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Title: System for harvesting water wave energy

Abstract

A generator for harvesting energy from water in motion includes a sheet of a hydrophobic material, having a first side and an opposite second side, that is triboelectrically more negative than water. A first electrode sheet is disposed on the second side of the sheet of a hydrophobic material. A second electrode sheet is disposed on the second side of the sheet of a hydrophobic material and is spaced apart from the first electrode sheet. Movement of the water across the first side induces an electrical potential imbalance between the first electrode sheet and the second electrode sheet.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1264419
Patent Number(s):
9394875
Application Number:
14/819,142
Assignee:
Georgia Tech Research Corporation (Atlanta, GA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F05 - INDEXING SCHEMES RELATING TO ENGINES OR PUMPS IN VARIOUS SUBCLASSES OF CLASSES F01-F04 F05B - INDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO MACHINES OR ENGINES OTHER THAN NON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES OR ENGINES, TO WIND MOTORS, TO NON-POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT PUMPS, AND TO GENERATING COMBUSTION PRODUCTS OF HIGH PRESSURE OR HIGH VELOCITY
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02H - EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-07ER46394
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Aug 05
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
13 HYDRO ENERGY; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Wang, Zhong Lin, Su, Yanjie, Zhu, Guang, and Chen, Jun. System for harvesting water wave energy. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Wang, Zhong Lin, Su, Yanjie, Zhu, Guang, & Chen, Jun. System for harvesting water wave energy. United States.
Wang, Zhong Lin, Su, Yanjie, Zhu, Guang, and Chen, Jun. Tue . "System for harvesting water wave energy". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1264419.
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abstractNote = {A generator for harvesting energy from water in motion includes a sheet of a hydrophobic material, having a first side and an opposite second side, that is triboelectrically more negative than water. A first electrode sheet is disposed on the second side of the sheet of a hydrophobic material. A second electrode sheet is disposed on the second side of the sheet of a hydrophobic material and is spaced apart from the first electrode sheet. Movement of the water across the first side induces an electrical potential imbalance between the first electrode sheet and the second electrode sheet.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {7}
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Flexible triboelectric generator
journal, March 2012