat harvesting
  • Abstract
  • 1.1 Motivation
  • 1.2 Working principles of low-grade heat harvesting
  • 1.3 Performance characterization and comparison
  • References
  • Chapter 2 Stretchable thermoelectric materials/devices for low-grade thermal energy harvesting
  • Abstract
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 What is stretchability?
  • 2.3 Organic stretchable TE materials
  • 2.4 Gel-based stretchable TE materials
  • 2.5 Architectural strategies for stretchable thermoelectric devices
  • 2.6 Potential applications of stretchable thermoelectric materials/devices in low-grade energy harvesting field
  • 2.7 Conclusion and outlook
  • References
  • Chapter 3 Wearable power generation via thermoelectric textile
  • Abstract
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Fabrication of fiber/yarn-shaped thermoelectric materials
  • 3.3 Thermoelectric textiles
  • 3.4 Thermoelectric cooling textiles
  • 3.5 Thermoelectric passive sensing textiles
  • 3.6 Outlook
  • References
  • Chapter 4 Thermoelectric ionogel for low-grade heat harvesting
  • Abstract
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Fundamental principles of ionic thermoelectric conversion systems
  • 4.3 Preparation and applications of thermoelectric ionogel
  • 4.4 Challenges and opportunities
  • References
  • Chapter 5 Osmotic heat engines for low-grade thermal energy harvesting
  • Abstract
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Fundamental principles of thermo-osmotic systems
  • 5.3 Thermo-osmotic ionogel
  • 5.4 Challenges and opportunities
  • References
  • Chapter 6 Liquid-based ­electrochemical systems for the conversion of heat to electricity
  • Abstract
  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Thermogalvanic cell
  • 6.3 Thermally regenerative electrochemical cycles
  • 6.4 Thermo-osmotic energy conversion
  • 6.5 Summary and perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter 7 Liquid-state thermocells for low-grade heat harvesting
  • Abstract
  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Advances in thermocells
  • 7.3 Challenges and opportunities
  • References
  • Chapter 8 Bimetallic thermally-regenerative ammonia batteries
  • Abstract
  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 Working principle
  • 8.3 Temperature effects
  • 8.4 Decoupled electrolytes
  • 8.5 Flow batteries
  • 8.6 Summary and outlook
  • References
  • Chapter 9 Iron perchlorate electrolytes and nanocarbon electrodes related to the redox reaction
  • Abstract
  • 9.1 Introduction to thermocells
  • 9.2 Temperature coefficient of electrochemical redox potential
  • 9.3 Evaluation of the electrolyte performance
  • 9.4 Capability of power generation of thermocells
  • 9.5 Summary
  • References
  • Chapter 10 Thermal energy harvesting using thermomagnetic effect
  • Abstract
  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 Working principle of thermomagnetic energy harvesting
  • 10.3 Thermodynamics of thermomagnetic cycle
  • 10.4 Thermomagnetic materials
  • 10.5 Thermomagnetic energy harvesters
  • 10.6 Summary and future perspective
  • References
  • Chapter 11 Salt hydrate-based composite materials for thermochemical energy storage
  • Abstract
  • 11.1 Introduction
  • 11.2 Salt requirements and screening processes of salt hydrates
  • 11.3 State of the art on salt-based composite materials for thermochemical energy storage
  • 11.4 Limitations and considerations when designing composite materials
  • 11.5 Conclusion
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 264
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: March 22, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128236918
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128236901

About the Editor

Shiren Wang

Prof. Shiren Wang is an Associate Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University and leads the Manufacturing Intelligence and Nanomaterial Innovation laboratory. Dr. Wang received BS and MS in Materials Science at BeiHang University (China), and also MS in Manufacturing Systems and PhD in Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering from Florida State University. He was an Assistant Professor during 2007-2012 and an Associate professor during 2012-2014 at Texas Tech University before joining Texas A&M at 2015. He is a recipient of Ed & Linda whitacre Faculty Fellow award in 2012, 2013, and 2014, National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2010, Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship in 2010, as well as 3M Young Faculty award in 2009, 2010, and 2011. He is also a member of editorial board for two international academic journals, Composites-Part B Engineering, and Journal of Nanomaterials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, TX, USA

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