Self-Powered Wireless Sensor Node Enabled by a Duck-Shaped Triboelectric Nanogenerator for Harvesting Water Wave Energy

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/623589
Title:
Self-Powered Wireless Sensor Node Enabled by a Duck-Shaped Triboelectric Nanogenerator for Harvesting Water Wave Energy
Authors:
Ahmed, Abdelsalam; Saadatnia, Zia; Hassan, Islam; Zi, Yunlong; Xi, Yi; He, Xu; Zu, Jean; Wang, Zhong Lin
Abstract:
This paper presents a fully enclosed duck-shaped triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) for effectively scavenging energy from random and low-frequency water waves. The design of the TENG incorporates the freestanding rolling mode and the pitch motion of a duck-shaped structure generated by incident waves. By investigating the material and structural features, a unit of the TENG device is successfully designed. Furthermore, a hybrid system is constructed using three units of the TENG device. The hybrid system achieves an instantaneous peak current of 65.5 µA with an instantaneous output power density of up to 1.366 W m−2. Following the design, a fluid–solid interaction analysis is carried out on one duck-shaped TENG to understand the dynamic behavior, mechanical efficiency, and stability of the device under various water wave conditions. In addition, the hybrid system is experimentally tested to enable a commercial wireless temperature sensor node. In summary, the unique duck-shaped TENG shows a simple, cost-effective, environmentally friendly, light-weight, and highly stable system. The newly designed TENG is promising for building a network of generators to harvest existing blue energy in oceans, lakes, and rivers.
Citation:
Ahmed A, Saadatnia Z, Hassan I, Zi Y, Xi Y, et al. (2016) Self-Powered Wireless Sensor Node Enabled by a Duck-Shaped Triboelectric Nanogenerator for Harvesting Water Wave Energy. Advanced Energy Materials 7: 1601705. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201601705.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Advanced Energy Materials
Issue Date:
8-Dec-2016
DOI:
10.1002/aenm.201601705
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1614-6832
Sponsors:
A.A., Z.S., and I.H. contributed equally to this work. This research was supported by KAUST and the Hightower Chair foundation. The support provided for completing this research is gratefully acknowledged. The authors declare no competing financial interest.
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dc.contributor.authorAhmed, Abdelsalamen
dc.contributor.authorSaadatnia, Ziaen
dc.contributor.authorHassan, Islamen
dc.contributor.authorZi, Yunlongen
dc.contributor.authorXi, Yien
dc.contributor.authorHe, Xuen
dc.contributor.authorZu, Jeanen
dc.contributor.authorWang, Zhong Linen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-15T10:35:10Z-
dc.date.available2017-05-15T10:35:10Z-
dc.date.issued2016-12-08en
dc.identifier.citationAhmed A, Saadatnia Z, Hassan I, Zi Y, Xi Y, et al. (2016) Self-Powered Wireless Sensor Node Enabled by a Duck-Shaped Triboelectric Nanogenerator for Harvesting Water Wave Energy. Advanced Energy Materials 7: 1601705. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201601705.en
dc.identifier.issn1614-6832en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/aenm.201601705en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/623589-
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents a fully enclosed duck-shaped triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) for effectively scavenging energy from random and low-frequency water waves. The design of the TENG incorporates the freestanding rolling mode and the pitch motion of a duck-shaped structure generated by incident waves. By investigating the material and structural features, a unit of the TENG device is successfully designed. Furthermore, a hybrid system is constructed using three units of the TENG device. The hybrid system achieves an instantaneous peak current of 65.5 µA with an instantaneous output power density of up to 1.366 W m−2. Following the design, a fluid–solid interaction analysis is carried out on one duck-shaped TENG to understand the dynamic behavior, mechanical efficiency, and stability of the device under various water wave conditions. In addition, the hybrid system is experimentally tested to enable a commercial wireless temperature sensor node. In summary, the unique duck-shaped TENG shows a simple, cost-effective, environmentally friendly, light-weight, and highly stable system. The newly designed TENG is promising for building a network of generators to harvest existing blue energy in oceans, lakes, and rivers.en
dc.description.sponsorshipA.A., Z.S., and I.H. contributed equally to this work. This research was supported by KAUST and the Hightower Chair foundation. The support provided for completing this research is gratefully acknowledged. The authors declare no competing financial interest.en
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.subjectduck shapeen
dc.subjectself powered sensor nodeen
dc.subjecttriboelectric nanogeneratorsen
dc.subjectwater wave energyen
dc.titleSelf-Powered Wireless Sensor Node Enabled by a Duck-Shaped Triboelectric Nanogenerator for Harvesting Water Wave Energyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalAdvanced Energy Materialsen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Materials Science and Engineering; Georgia Institute of Technology; Atlanta GA 30332-0245 USAen
dc.contributor.institutionNanoGenerators and NanoEngineering Laboratory; School of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering; University of Toronto; Toronto ON M5S 3G8 Canadaen
dc.contributor.institutionDesign and Production Engineering Department; Faculty of Engineering; Ain Shams University; Cairo 11535 Egypten
dc.contributor.institutionBeijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems; Chinese Academy of Sciences; Beijing 100083 Chinaen
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