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Energy Efficiency - Can Nanotechnology Change the Equation?

Andrén-Sandberg, Fredrik (2011) In ISRN LUTMDN/TMHP--11/5242--SE
Department of Energy Sciences
Abstract
How can nanoscience be used to raise the energy efficiency of established industrial technologies and in
residential housing
By reviewing the literature concerning nanotechnology and the impact it may have on energy efficiency, it becomes quite
clear that it will have a mayor impact in the future. Much of the impact will probably come in the form of enabling
technologies that could be used to improve existing technologies that are already present today, such as heat-coatings for
turbine blades or non sticking surfaces for boilers. Nanotechnology will not change the energy equation, but it will
definitely make an impact on the economic and environmental nature of both renewable and non renewables energy
sources. It will also be used... (More)
How can nanoscience be used to raise the energy efficiency of established industrial technologies and in
residential housing
By reviewing the literature concerning nanotechnology and the impact it may have on energy efficiency, it becomes quite
clear that it will have a mayor impact in the future. Much of the impact will probably come in the form of enabling
technologies that could be used to improve existing technologies that are already present today, such as heat-coatings for
turbine blades or non sticking surfaces for boilers. Nanotechnology will not change the energy equation, but it will
definitely make an impact on the economic and environmental nature of both renewable and non renewables energy
sources. It will also be used to reduce their energy requirement for different applications, without suffering any loss of
quality. This also applies for the use in residential housing, where passive isolation and smart windows could reduce the
demand for energy substantially in many regions of the world.
I believe that the future of energy efficiency and nanotechnology will go hand in hand, where nanotechnology will be
driven by the demand from the energy efficiency sector. It will become a technology that reduces the electricity need for
consumers, and yields more kilowatt hours per input to the producer. Energy efficiency by using nanotechnology will
definitely define that the coming decades on the technological frontier, and will help us to make the transfer into a more
long term sustainable energy economy without global warming or excessive harm to the environment as a subsequent
side effect.
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Andrén-Sandberg, Fredrik
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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energy efficiency nanotechnology
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ISRN LUTMDN/TMHP--11/5242--SE
report number
5242
ISSN
0282-1990
language
English
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2153130
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2011-09-02 10:49:33
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  abstract     = {How can nanoscience be used to raise the energy efficiency of established industrial technologies and in
residential housing
By reviewing the literature concerning nanotechnology and the impact it may have on energy efficiency, it becomes quite
clear that it will have a mayor impact in the future. Much of the impact will probably come in the form of enabling
technologies that could be used to improve existing technologies that are already present today, such as heat-coatings for
turbine blades or non sticking surfaces for boilers. Nanotechnology will not change the energy equation, but it will
definitely make an impact on the economic and environmental nature of both renewable and non renewables energy
sources. It will also be used to reduce their energy requirement for different applications, without suffering any loss of
quality. This also applies for the use in residential housing, where passive isolation and smart windows could reduce the
demand for energy substantially in many regions of the world.
I believe that the future of energy efficiency and nanotechnology will go hand in hand, where nanotechnology will be
driven by the demand from the energy efficiency sector. It will become a technology that reduces the electricity need for
consumers, and yields more kilowatt hours per input to the producer. Energy efficiency by using nanotechnology will
definitely define that the coming decades on the technological frontier, and will help us to make the transfer into a more
long term sustainable energy economy without global warming or excessive harm to the environment as a subsequent
side effect.
Department},
  author       = {Andrén-Sandberg, Fredrik},
  issn         = {0282-1990},
  keyword      = {energy efficiency
nanotechnology},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {ISRN LUTMDN/TMHP--11/5242--SE},
  title        = {Energy Efficiency - Can Nanotechnology Change the Equation?},
  year         = {2011},
}