Boosting the output performance of volume effect electricity generator (VEEG) with water column

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Author(s)

  • Nan Zhang
  • Haojie Gu
  • Shimeng Ye
  • Ling Kang
  • Chun Huang
  • Keyu Lu
  • Qianqian Miao
  • Jian Zhang
  • Xiaofeng Zhou

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Original languageEnglish
Article number104748
Journal / PublicationNano Energy
Volume73
Online published11 Apr 2020
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020

Abstract

To harvest energy from water is one of the best ways to obtain green power in the future. However, the output performance of various generators such as the voltage, current and power still needs to be improved. Here, a volume effect electricity generator (VEEG) based on water column is reported. Through water column sliding in polymer tube, VEEG can generate both high voltage and high current output. A 10 cm length water column can output the voltage, current and power up to 904 V, 509 μA, and 118.1 mW, respectively, which are the highest instantaneous outputs in comparison with the reported liquid-solid based generators. The mechanism of VEEG has been elucidated and the key aspects to enhance the instantaneous output power have been discussed in detail. Some potential applications and prospects of VEEG are also demonstrated. This work opens up a new pathway for efficiently harvesting abundant hydrodynamic energy.

Research Area(s)

  • Electricity generator, Instantaneous power, Liquid/solid interface, Volume effect, Water energy

Citation Format(s)

Boosting the output performance of volume effect electricity generator (VEEG) with water column. / Zhang, Nan; Gu, Haojie; Zheng, Huanxi; Ye, Shimeng; Kang, Ling; Huang, Chun; Lu, Keyu; Xu, Wanghuai; Miao, Qianqian; Wang, Zuankai; Zhang, Jian; Zhou, Xiaofeng.

In: Nano Energy, Vol. 73, 104748, 07.2020.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal