Design and demonstration of concentration cells for small scale energy harvesting based on reverse electrodialysis

Ramin Banan Sadeghian, Oxana Pantchenko, Daniel Scott Tate, Javad Shabani, Mehrdad M. Zarandi, Ali Shakouri

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    Abstract

    Experimental results are presented to demonstrate feasibility of small scale power generation using static reverse electrodialysis (RED) of CuSO 4 solutions. In contrast to conventional macro scale reverse electrodialysis, the concentrated and diluate compartments were not refreshed, resulting in limited power delivery times. This is important in energy harvesting applications from limited supply of ionic concentrations. Maximum output power density of 0.17 μW cm -2 was recorded using microfiltration membranes. The evolution of the open circuit output voltage with time is accurately modeled at various concentration ratios.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEnergy Harvesting - Recent Advances in Materials, Devices and Applications
    Pages91-95
    Number of pages5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1
    Event2011 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
    Duration: 2011 Apr 252011 Apr 29

    Publication series

    NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
    Volume1325
    ISSN (Print)0272-9172

    Other

    Other2011 MRS Spring Meeting
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Francisco, CA
    Period11/4/2511/4/29

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering

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