Miniaturized Concentration Cells can Generate Renewable and Biofriendly Energy Using Reverse Electrodialysis (Energy Harvesting and Storage USA 2012)



Ramin Banan Sadeghian, Senior Research Engineer
University of California - Santa Cruz
United States
 
Nov 08, 2012.

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Presentation Summary

  • Experimental and theoretical studies that demonstrate feasibility of small-scale power generation using ionic concentration gradients will be presented.
  • Concentration cells based on reverse electrodialysis of ionic gradients (such as those between saline and fresh water) are suitable candidates to replace commercially available batteries used to power in vivo electronics.
  • Various methodologies will be discussed to maximize the output power/energy density of concentration cells depending on the application in hand.

Speaker Biography (Ramin Banan Sadeghian)

Ramin Banan Sadeghian received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, in 2007. He carried out his postdoctoral research in nanoscale chemical sensors, renewable energy sources, and thermoelectrics, in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC Davis, and Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz. His research interests include nanoscale electron devices, gas sensors, reverse electrodialysis for small scale energy generation, Monte Carlo simulation of microplasmas and thermocooling effects, and nonlinear thermoelectrics.

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