Research Articles

31 May 2018

Are gas sensors ready for the Internet of Things?

Poor air quality is a growing threat to the public health. It has caused more deaths annually than HIV/AIDS and malaria combined. Recent data from UK government shows that air pollution diseases cost the NHS £20 billion a year. The problem of air pollution is becoming a growing concern for the public.
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31 May 2018

Webinar Thursday 14 June - Redox Flow Batteries for Stationary Storage

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 14 June titled Redox Flow Batteries for Stationary Storage.
30 May 2018

Off Grid Treatment of Municipal Wastewater

There is a global demand for more flexible wastewater treatment systems that are capable of operating independently of the electricity grid. As well as residential community treatment plants, there is also the need for mobile solutions that are able to serve the demands of military installations, mining sites, worker camps, disaster relief and refugee camps in a more energy efficient manner that reduces reliance on diesel generators.
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25 May 2018

Electrochromic glass: the largest smart glass market

Electrochromic glass is the largest smart glass market today, and it is unlikely to be dethroned any time soon. For those unfamiliar with the technology, in its most common form it transitions from a clear or pale yellow to a vivid and dark blue (a result of the tungsten oxide electrochromic layer, as shown in diagram below), starting at the edges and moving inwards. It blocks light and heat to replace your blinds, and maybe your air conditioning too, but it is expensive.
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25 May 2018

Webinar Tuesday 5 June - Transparent conductive films and materials

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 5 June titled Transparent conductive films and materials: Major trends shaping the industry's past, present and future.
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25 May 2018

Redox Flow Batteries 2018-2028: Markets, Trends, Applications

Redox flow batteries are an energy storage technology initially developed by NASA in the 70's for space applications. After several years of intensive R&D, in 2006, several key patents on the technology expired, opening up the arena to companies all around the world.
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25 May 2018

Autonomous mobile robots: more diversity than first meets the eye

Autonomous mobility, in the general public's eye, is now synonymous with cars. Whilst this might be the largest ultimate prize, it is by no means the only commercial manifestation of this technology. Indeed, as the IDTechEx Research report New Robotics and Drones 2018-2038: Technologies, Forecasts, Players demonstrates, numerous autonomous mobile robots are being commercialized in applications where there is (a) a clear commercial purpose and (b) a more structured and predictable environment.
23 May 2018

Nanotechnology: generation of nanoparticles in gas

Born out of the research labs of TU Delft with over 20 years of experience in the synthesis of aerosols, the VSP-G1 nanoparticle generator provides researchers with the possibility to perform ground-breaking research within the field of nanomaterials without the limitations of common generation methods and materials.
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21 May 2018

Mine shaft utilisation, a new frontier in distributed energy storage?

A recent independent study by Imperial College London has evaluated the potential for new gravity-fed energy storage within the UK energy system. With tens of thousands of vertical mine shafts in the UK alone (UK Coal Authority), the potential initial market is sizeable.
21 May 2018

Graphene, 2D Materials and CNTs: Current Overview

This article provides an overview of graphene, 2D materials and CNTs.
21 May 2018

Smart Floors & Sensor Technology with Joanneum Research

PyzoFlex® is a printable sensor technology that can be implemented on an industrial scale.
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21 May 2018

Webinar Thursday 31 May - 48V Mild Hybrid Vehicles

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 31 May titled 48V Mild Hybrid Vehicles.