Advances in Energy Research. Volume 39


Morena J. Acosta (Editor)

Series: Advances in Energy Research
BISAC: SCI024000

This volume contains six chapters that detail recent advances in energy research. Chapter One addresses devices designed for both sunlight and artificial illumination as well as the emerging bifacial devices. Chapter Two describes the application of electrodeposited Ni-based, non-noble metal alloys and composites, as cathodes in the zero-gap membrane industrial cells. Chapter Three details the elaboration, characterization, modelling and application of the Polyurethane/Lead Zirconate Titanate composites for mechanical energy harvesting. Chapter Four discusses details of algal based biofuel production, factors affecting production, their efficient recovery and omics approach to improve the biofuel production. Chapter Five presents the use of floating offshore wind turbines for green electricity generation. Lastly, Chapter Six explains the findings of recent research on the generation of a hydrogen-based synthesis gas obtained from water electrolysis that uses an added carbon source.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. A Review of Different Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Systems and Their Emerging Photovoltaic Applications
Carolina S. Hora¹,², Ana M. V. M. Pereira¹,², PhD, M. Goreti. F. Sales³, PhD, Dzmitry Ivanou¹,², PhD and Mendes¹,², PhD
¹LEPABE – Laboratory for Process Engineering, Environment, Biotechnology and Energy, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
²ALiCE – Associate Laboratory in Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
³BioMark@UC, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

Chapter 2. Electrodeposited Ni-Based, Non-Noble Metal Cathodes for a Hydrogen Evolution Reaction in Alkaline Solutions
Vladimir D. Jović¹, PhD, Nedeljko V. Krstajić², PhD and Thomas Rauscher³, PhD
¹Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
²Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
³Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM, Dresden, Germany

Chapter 3. The Elaboration, Characterization, Modelling and Application of the Polyurethane/Lead Zirconate Titanate Composites for Mechanical Energy Harvesting
Abdelkader Rjafallah¹, Yassine Tabbai¹, Chouaib Ennawaoui¹, Abdelowahed Hajjaji¹ and Yahia Boughaleb²
¹ENSA of El Jadida, Chouaib Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco
²Chouaib Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco

Chapter 4. Algae as a Viable Source of Alternative Energy
Ashutosh Bhardwaj, Shrey Semalty and Santosh Kumar Karn
Department of Biochemistry & Biotechnology, Sardar Bhagwan Singh University, Balawala, Dehradun (Uttarakhand), India

Chapter 5. Floating Offshore Wind Turbines for Green Electricity Generation
F. Kara, PhD
Department of Engineering and Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK

Chapter 6. The Use of Water Electrolysis for the Generation of Synthesis Gas
João F. P. Gomes¹,², PhD and Jaime F. B. Puna¹,², PhD
¹Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
²CERENA – Centro de Ambiente e Recursos Naturais, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal


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