Today it is difficult to imagine a world without energy. But reserves of traditional energy resources are limited. Their use has a negative impact on the environment. Therefore, alternative energy sources have already been developed and are being applied, the efficiency of energy machines is increasing, the world is in search of any ways of rational use of resources.
For the purpose of using the residual or lost heat, many scientists are currently conducting research on the possibility of using thermoelectric energy. And one of the ways to save energy can be attributed to the use of thermal energy accumulators (heat storage).
At the same time, environmentally friendly energy is energy that, during its production, has a minimal impact on the environment. The fact that energy is ecologically friendly can only be confirmed with the environmental declaration, which is based on a life cycle assessment. Without a life cycle assessment, the claim that a product or service is safe for the environment will be unfounded.
Based on previous the purpose of the proposed project is aimed to analyze new energy efficiency technologies using Thermoelectric Energy Converters and electricity economy using thermal energy accumulators based on a life cycle assessment.
In turn, the objective of the impact assessment is to determine the main components of pollutants and the level of negative impact of the production, transportation, operation and disposal of thermal modules and heat accumulators on the components of the environment - atmospheric air, surface and underground water bodies, soils and land resources.
The scientific novelty of the research is due to the fact that the following results were obtained for the first time in the Russian and foreign practice of the development of thermoelectricity and heat accumulators within the framework of the project:
- developed a methodology for assessing environmental characteristics in the development of new thermoelectric materials and thermal energy accumulators;
- an assessment of the environmental aspects of new materials and technologies has been carried out, allowing to check their safety for the environment;
This introduction of energy efficient and energy saving technologies helps to reduce energy consumption and reduce anthropogenic impact on the environment.
|Affiliation of speaker||ITMO University|
|Publication||IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science|