Galvanic Effect Batteries
Isn’t battery technology a frustrating pain in the ass? What if we could get more electricity out of batteries than was used to charge it?
That’s what the thermogalvanic effect allows us to do. This means that voltage increases as temperature decreases. Researchers show that we can achieve this if we charge a battery that’s first been heated by the waste heat from industrial processes. After it cools down…voila!
This doubles the efficiency of previous methods for converting waste heat into extra electrons. Of course there are trade-offs. The batteries have less power density so they’d have to be bigger. There are other issues with it as well that need to be addressed.
I’m still frustrated with batteries but I probably won’t be happy until I have a nanotech atomic fusion battery.