Potential applications of nanotechnology in bioenergy

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dc.contributor.author Kramb, Jason
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-21T12:46:02Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-21T12:46:02Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2011072111186 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/36513
dc.description.abstract Nanotechnology has an increasingly large impact on a wide range of industries, but its current use in the production of electricity and heat from biomass is limited. This thesis examined the potential impact of nanotechnology on bioenergy production through a literature review and interviews with industry members. Current technologies and methods in use were reviewed, with a focus on fuel handling and combustion systems. Areas in which problems existed were identified and nanotechnologies with properties relevant to those problems examined. The major nanotechnology areas which were reviewed are nanostructured coatings (wear resistant, corrosion resistant, low friction and anti-icing), nanomembranes for gas separation, nanostructured catalysts for emission reductions, thermoelectrics and thermophotovoltaics. Basic economic analyses were also performed to determine conditions for economic viability of the nanotechnology solutions. The thesis concludes that while there are many areas which have promising technologies in development, there are no clear nanotechnology solutions which can be implemented cost effectively at the current time. Recommendations for future work are also made.
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject.other Nanotechnology
dc.subject.other Nanotechnology
dc.subject.other bioenergy
dc.subject.other bioenergy
dc.subject.other renewable energy
dc.subject.other renewable energy
dc.title Potential applications of nanotechnology in bioenergy
dc.type Book en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2011072111186
dc.subject.ysa nanotekniikka
dc.subject.ysa bioenergia
dc.subject.ysa uusiutuvat energialähteet
dc.subject.ysa biomassa
dc.type.dcmitype Text en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu fi
dc.type.ontasot Master’s thesis en
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Matemaattis-luonnontieteellinen tiedekunta fi
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Faculty of Mathematics and Science en
dc.contributor.laitos Fysiikan laitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Physics en
dc.contributor.yliopisto University of Jyväskylä en
dc.contributor.yliopisto Jyväskylän yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.oppiaine Applied Physics
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