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Special Issue "Latest Renewable Energy Research Output 2018—Select papers from International Conference on Renewable Energy —ICREN 2018"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Vitaliy Budarin

University of York, Department of Chemistry, York, United Kingdom
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Interests: carbonaceous material chemistry, surface properties of porous materials, adsorption, heterogeneous catalysis and thermal properties of biopolymer

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Renewable Energy is an important challenge that must be addressed urgently on a global scale. Governments and private companies are increasing investments in this field and the research is moving very quickly in several directions.

The International Conference on Renewable Energy is an international meeting organized in a different European country each year. This conference will gather researchers from different subfields of Renewable Energy and provide a global overview of the latest progress.

The Chairman and Plenary speakers change each year in order to enrich the content and provide the participants with different views. In order to maintain a high-quality conference, an international Scientific Committee composed of experienced Professors ensures the reviewing process.

The International Conference on Renewable Energy 2018 will be held in Barcelona, on April 25–27. The main targets include the following:

  • Attract high-quality papers from different subfields.
  • Offer the opportunity to update oneself on the latest research outputs on several Renewable Energy topics.
  • Organize specific workshops around the most attractive and current issues.
  • Gather worldwide experts as conference speakers.

Dr. Vitaliy Budarin
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Advanced materials for energy storage
  • Advanced materials for energy generation and transmission
  • Photovoltaic and solar energy systems
  • Bioenergy and biofuels
  • Biomass conversion technologies
  • Wind energy technology and impact on the environment
  • Thermal energy and building performance
  • Smart grid and electric transportation
  • Hydrogen energy and fuel cell technology applications
  • Energy recycling systems

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Research

Open AccessArticle Effect of Modified Natural Filler O-Methylene Phosphonic κ-Carrageenan on Chitosan-Based Polymer Electrolytes
Energies 2018, 11(7), 1910; https://doi.org/10.3390/en11071910
Received: 18 June 2018 / Revised: 6 July 2018 / Accepted: 6 July 2018 / Published: 22 July 2018
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Abstract
The potential for using O-methylene phosphonic κ-carrageenan (OMPk) as a filler in the chitosan-based polymer electrolyte N-methylene phosphonic chitosan (NMPC) was investigated. OMPk, a derivative of κ-carrageenan, was synthesized via phosphorylation and characterized using infrared spectroscopy (IR) and nuclear magnetic resonance
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The potential for using O-methylene phosphonic κ-carrageenan (OMPk) as a filler in the chitosan-based polymer electrolyte N-methylene phosphonic chitosan (NMPC) was investigated. OMPk, a derivative of κ-carrageenan, was synthesized via phosphorylation and characterized using infrared spectroscopy (IR) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Both the IR and NMR results confirmed the phosphorylation of the parent carrageenan. The solid polymer electrolyte (SPE)-based NMPC was prepared by solution casting with different weight percentages of OMPk ranging from 2 to 8 wt %. The tensile strength of the polymer membrane increased from 18.02 to 38.95 MPa as the amount of OMPk increased to 6 wt %. However, the increase in the ionic conductivity did not match the increase in the tensile strength. The highest ionic conductivity was achieved with 4 wt % OMPk, which resulted in 1.43 × 10−5 Scm−1. The κ-carrageenan-based OMPk filler strengthened the SPE while maintaining an acceptable level of ionic conductivity. Full article
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