Waste Energy Harvesting overviews the latest progress in waste energy harvesting technologies, with specific focusing on waste thermal mechanical energies. Thermal energy harvesting technologies include thermoelectric effect, storage through phase change materials and pyroelectric effect. Waste mechanical energy harvesting technologies include piezoelectric (ferroelectric) effect with ferroelectric materials and nanogenerators. The book aims to strengthen the syllabus in energy, materials and physics and is well suitable for students and professionals in the fields.
Table of ContentsIntroduction.- Waste Mechanical Energy Harvesting (I) - Piezoelectric Effect.- Waste Mechanical Energy Harvesting (II) - Nanopiezoelectric Effect.- Waste Thermal Energy Harvesting (I) - Thermoelectric Effect.- Waste Thermal Energy Harvesting (II) - Pyroelectric Effect and Others.- Waste Thermal Energy Harvesting (III) - Storage with Phase Change Materials.