Thermal Energy Harvesting for Application at MEMS Scale

  • Steven Percy
  • Chris Knight
  • Scott McGarry
  • Alex Post
  • Tim Moore
  • Kate Cavanagh

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering book series (BRIEFSELECTRIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Steven Percy, Chris Knight, Scott McGarry, Alex Post, Tim Moore, Kate Cavanagh
    Pages 1-6
  3. Steven Percy, Chris Knight, Scott McGarry, Alex Post, Tim Moore, Kate Cavanagh
    Pages 7-23
  4. Steven Percy, Chris Knight, Scott McGarry, Alex Post, Tim Moore, Kate Cavanagh
    Pages 25-39
  5. Steven Percy, Chris Knight, Scott McGarry, Alex Post, Tim Moore, Kate Cavanagh
    Pages 41-50
  6. Steven Percy, Chris Knight, Scott McGarry, Alex Post, Tim Moore, Kate Cavanagh
    Pages 51-67
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 69-71

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Energy Harvesting MEMS Energy Conversion Thermal to Electrical Energy Converters Thermal to Mechanical Energy Converters Waste Heat Capture

Authors and affiliations

  • Steven Percy
    • 1
  • Chris Knight
    • 2
  • Scott McGarry
    • 3
  • Alex Post
    • 4
  • Tim Moore
    • 5
  • Kate Cavanagh
    • 6
  1. 1.CSIRO Energy CentreNewcastleAustralia
  2. 2.CSIRO Energy CentreNewcastleAustralia
  3. 3.CSIRO Energy CentreNewcastleAustralia
  4. 4.CSIRO Energy CentreNewcastleAustralia
  5. 5.CSIRO Energy CentreNewcastleAustralia
  6. 6.CSIRO Energy CentreNewcastleAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9215-3
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-9214-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-9215-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-8112
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-8120
  • About this book