Publication detail

Historic and Suppressed Technologies for Energetics

VANÝSEK, P. NOVÁK, V.

Original Title

Historic and Suppressed Technologies for Energetics

English Title

Historic and Suppressed Technologies for Energetics

Type

journal article in Web of Science

Language

en

Original Abstract

The steady advances of academic discoveries and technical inventions lead to a steady progress in simplifying human chores, improving the lot of many and opening new opportunities. Sometimes, however, these advances may have unintended or unrealized negative consequences as well. This is often true for consequences that become obviously only after an extended period of time. This article is taking look at the use of several metals (mercury, lead, cadmium and nickel) in technologies related to applications in energy generation and storage. As the poisonous nature of these elements and their compounds and their impact on environment became more and more apparent, the use of these metals in many technological processes was pushed into background, perhaps for a niche application only, or entirely eliminated. As a result, these metals are downplayed in present curricula and awareness of their historical utility is disappearing. The purpose of this perspective article is to give an overview of some obsolete applications of these metals related to energy storage with the goal to highlight ingenuity of prior generation of engineers and scientists.

English abstract

The steady advances of academic discoveries and technical inventions lead to a steady progress in simplifying human chores, improving the lot of many and opening new opportunities. Sometimes, however, these advances may have unintended or unrealized negative consequences as well. This is often true for consequences that become obviously only after an extended period of time. This article is taking look at the use of several metals (mercury, lead, cadmium and nickel) in technologies related to applications in energy generation and storage. As the poisonous nature of these elements and their compounds and their impact on environment became more and more apparent, the use of these metals in many technological processes was pushed into background, perhaps for a niche application only, or entirely eliminated. As a result, these metals are downplayed in present curricula and awareness of their historical utility is disappearing. The purpose of this perspective article is to give an overview of some obsolete applications of these metals related to energy storage with the goal to highlight ingenuity of prior generation of engineers and scientists.

Keywords

lead; mercury; cadminum; nickel; banned; history; historical use; legislation

Released

01.01.2020

Publisher

Elesevier

ISBN

2352-152X

Periodical

Journal of Energy Storage

Year of study

27

Number

2

State

NL

Pages from

1

Pages to

7

Pages count

7

URL

Documents

BibTex


@article{BUT159121,
  author="Petr {Vanýsek} and Vítězslav {Novák}",
  title="Historic and Suppressed Technologies for Energetics",
  annote="The  steady  advances  of  academic  discoveries  and  technical  inventions  lead  to  a  steady 
progress   in   simplifying   human   chores,   improving   the   lot   of   many   and   opening   new 
opportunities.  Sometimes,  however,  these  advances  may  have  unintended  or  unrealized 
negative  consequences  as  well.  This  is  often  true  for  consequences  that  become  obviously 
only after an extended period of time. This article is taking look at the use of several metals 
(mercury,  lead,  cadmium  and  nickel)  in  technologies  related  to  applications  in  energy 
generation  and  storage.  As  the  poisonous  nature  of  these  elements  and  their  compounds  and 
their impact on environment became more and more apparent, the use of these metals in many 
technological processes was pushed into background, perhaps for a niche application only, or 
entirely  eliminated.  As  a  result,  these  metals  are  downplayed  in  present  curricula  and 
awareness of their historical utility is disappearing. The purpose of this perspective article is 
to  give  an  overview  of  some  obsolete  applications  of  these  metals  related  to  energy  storage 
with the goal to highlight ingenuity of prior generation of engineers and scientists.",
  address="Elesevier",
  chapter="159121",
  doi="10.1016/j.est.2019.101105",
  howpublished="online",
  institution="Elesevier",
  number="2",
  volume="27",
  year="2020",
  month="january",
  pages="1--7",
  publisher="Elesevier",
  type="journal article in Web of Science"
}