Nanomaterials for Energy

1st Edition

Generation, Harvesting, Transmission and Storage


  • Sivaram Arepalli
  • Description

    It is widely acknowledged that nanomaterials and nano-scale engineering will play a pivotal role in the energy technologies that are needed to address the global challenge of producing plentiful, sustainable energy for the century ahead. Arepalli explores the role of nanomaterials the development of both inexpensive, large-scale renewable energy and in clean and efficient fossil fuel based technologies.

    Nanomaterials for Energy provides readers with a working knowledge of the synthesis, processing and applications of nanomaterials utilized in the generation, transmission and storage of energy. The author explains the ways in which nanomaterials are being used to improve existing energy systems, and explores how new energy systems and technologies are being made possible by the use of nanomaterials. Case studies are provided throughout, to show how the scientific principles and engineering approaches are being put into action.

    Covering technologies for electricity generation (e.g. solar cells and fuel cells), energy storage (e.g. hydrogen storage, batteries and supercapacitors), energy transmission (e.g. superconductors and smart grids) and energy conservation, readers are led through the wide range of applications for nanomaterials in the renewable and conventional energy sectors. Oil and gas, nuclear energy, wind energy, solar power and geothermal energy are covered. The environmental impact, toxicity and broader health & safety aspects of nanomaterials are also investigated. The synthesis and characterization of the nanomaterials utilized in energy applications is explained in detail.

    This book assumes a basic undergraduate-level background in physics and chemistry, but is accessible to a wide audience of engineers, scientists, technicians, technical managers, energy systems planners and those involved in the selection, deployment and advocacy of renewable energy systems.

    Key Features

    • A rigorous scientific approach to the use of nanomaterials in new and emerging energy technologies
    • Covers renewable energy, nuclear energy, and fossil fuels
    • Case studies provided throughout show how nanomaterials are already being used in the energy sector


    Engineers, scientists and

    technicians involved in the design,

    deployment and planning of energy

    systems, including government

    research agencies, corporate R&D

    groups, energy companies and

    academic research groups.

    Graduate and upper-level

    undergraduate students of e

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: Nanomaterials

    Chapter 2: Properties of


    Chapter 3: Energy and power

    Chapter 5: Nanomaterials for

    energy storage

    Chapter 6: Nanomaterials for

    energy transmission

    energy transmission

    Chapter 7: Nanomaterials for

    energy conservation

    Chapter 8: Environmental impacts

    of nanomaterials

    Chapter 9: Toxicological effects of


    Chapter 10: Safe handling, storage

    and transfer of nanomaterials

    Chapter 11: Nanomaterials for

    green energy

    Chapter 12: Future of

    nanomaterials and energy policies


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    William Andrew
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