EXPO 2017: NANO-DIMENSIONAL FUEL ELEMENT
Kazakh scientists came up with the new idea of how to get twice more energy from traditional fuels and minimize carbon emissions. Chemical generator based on solid oxide elements was invented in Almaty Institute of Physics and Technology. The development by Ainur Issova and her husband is showcased at the EXPO 2017 in the Nur Alem pavilion.
AINUR ISOVA, PROJECT SUCCESSOR:
- It can be applied in agriculture and industry. This is a source of energy. This generator is cost-effective and portable. It uses ordinary natural gases, butane, propane, methane, or different alcohols.
The development’s main element is similar to a cake made from the thinnest Nano layer. Instead of reheating, the researchers applied a cooling method. In addition, they replaced the expensive platinum layer used by their colleagues, and obtained a good result.
SERIKBOL TOKMOLDIN, DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY:
- The main element is solid zirconium oxide stabilized by yttrium. It is thin; this small film is the main element. Oxygen ions are diffused through this element. The anode is formed from nickel. It's also micron-sized. The cathode is formed from complex compounds.
A generator based on such elements will cost more than traditional ones but smaller fuel consumption and a huge lifespan will cover the initial costs, the inventors say. The project is ready for industrial implementation; the authors hope to find business partners and investors at EXPO 2017.