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1st Edition

Electrospinning for Advanced Energy and Environmental Applications

Edited By

Sara Cavaliere

ISBN 9781138749085
Published August 30, 2017 by CRC Press

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Book 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.

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

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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.


"… 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