1st Edition

Electrochemical Energy
Advanced Materials and Technologies

ISBN 9781482227277
Published December 1, 2015 by CRC Press
640 Pages 87 Color & 310 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Electrochemical Energy: Advanced Materials and Technologies covers the development of advanced materials and technologies for electrochemical energy conversion and storage. The book was created by participants of the International Conference on Electrochemical Materials and Technologies for Clean Sustainable Energy (ICES-2013) held in Guangzhou, China, and incorporates select papers presented at the conference.

More than 300 attendees from across the globe participated in ICES-2013 and gave presentations in six major themes:

  • Fuel cells and hydrogen energy
  • Lithium batteries and advanced secondary batteries
  • Green energy for a clean environment
  • Photo-Electrocatalysis
  • Supercapacitors
  • Electrochemical clean energy applications and markets

Comprised of eight sections, this book includes 25 chapters featuring highlights from the conference and covering every facet of synthesis, characterization, and performance evaluation of the advanced materials for electrochemical energy. It thoroughly describes electrochemical energy conversion and storage technologies such as batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, hydrogen generation, and their associated materials. The book contains a number of topics that include electrochemical processes, materials, components, assembly and manufacturing, and degradation mechanisms. It also addresses challenges related to cost and performance, provides varying perspectives, and emphasizes existing and emerging solutions.

The result of a conference encouraging enhanced research collaboration among members of the electrochemical energy community, Electrochemical Energy: Advanced Materials and Technologies is dedicated to the development of advanced materials and technologies for electrochemical energy conversion and storage and details the technologies, current achievements, and future directions in the field.

Table of Contents


Introduction to Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion

Jingmei Shen, Fang Dai, Mei Cai, and Hong Zhu

Advances in Electrochemical Energy Materials and Technologies

Hao Liu, Bing Sun, and Guoxiu Wang

Future Catalyst Approaches for Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion

Gang Wu and David P. Wilkinson


Advanced Materials for Li-Ion Batteries

Zhaoping Liu, Yonggao Xia, Wei Wang, Zhen Wei, Junli Shi, Lan Xia, Laifen Qin, and Shaojie Han

Advanced Technologies for Li-Ion Rechargeable Batteries

Qizheng Li and Xueliang Sun

Application of Lithium-Ion Batteries in Vehicle Electrification

Qiangfeng Xiao, Bing Li, Fang Dai, Li Yang, and Mei Cai


Advanced Materials for Zn-Air Rechargeable Batteries

Dong Un Lee, Jing Fu, and Zhongwei Chen

Advanced Materials for Li-Air Rechargeable Batteries

Hossein Yadegari and Xueliang Sun

Advanced Materials for Na-Air Batteries

Yongliang Li, Hossein Yadegari, Jianhong Liu, and Xueliang Sun


Advanced Technologies for Lead-Acid Rechargeable Batteries

Jon L. Anderson

Lead-Acid Automotive Battery

Anson Lee and Jun Gou


Advanced Materials for High-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs)

Kuan-Zong Fung

Advanced Technologies for High-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Zhe LÜ, Bo Wei, and Zhihong Wang

Theoretical Modeling for Fundamental Understanding of High-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Zijing Lin

Advanced Membrane Materials for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells

