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Experimental Measurements of the Power Output of a Cu/Cu2+ Thermogalvanic Brick

Abstract Buildings continue to take up a significant portion of the global energy consumption, meaning there are significant research opportunities in reducing the energy consumption of the building sector. One widely studied area is waste heat recovery. The purpose of this research is to test a prototype thermogalvanic cell in the form factor of a UK metric brick sized at 215 mm × 102.5 mm × 65 mm for the experimental power output using a copper/copper(II) (Cu/Cu2+) based aqueous electrode. In this study the thermogalvanic brick uses a 0.7 M CuSO4 + 0.1 M H2SO4 aqueous electrolyte with copper electrodes as two of the walls. The other walls of the thermogalvanic brick are made of 5.588 mm (0.22 in) thick acrylic sheet. Internal to the brick, a 0.2 v... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Lee, William J (Author) / Phelan, Patrick (Advisor) / El Asmar, Mounir (Committee member) / Milcarek, Ryan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / brick / electrochemistry / thermogalvanic cell
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 99 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Mechanical Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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