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Mechanically Induced-Sound Approach to Producing Alternative Electricity

Amusan, L. M. and Ashiga, Andrew Shalem and Emetere, Moses and Ojelabi, Rapheal A. (2020) Mechanically Induced-Sound Approach to Producing Alternative Electricity. BOREAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH, 25 (7). pp. 1-20. ISSN 1239-6095

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Alternative electricity generation was birthed by a need to make clean energy available. It is characterized by diverse systems and components that undertake the task of producing electricity from renewable sources. These energy resources are engaged to yield electrical power with zero carbon emissions. Some of these resources include: geothermal heat, solar radiation, tidal flow among others. This project intends to develop a means for alternative electricity generation using sound generated through mechanical agitation as source; with a view to providing affordable energy for domestic application. For this to be made possible, Sound has to be deemed fit for adoption into the trail of existing renewable energy resources by vetting its compliance to established standards like: the nature of existing resources, components/systems of alternative electricity generation. The feasibility of deriving alternative electricity for domestic use from sound has to be ascertained. Furthermore, benefits and measures in optimizing the whole process have to be evaluated, before a basis for developing a system that can produce electricity from sound can be actualized. The research methodology of this work centered the design on survey research and laboratory testing (simulation). Survey questionnaires were distributed to necessitate feedback from professionals in the various fields (building construction, electricity/power, sound) and users of alternative electricity. A prototype was also developed and tested to validate the assertion about sound being able yield substantial amount of electrical energy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mechanic, Alternative, Sound, Piezzo-electricity, Building
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2021 13:15
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2021 13:15

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