Advances in Energy Research. Volume 36


Morena J. Acosta (Editor)

Series: Advances in Energy Research
BISAC: SCI024000

This book includes eight chapters, each of which details recent advances in energy research. Chapter One examines wave power absorption using wave energy converters. Chapter Two discusses various synthesis methods for zinc oxide nanostructures, nanogenerator fabrication, and tests its performance. Chapter Three investigates the feasibility of form-stable phase change materials for thermoelectric energy harvesting applications. Chapter Four utilizes the semiotic square analysis to identify and elaborate the semantic categories of energy transition ideologies. Chapter Five deals with pyrolysis of peanut shells examining two possible routes to enhance yield and/or quality of the resulting bio-oils and to improve sustainability. Chapter Six provides an introduction to synchrotron-based X-ray techniques for analyzing energy storage materials. Chapter Seven addresses the application of Weibull distribution to analyze wind energy aspects. Finally, Chapter Eight explores the optimal design parameters of a three-magnet electromagnetic vibration-based generator under subsea conditions.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Wave Power Absorption with Wave Energy Converters
F. Kara, PhD
Department of Engineering and Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK

Chapter 2. Advances in Zinc Oxide (ZnO) Nanostructure-Based Nanogenerators: Challenges and Opportunities
P. Supraja, Siju Mishra, R. Rakesh Kumar, D. Haranth, K. Uday Kumar, and Hitesh Borkar
Energy Materials and Devices Lab, National Institute of Technology-Warangal, India

Chapter 3. Form-Stable Phase Change Materials for Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting Applications
Chengbin Yu, PhD
Research Institute of Advanced Materials (RIAM), Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Chapter 4. Semantic Categories of Locally Embedded Energy Transition Ideologies
Petra Berg, PhD and Hanna Leipämaa-Leskinen
School of Marketing and Communication, University of Vaasa, Vaasa, Finland

Chapter 5. Toward Bioenergy Sustainable Generation from Lignocellulosic Biomass Pyrolysis
Luciano Gurevich Messina, Pablo R. Bonelli and Ana Lea Cukierman
Instituto de Tecnología de Alimentos y Procesos Químicos, ITAPROQ, CONICET, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Departamento de Industrias, Ciudad Universitaria, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica, Departamento de Tecnología Farmacéutica, Cátedra de Tecnología Farmacéutica II, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Chapter 6. Application of Synchrotron X-Ray Techniques to the Analysis of Energy Storage Materials
Wontae Lee and Won-Sub Yoon
Department of Energy Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Gyeonggi-Do, Korea

Chapter 7. Interfaces between Wind Energy Aspects Analysis and Weibull Distribution: Evidence from a Bibliometric Study
E. R. Gonçalves Júnior¹ and V. S. Gonçalves²
¹Energy Laboratory, Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Espírito Santo, Vitória, Brazil
²Fluminense Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology, Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil

Chapter 8. Numerical Assessments of Three-Magnet Energy Harvesters
Min-Chie Chiu¹, Mansour Karkoub² and Ming-Guo Her¹
¹Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Tatung University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
²Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University at Qatar