David Aili, Jens Oluf Jensen, and Qingfeng Li

Oxygen Reduction Non-PGM Electrocatalysts for PEM Fuel Cells—Recent Advances

Surya Singh, Anil Verma, and Suddhasatwa Basu

Advanced Technologies for Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

Sivakumar Pasupathi, Huaneng Su, Huagen Liang, and Bruno G. Pollet


Advanced Materials for Supercapacitors

Gaind P. Pandey, Yueping Fang, and Jun Li

Advanced Technologies for Supercapacitors

Hao Liu and Li-Min Liu

Supercapacitor’s Applications

Guoping Wang, Hongqing Wang, Benhe Zhong, Lei Zhang, and Jiujun Zhang


Advanced Materials for Liquid-Redox Flow Batteries

Jianlu Zhang, Jinfeng Wu, Lei Zhang, and Jiujun Zhang

Advanced Technologies for Liquid-Redox Rechargeable Batteries

Yuezhong Meng, Yufei Wang, Min Xiao, and Shuanjin Wang

Liquid-Redox Flow Battery Applications

Jinfeng Wu, Jianlu Zhang, and Jiujun Zhang


Advanced Materials for Water Electrolysis

Yongjun Leng and Chao-Yang Wang

Advanced Practical Technologies for Water Electrolysis

Zetian Tao, Lei Zhang, and Jiujun Zhang

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Pei Kang Shen obtained his BSc in electrochemistry at Xiamen University in 1982. He received his PhD in chemistry at Essex University in 1992. From then on, he has been working at Essex University, Hong Kong University, the City University of Hong Kong, and the South China University of Technology. Since 2001, he has served as a professor and director of Advanced Energy Materials Research Laboratory at the Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. He is the author of more than 300 publications. His research interests include fuel cells and batteries, electrochemistry of nanomaterials and nanocomposite functional materials, and electrochemical engineering.

Chao-Yang Wang is William E. Diefenderfer Chair in mechanical engineering and distinguished professor of mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, and materials science and engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. He has been the founding director of Penn State Electrochemical Engine Center since 1997. Dr. Wang holds several patents and has published two books. He has more than 12,000 Science Citation Index citations, an h-index of 65 (Web of Science), and is one of 187 highly cited researchers in engineering named by Thomas Reuter in 2014. His research interests cover the transport, materials, manufacturing, and modeling aspects of batteries and fuel cells.

San Ping Jiang obtained his BEng in ceramic materials from South China University of Technology in 1982 and PhD in electrochemistry from The City University, London, in 1988. He is a professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, deputy director of Fuels and Energy Technology Institute, Curtin University, Australia, and adjunct professor at University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Dr. Jiang has authored and coauthored 10 book chapters and three books, and published approximately 270 journal papers. His research interests encompass solid oxide fuel cells, proton-exchange membrane and direct alcohol fuel cells, water electrolysis, solid-state ionics, electrocatalysis, and nanostructured functional materials.

Xueliang (Andy) Sun is a professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier I) for the development of nanomaterials for clean energy, at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Dr. Sun received his PhD degree in materials chemistry at the University of Manchester, UK, in 1999. Then, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the University of British Columbia, Canada, during 1999–2001. He was a research associate at the National Institut de la Recherche Scientifique, Quebec, Canada, during 2001–2004. Dr. Sun’s research is focused on advanced nanostructured materials for energy conversion and storage, including fuel cells and Li batteries.

Jiujun Zhang is a principal research officer at the National Research Council of Canada and a fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry. His expertise lies in electrochemistry, photoelectrochemistry, spectroelectrochemistry, electrocatalysis, fuel cells (polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, solid oxide fuel cells, and direct methanol fuel cells), batteries, and supercapacitors. Dr. Zhang received his BS and MSc in electrochemistry from Peking University in 1982 and 1985, respectively, and his PhD in electrochemistry from Wuhan University in 1988. He serves as the editor/editorial board member for several journals and as series book editor for Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion, CRC Press.


"It covers a wide range of topics in the area of electrochemical energy storage and conversion ... It can be used as a reference for courses on energy storage and conversion. It can also be used as a reference for researchers in the field of electrochemical energy storage and conversion."
—Meilin Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

"This book is put together by an excellent team of editors who are leading scientists in the field of electrochemical energy storage and conversion, covering a wide spectrum from designing advanced materials to developing cutting-edge technologies in the field."
—Chuan-Jian Zhong, State University of New York, USA

"This book is perhaps the most comprehensive collection of expert explanations and in-depth reviews of various electrochemical energy technologies and the associated materials… Having researched in the area of materials electrochemistry for over 30 years in both the UK and China, I have not yet seen a book as comprehensive and in-depth as this one in coverage… I therefore strongly recommend this book…"
—George Z. Chen, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK

"… an excellent review… good coverage … I appreciate the hard work from the authors…"
—Chinbay Q. Fan, R&D Director, Technology Extensions, Gas Technology Institute, USA

"This single book is designed for most of [the] electrochemical energy conversion and storage technologies, not only for students, but also for those who are engaged in all energy technologies. This is [a] one-stop source for most of all, electrochemical energy technologies."
—Hasuck Kim, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), Korea