Chemical engineering for technology innovation

Yukio Yamauchi, Suguru Noda, Hiroshi Komiyama

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Abstract

Sustainability of human beings in the 21st century requires development of renewable energy systems based on technology innovation. Chemical engineering plays a key role in promoting technology innovation relating to environmental and energy systems. The technological domains to which chemical engineering has contributed have shift from petrochemicals to functional materials and devices. An example of the key devices expected in the future is a combination of solar cells and Li-ion batteries, in which the indispensable materials are silicon and carbon. The shape and nanostructure of materials must be controlled to fabricate highly efficient devices at a low cost. Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) and spherical silicon solar cells (SSSC) with a semi-concentration reflector system are discussed as examples of future materials and devices. Chemical engineering is responsible for technology innovation through mass production, product quality control, materials recycling, high-quality device fabrication, and structuring knowledge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-276
Number of pages10
JournalChemical Engineering Communications
Volume196
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan
Externally publishedYes

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Chemical engineering
Innovation
Functional materials
Silicon solar cells
Silicon
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCN)
Petrochemicals
Quality control
Recycling
Sustainable development
Nanostructures
Solar cells
Carbon
Fabrication
Costs

Keywords

  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Chemical engineering
  • Innovation
  • Li-ion batteries
  • Silicon solar cells
  • Structuring knowledge

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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Chemical engineering for technology innovation. / Yamauchi, Yukio; Noda, Suguru; Komiyama, Hiroshi.

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Yamauchi, Yukio ; Noda, Suguru ; Komiyama, Hiroshi. / Chemical engineering for technology innovation. In: Chemical Engineering Communications. 2009 ; Vol. 196, No. 1-2. pp. 267-276.
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