A novel idea for the conversion of low-temperature heat into electricity is based on the generation of electricity from salinity gradients using a Reverse Electrodialysis (RED) device in a closed-loop system. In this concept a limited amount of artificial saline solutions can be used as the working fluids in a closed-loop. The solutions exiting from the RED unit are then regenerated, in order to restore the original salinity gradient, by means of a separation step, which uses low-temperature heat (40-100°C) as its energy source. A theoretical analysis of potentials of this technology is illustrated in the present work.

Tamburini, A., Cipollina, A., Bevacqua, M., Gurreri, L., Papapetrou, M., Van Baak, W., et al. (2015). A novel Reverse Electrodialysis application to generate power from low-grade heat. In Book of abstracts. Euromembrane 2015.

A novel Reverse Electrodialysis application to generate power from low-grade heat

TAMBURINI, Alessandro;CIPOLLINA, Andrea;Bevacqua, Maurizio;GURRERI, Luigi;Papapetrou, Michail;MICALE, Giorgio Domenico Maria
2015-01-01

Abstract

A novel idea for the conversion of low-temperature heat into electricity is based on the generation of electricity from salinity gradients using a Reverse Electrodialysis (RED) device in a closed-loop system. In this concept a limited amount of artificial saline solutions can be used as the working fluids in a closed-loop. The solutions exiting from the RED unit are then regenerated, in order to restore the original salinity gradient, by means of a separation step, which uses low-temperature heat (40-100°C) as its energy source. A theoretical analysis of potentials of this technology is illustrated in the present work.
Reverse Electrodialysis, Heat Engine, Closed loop, Salinity Gradient Energy
Tamburini, A., Cipollina, A., Bevacqua, M., Gurreri, L., Papapetrou, M., Van Baak, W., et al. (2015). A novel Reverse Electrodialysis application to generate power from low-grade heat. In Book of abstracts. Euromembrane 2015.
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