Thermal Energy Harvesting for Application at MEMS Scale [electronic resource] / by Steven Percy, Chris Knight, Scott McGarry, Alex Post, Tim Moore, Kate Cavanagh.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2014Description: VIII, 71 p. 34 illus., 28 illus. in color. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781461492153Subject(s): Engineering | Electronics | Industrial organization (Economic theory) | Engineering | Electronics and Microelectronics, Instrumentation | Energy Policy, Economics and Management | Finance/Investment/Banking | Industrial OrganizationAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 621.381 LOC classification: TK7800-8360TK7874-7874.9Online resources: Click here to access online
An Introduction to Waste Heat Capture and MEMS -- Established Thermomechanical Heat Engine Cycles -- Other Thermomechanical Heat Engines -- Mechanical to Electrical Conversion -- Thermal to Electrical Energy Converters.
This book discusses the history of thermal heat generators and focuses on the potential for these processes using micro-electrical mechanical systems (MEMS) technology for this application. The main focus is on the capture of waste thermal energy for example from industrial processes, transport systems or the human body to generate useable electrical power. A wide range of technologies is discussed, including external combustion heat cycles at MEMS ( Brayton, Stirling and Rankine), Thermoacoustic, Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs), Multiferroics, Thermionics, Pyroelectric, Seebeck, Alkali Metal Thermal, Hydride Heat Engine, Johnson Thermo Electrochemical Converters, and the Johnson Electric Heat Pipe.