A Review on Electroactive Polymers for Waste Heat Recovery
AbstractThis paper reviews materials for thermoelectric waste heat recovery, and discusses selected industrial and distributed waste heat sources as well as recovery methods that are currently applied. Thermoelectric properties, especially electrical conductivity, thermopower, thermal conductivity and the thermoelectric figures of merit, are considered when evaluating thermoelectric materials for waste heat recovery. Alloys and oxides are briefly discussed as materials suitable for medium- and high-grade sources. Electroactive polymers are presented as a new group of materials for low-grade sources. Polyaniline is a particularly fitting polymer for these purposes. We also discuss types of modifiers and modification methods, and their influence on the thermoelectric performance of this class of polymers. View Full-Text
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Kolasińska, E.; Kolasiński, P. A Review on Electroactive Polymers for Waste Heat Recovery. Materials 2016, 9, 485.
Kolasińska E, Kolasiński P. A Review on Electroactive Polymers for Waste Heat Recovery. Materials. 2016; 9(6):485.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kolasińska, Ewa; Kolasiński, Piotr. 2016. "A Review on Electroactive Polymers for Waste Heat Recovery." Materials 9, no. 6: 485.
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