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Electrospinning for Advanced Energy and Environmental Applications

1st Edition

Edited by Sara Cavaliere

CRC Press

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Description

Electrospinning for Advanced Energy and Environmental Applications delivers a state-of-the-art overview of the use of electrospun fibers in energy conversion and storage, as well as in environmental sensing and remediation. Featuring contributions from leading experts in electrospinning and its specific applications, this book:

  • Introduces the electrospinning technique and its origins, outlining achievable one-dimensional (1D) nanoscaled materials and their various applications
  • Discusses the use of electrospun materials in energy devices, including low- and high-temperature fuel cells, hydrogen storage, dye-sensitized solar cells, lithium-ion batteries, and supercapacitors
  • Explores environmental applications of electrospun fibers, such as the use of electrospinning-issued materials in membranes for water and air purification, as well as in sensors and biosensors for pollution control

Beneficial to both academic and industrial audiences, Electrospinning for Advanced Energy and Environmental Applications presents basic electrospinning approaches and their advantages in dedicated applications, while providing a review of the latest advances and technical challenges associated with electrospun materials. The book serves as a reference for field newcomers and experts alike, inspiring new ideas and developments for future energy and environmental applications.

Reviews

"… a comprehensive view of the application areas of electrospun fibers in energy and environment. A timely, much-needed book on an important subject; a must read for all working in this field and application areas."

—Erich Kny, Chair of COST MP1206 on Electrospinning

Table of Contents

Fundamentals of Electrospinning

Surya Subianto, David Cornu, and Sara Cavaliere

Electrospun Nanofibers for Low-Temperature Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

Surya Subianto, Stefano Giancola, Giorgio Ercolano, Yannick Nabil, Deborah Jones, Jacques Rozière, and Sara Cavaliere

Electrospinning for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Wenjing Zhang

Electrospun Materials for Hydrogen Storage

Arthur Lovell

Electrospun Nanofibers for Supercapacitors

Laura Coustan and Frédéric Favier

Electrospinning for the Development of Improved Lithium-Ion Battery Materials

Marcus Fehse and Lorenzo Stievano

Electrospinning Techniques and Electrospun Materials as Photoanodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Applications

Damien Joly, Ji-Won Jung, Il-Doo Kim, and Renaud Demadrille

Recent Developments of Electrospinning for Biosensors and Biocatalysis

Ahsan Nazir, Nabyl Khenoussi, Amir-Houshang Hekmati, Laurence Schacher, and Dominique C. Adolphe

Eco-Friendly Electrospun Membranes Made of Biodegradable Polymers for Wastewater Treatment

Annalisa Aluigi, Giovanna Sotgiu, Paolo Dambruoso, Andrea Guerrini, Marco Ballestri, Claudia Ferroni, and Greta Varchi

Electrospinning for Air Pollution Control

Antonella Macagnano, Emiliano Zampetti, Andrea Bearzotti, and Fabrizio De Cesare

About the Editor

Dr. Sara Cavaliere has been assistant professor at the University of Montpellier in the Laboratory for Aggregates, Interfaces and Materials for Energy–Charles Gerhardt Institute for Molecular Chemistry and Materials since 2009. After graduating in chemistry from the University of Milan, Italy, she received her Ph.D. in chemistry and materials science in 2006 in Versailles, France. She carried out postdoctoral research work at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and the University of Lyon, France. In 2012, she was awarded an ERC starting grant (project SPINAM) on the use of electrospinning for the elaboration of integrated membrane-electrode assemblies for energy devices. Her research interests focus on the design and preparation of nanostructured and nanofibrous materials for energy conversion and storage applications.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013060
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science