About this Research Topic
Climate change has contributed serious impacts on our natural ecosystem affecting food security, water resources, human health, public infrastructure, energy, and human settlements, thus causing physical and economic devastation. Aware of the present circumstances affecting our environment, it is but timely that various steps shall be taken in our battle against the effects of climate change especially the need for sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels and the need to provide clean drinking water to all mankind. Energy occupied the first place in the list entitled “Top Ten Problems of Humanity for Next 50 Years" by Nobel laureate Richard E. Smalley.
Nanotechnology, the engineering and art of manipulating matter at the nanoscale, offers the potential solutions in addressing global concerns, therefore, we will be holding a conference focusing on nano for energy in February 2017, which aims to stimulate in depth discussion on interdisciplinary aspects and utilization of nano-technological solutions with specific emphasis in the areas of energy.
We therefore welcome contributions on nano-technological solutions in energy security through various approaches including their fruitful outcomes for the betterment of society. We welcome the contribution on the following topics among others:
Energy Sources: Solar, Wind, Hydro, Biomass Conversion, Geo- Thermal, Hydropower, Nuclear & Fossil fuel.
Energy Storage: Electrical Energy, Batteries, Super Capacitors, Chemical Energy, Material for Hydrogen Storage, Fuel Reforming, Thermal Energy, Adsorptive Storage, Combustion Engines and Motors.
Energy Distribution: Smart Grids, Heat Transfer, High voltage Transmission, Wireless Transmission.
Keywords: Nanotechnology, Energy storage, Supercapacitors, Thermal Energy, Solar Energy
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