Humidity to Electricity converter based on Zirconia Nano-particles.
Professor Erkki Lähderanta
Researcher Pavel Geydt
Conversion of electrochemical energy to the electric energy through interaction of the ZrO2-based nanocomposite with atmospheric humidity for different composition was investigated. Also, involved factors on producing energy in this method by measuring output voltage for open circuit and circuit with load of 1MΩ under different humidity and temperature condition and for different weight portion of nanoparticles was studied. SEM imaging and EDS spectroscopy of the nanocomposite indicates that amount of output voltage has a direct relation with agglomeration of nanoparticles on the nanocomposite.