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Title: Energy Harvesting on Airport Pavements: State-of-the-Art
Authors: Correia, Diogo 
Ferreira, Adelino 
Keywords: Airport pavements; Energy harvesting;; Renewable energy; Road pavements
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: MDPI
Project: PD/BD/142908/2018 
Serial title, monograph or event: Sustainability
Volume: 13
Issue: 11
Abstract: Society is dependent on transport systems, not only to meet its daily needs with short journeys but also to meet their arising needs with longer distances. The ability to connect remote regions and the trip duration makes the aircraft a mode of transport for distant travel. However, it impacts greenhouse gas production. The survey for new ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions emerges from the contribution of energy harvesting systems. Energy harvesting technology has been presenting prosperous solutions and applications in road pavements. Due to the similarity between road pavements, this paper addresses state-of-the-art technologies for airport pavements and road pavements, aiming to analyze which ones can be developed for application in airport pavements. An analysis is presented not only for the density, efficiency, and energy generation, but also for each energy harvesting technology’s implementation and technology readiness level. The photovoltaic technology, to be incorporated into airport pavements, will allow sustainable energy generation dependent on the airport location. The hydraulic/pneumatic technology, to be incorporated into the airport pavements, will generate electrical energy based on aircraft movement.
ISSN: 2071-1050
DOI: 10.3390/su13115893
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FCTUC Eng.Civil - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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