DMPQ: . Application of nanotechnology in the field of Energy application. (SCIENCE)


  • Nanotechnology is improving the efficiency of fuel production from raw petroleum materials through better catalysis. It is also enabling reduced fuel consumption in vehicles and power plants through higher-efficiency combustion and decreased friction.
  •  carbon nanotube “scrubbers” and membranes to separate carbon dioxide from power plant exhaust.
  • Development of wires containing nano tube that will have much lower resistance than the high tension wires currently used in the electric grid, thus reducing transmission power loss.
  • Nanotechnology can be incorporated into solar panels to convert sunlight to electricity more efficiently, promising inexpensive solar power in the future.
  • Nanotechnology is already being used to develop many new kinds of batteries that are quicker-charging, more efficient, lighter weight, have a higher power density, and hold electrical charge longer
  • An epoxy containing carbon nanotubes is being used to make windmill blades that are longer, stronger, and lighter-weight than other blades to increase the amount of electricity that windmills can generate.