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Energy Generation using Reverse Electrodialysis

Principles, Implementation, and Applications

  • Daejoong Kim
  • Kilsung Kwon
  • Deok Han Kim
  • Longnan Li
Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Daejoong Kim, Kilsung Kwon, Deok Han Kim, Longnan Li
    Pages 1-8
  3. Daejoong Kim, Kilsung Kwon, Deok Han Kim, Longnan Li
    Pages 9-12
  4. Daejoong Kim, Kilsung Kwon, Deok Han Kim, Longnan Li
    Pages 13-21
  5. Daejoong Kim, Kilsung Kwon, Deok Han Kim, Longnan Li
    Pages 23-35
  6. Daejoong Kim, Kilsung Kwon, Deok Han Kim, Longnan Li
    Pages 37-41
  7. Daejoong Kim, Kilsung Kwon, Deok Han Kim, Longnan Li
    Pages 43-44
  8. Daejoong Kim, Kilsung Kwon, Deok Han Kim, Longnan Li
    Pages 45-45

About this book

Introduction

This book provides an introduction to the working principles of reverse electrodialysis and its practical application in the generation of electricity. 

Salinity gradient energy (SGE) has received significant attention recently due to the energy crisis resulting from the depletion of fossil fuels and the growth in energy demand. There are currently three methods to convert SGE into electricity: pressure retarded osmosis (PRO), reverse electrodialysis (RED), and capacitive mixing (CAPMIX). This book covers the theory and implementation of reverse electrodialysis, which uses ion exchange membranes to selectively deliver cations or anions, and its advantages over other methods, such as high reliability without any moving parts, the direct energy conversion process from chemical energy to electrical energy, and its low fouling rate. All of these have made RED an attractive option, however, there are various challenges in the route to commercialization and these are also described.

The book summarizes the research progress and current status of RED, with a final chapter considering the outlook for the future of the technology at a commercial level.

Keywords

salinity gradient energy pressure retarded osmosis capacitive mixing ion exchange membrane nanopore membrane

Authors and affiliations

  • Daejoong Kim
    • 1
  • Kilsung Kwon
    • 2
  • Deok Han Kim
    • 3
  • Longnan Li
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringSogang UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)
  2. 2.Korea Atomic Energy Research InstituteSeoulKorea (Republic of)
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringSogang UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)
  4. 4.Department of Mechanical EngineeringSogang UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0314-2
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-0313-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-0314-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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