Special Issue "Waste Energy Harvesting"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2016).
Interests: functional ceramics; ceramic processing; transparent ceramics; nanocomposites; ferrite ceramics; ferroelectric ceramics; piezoelectric/triboelectric mechanical energy harvesting
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Concern has grown in recent decades about energy consumption and environmental impact. This is the reason why governments all over the world are heavily investing in R&D of energy and the environment. Although no specific definition is available for waste energy, it is here referred to as all energies that could be used but are actually wasted instead, including heat, light, sound, vibration, or movement, to name a few. Recovering even a fraction of this energy would have a significant economic and environmental impacts. This harvested energy can be used for various applications. Therefore, waste energy is a special form of renewable energy. Similar to that of solar energy, the harvesting of waste energy has been given a great deal of attention in recent years. This Special Issue is aimed at providing a platform to demonstrate the latest development in waste energy harvesting, with focus on, but not limited to, following topics:
- General issues on waste energy and waste energy harvesting
- Mechanical waste energy harvesting
- Piezoelectric waste energy harvesters
- Nanogenerators for waste energy harvesting
- Nanotriboelectric generators
- Thermoelectric materials and devices for waste energy harvesting
- Pyroelectric waste energy harvesters
- Phase change materials for waste energy harvesting
Dr. Ling Bing Kong
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- waste energy harvesting
- mechanical energy
- human motion
- thermal energy
- nanotriboelectric generators
- phase change materials