The AGH UST Academic Center for Materials and Nanotechnology invites to a virtual seminar in the series “Krakow Condensed Matter Seminar” which will be held on 21st April 2021, at 9.00 am.
A lecture entitled “Liquid State Multiphysics Harvesting: Sustainable Electric Energy From Waste Heat” will be presented by Professor Alessandro Chiolerio (Center for Sustainable Future Technologies, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Torino, Italy).
Energy consumption level shows a never-ending increase since the industrial era. Towards sustainability objectives, it is of outstanding importance to reduce the amount of wasted energy, that typically comes as waste heat, as a consequence of non-unitary efficiency of any thermodynamic process. Here a breakthrough in conversion of low enthalpy heat into electricity thanks to a liquid state multiphysics effect-enabled converter is shown and its impact on society analysed.
Chiolerio A.1*, Garofalo E.1,2, Bevione M.1, and Cecchini L.1,†
1 Center for Sustainable Future Technologies, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Via Livorno 60, 10144 Torino (Italy)
2 Department of Electronics and Telecommunication, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino (Italy)
† Now at: Center for Micro-BioRobotics, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, 56052 Pontedera (PI), Italy
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