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Proceedings 2017, 1(4), 578; doi:10.3390/proceedings1040578

Inkjet 3D Printed Miniature Water Turbine Energy Harvester-Flow Meter for Distributed Measurement Systems

Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Wrocław, Poland
Presented at the Eurosensors 2017 Conference, Paris, France, 3–6 September 2017.
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Published: 8 August 2017
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Abstract

An energy harvester fabricated by inkjet 3D printing based on miniature water flow turbine with mechanical and electrical components necessary for electrical energy generation is shown. Turbine (outside diameter 25.4 mm (1”) and 14 mm length) is able to generate electric power of 4 mW for 14 L/min of water flow and it gives 0.7 V for optimal load resistance (RL = 55 Ω). The harvester itself may be used as self-suppling water-flow, zero-energetic sensor in the distributed nets of water consumption measurement.
Keywords: energy harvester; water turbine; flow meter; distributed sensors; 3D printing; inkjet; energy generator; flow measure; sensors system; additive manufacturing energy harvester; water turbine; flow meter; distributed sensors; 3D printing; inkjet; energy generator; flow measure; sensors system; additive manufacturing
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Adamski, K.; Adamski, J.; Dziuban, J.A.; Walczak, R. Inkjet 3D Printed Miniature Water Turbine Energy Harvester-Flow Meter for Distributed Measurement Systems. Proceedings 2017, 1, 578.

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