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High power density electrochemical thermocells for inexpensively harvesting low-grade thermal energy

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Continuously operating thermo-electrochemical cells (thermocells) are of interest for harvesting low-grade waste thermal energy because of their potentially low cost compared with conventional thermoelectrics. Pt-free thermocells devised here provide an output power of 12 W m−2 for an interelectrode temperature difference (ΔT) of 81 °C, which is sixfold higher power than previously reported for planar thermocells operating at ambient pressure.

Authors


  •   Zhang, Long (external author)
  •   Kim, Taewoo (external author)
  •   Li, Na (external author)
  •   Kang, Tae June (external author)
  •   Chen, Jun
  •   Pringle, Jennifer M. (external author)
  •   Zhang, Mei (external author)
  •   Kazim, Ali (external author)
  •   Fang, Shaoli (external author)
  •   Haines, Carter S. (external author)
  •   Al-Masri, Danah (external author)
  •   Cola, B A (external author)
  •   Razal, Joselito M. (external author)
  •   Di, Jiangtao (external author)
  •   Beirne, Stephen T.
  •   MacFarlane, Douglas R. (external author)
  •   Gonzalez-Martin, Anuncia (external author)
  •   Mathew, Sibi (external author)
  •   Kim, Yong Hyup (external author)
  •   Wallace, Gordon G.
  •   Baughman, Ray H. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Zhang, L., Kim, T., Li, N., Kang, T., Chen, J., Pringle, J. M., Zhang, M., Kazim, A. H., Fang, S., Haines, C., Al-Masri, D., Cola, B. A., Razal, J. M., Di, J., Beirne, S., MacFarlane, D. R., Gonzalez-Martin, A., Mathew, S., Kim, Y., Wallace, G. & Baughman, R. H. (2017). High power density electrochemical thermocells for inexpensively harvesting low-grade thermal energy. Advanced Materials, 29 (12), 1605652-1-1605652-7.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85015973774

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/2383

Start Page


  • 1605652-1

End Page


  • 1605652-7

Volume


  • 29

Issue


  • 12

Place Of Publication


  • Germany

Abstract


  • Continuously operating thermo-electrochemical cells (thermocells) are of interest for harvesting low-grade waste thermal energy because of their potentially low cost compared with conventional thermoelectrics. Pt-free thermocells devised here provide an output power of 12 W m−2 for an interelectrode temperature difference (ΔT) of 81 °C, which is sixfold higher power than previously reported for planar thermocells operating at ambient pressure.

Authors


  •   Zhang, Long (external author)
  •   Kim, Taewoo (external author)
  •   Li, Na (external author)
  •   Kang, Tae June (external author)
  •   Chen, Jun
  •   Pringle, Jennifer M. (external author)
  •   Zhang, Mei (external author)
  •   Kazim, Ali (external author)
  •   Fang, Shaoli (external author)
  •   Haines, Carter S. (external author)
  •   Al-Masri, Danah (external author)
  •   Cola, B A (external author)
  •   Razal, Joselito M. (external author)
  •   Di, Jiangtao (external author)
  •   Beirne, Stephen T.
  •   MacFarlane, Douglas R. (external author)
  •   Gonzalez-Martin, Anuncia (external author)
  •   Mathew, Sibi (external author)
  •   Kim, Yong Hyup (external author)
  •   Wallace, Gordon G.
  •   Baughman, Ray H. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Zhang, L., Kim, T., Li, N., Kang, T., Chen, J., Pringle, J. M., Zhang, M., Kazim, A. H., Fang, S., Haines, C., Al-Masri, D., Cola, B. A., Razal, J. M., Di, J., Beirne, S., MacFarlane, D. R., Gonzalez-Martin, A., Mathew, S., Kim, Y., Wallace, G. & Baughman, R. H. (2017). High power density electrochemical thermocells for inexpensively harvesting low-grade thermal energy. Advanced Materials, 29 (12), 1605652-1-1605652-7.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85015973774

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/2383

Start Page


  • 1605652-1

End Page


  • 1605652-7

Volume


  • 29

Issue


  • 12

Place Of Publication


  • Germany