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Low-Grade Thermal Energy Harvesting. Advances in Materials, Devices, and Emerging Applications. Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials

  • Book
  • March 2022
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5446472

Low-Grade Thermal Energy Harvesting: Advances in Thermoelectrics, Materials, and Emerging Applications provides readers with fundamental and key concepts surrounding low-grade thermal energy conversion while also reviewing the latest research directions. The book covers the most promising and emerging technologies for low-grade heat recovery, harvesting and conversion, including wearable thermoelectrics and organic thermoelectrics. Each chapter includes key materials, principles, design and fabrication strategies for low-grade heat recovery. Special attention on emerging materials such as organic composites, 2D materials and nanomaterials are also included. The book emphasizes materials and device structures that enable the powering of wearable electronics and consumer electronics.

The book is suitable for materials scientists and engineers in academia and R&D in manufacturing, industry, energy and electronics.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Low-Grade Thermal Energy Harvesting
2. Harvesting low-grade heat energy using thermo-osmotic vapour transport through nanoporous membranes
3. Ion selectivity membrane for low-grade heat energy harvesting
4. Wearable thermoelectrics for low-energy harvesting
5. Flexible organic/inorganic hybrid films for low grade heat recovery
6. Organic composite thermoelectrics
7. Flexible inorganic membrane for low grade heat recycling
8. 2D materials for low-grade energy harvesting
9. Electrochemical systems for efficiently harvesting low-grade heat energy
10. Thermogalvanic cells with a high Seebeck coefficient for low-grade heat harvesting
11. Thermally Regenerative Electrochemical Cycle for Low-Grade Heat Harvesting
12. Summary and outlook for low-grade thermal energy harvesting


Shiren Wang Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, TX, USA. Prof. Shiren Wang is an Associate Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University and leads the Manufacturing Intelligence and Nanomaterial Innovation laboratory. Dr. Wang received BS and MS in Materials Science at BeiHang University (China), and also MS in Manufacturing Systems and PhD in Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering from Florida State University. He was an Assistant Professor during 2007-2012 and an Associate professor during 2012-2014 at Texas Tech University before joining Texas A&M at 2015. He is a recipient of Ed & Linda whitacre Faculty Fellow award in 2012, 2013, and 2014, National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2010, Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship in 2010, as well as 3M Young Faculty award in 2009, 2010, and 2011. He is also a member of editorial board for two international academic journals, Composites-Part B Engineering, and Journal of Nanomaterials.