Aluminum-Based Fuel for Future
7 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2018
Date Written: December 10, 2018
The necessity to improve the ecology in transport, as well as to support the robotization of human life, requires new environmentally friendly energy solutions in near future. One of the possible solutions to these problems is the use of aluminum as an energy carrier (fuel). Today, studies on the use of aluminum as an energy carrier are mainly carried out in two directions: chemical oxidation and electrochemical (anodic) oxidation of aluminum. This work represents short review and analysis of current research and technical state of the art in using aluminum as energy carrier through chemical oxidation or electrochemical (anodic) oxidation of aluminum. Analysis shows that known to date methods that realize the transformation of aluminum chemical energy into useful forms of energy (electrical, mechanical, thermal), both electrochemical and chemical, have a number of drawbacks that prevent their high scale spreading. Nevertheless, the research and development in this field is now extensively carried out with optimistic view.
Keywords: aluminum, energy carrier, transport, decentralized energy
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