Thermodynamic analysis of titanium dioxide nanotube synthesis process for sustainability improvement

Bingbing Li, Hong Chao Zhang, Chris Yuan

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Abstract

Sustainability of nanomanufacturing has triggered tremendous research interest in recent years, especially the energy consumption and environmental impacts of nanomaterial. TiO2 nanotube is a typical material with broad application potential. In this paper a thermodynamic analysis model integrating the energy consumption and exergy losses is presented for sustainability improvement of TiO2 nanotube synthesis process. This thermodynamic model was validated by the TiO2 nanotube electrochemical anodization process. Comparisons of energy consumption, exergy losses and environmental impacts of five main stages showed the effective sustainability improvement potential. This work can be extended to sustainability improvement of other similar nanomaterial synthesis processes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials; Biomanufacturing; Properties, Applications and Systems; Sustainable Manufacturing
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9780791856833
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
EventASME 2015 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2015 - Charlotte, United States
Duration: Jun 8 2015Jun 12 2015

Publication series

NameASME 2015 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2015
Volume2

Conference

ConferenceASME 2015 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2015
CountryUnited States
CityCharlotte
Period06/8/1506/12/15

Keywords

  • Nanomanufacturing
  • Sustainable development
  • Thermodynamic analysis

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