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Lead-Acid Battery Technologies
Fundamentals, Materials, and Applications

ISBN 9781466592223
Published June 26, 2015 by CRC Press
365 Pages 184 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Lead-Acid Battery Technologies: Fundamentals, Materials, and Applications offers a systematic and state-of-the-art overview of the materials, system design, and related issues for the development of lead-acid rechargeable battery technologies. Featuring contributions from leading scientists and engineers in industry and academia, this book:

  • Describes the underlying science involved in the operation of lead-acid batteries
  • Highlights advances in materials science and engineering for materials fabrication
  • Delivers a detailed discussion of the mathematical modeling of lead-acid batteries
  • Analyzes the integration of lead-acid batteries with other primary power systems
  • Explores emerging applications such as electric bicycles and microhybrid vehicles

Lead-Acid Battery Technologies: Fundamentals, Materials, and Applications provides researchers, students, industrial professionals, and manufacturers with valuable insight into the latest theories, experimental methodologies, and research achievements in lead-acid battery technologies.

Table of Contents

Series Preface




Fundamentals of Lead-Acid Rechargeable Batteries
Joey Jung

Negative Electrodes of Lead-Acid Batteries
Vladimir Neburchilov and Jiujun Zhang

Positive Electrodes of Lead-Acid Batteries
Zhongqi Li

Lead-Acid Batteries: Fundamentals, Technologies, and Applications
J. Kevin Whear

Electrolytes of Lead-Acid Batteries
Hongyu Chen

Current Collectors, Battery Grids, and Lead-Acid Batteries
R. David Prengaman

Lead-Acid Battery Manufacturing Equipment
Joey Jung

Battery Testing and Diagnostic Instrumentation
Isidor Buchmann

Mathematical Modeling of Lead-Acid Batteries
Mikaël Cugnet and Bor Yann Liaw

Applications of Lead-Acid Batteries
Zhongqi Li and Yufeng Zhang


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Joey Jung is the founder and president of EVT Power, Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and the operations manager of Kemetco Research, Inc., Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. A registered professional engineer with more than 15 years of R&D experience in applied electrochemistry and electrochemical engineering, Mr. Jung has served as the vice president and chief technology officer of Power Technology, Inc., Houston, Texas, USA; principal scientist at MagPower Systems, Inc., White Rock, British Columbia, Canada; and research officer at BC Research, Inc., Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Widely published, he holds a MASc from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, as well as 11 U.S. patents/patent applications.

Lei Zhang holds a B.Sc and M.Sc from Wuhan University, China, and a second M.Sc from Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. She is currently a research council officer at the National Research Council, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and an adjunct professor of the Federal University of Maranhao, Brazil and Zhengzhou University, China. Previously, she served as a research scientist at Membrane Reactor Technologies, Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Ms. Zhang holds three U.S. patent applications and has coauthored more than 100 refereed journal papers with 5000+ citations, 30 conference and invited keynote presentations, one book chapter, two books, and 40 industrial technical reports.

Jiujun Zhang is a principal research officer at the National Research Council, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and a fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE). He earned a B.Sc and M.Sc from Peking University, Beijing, China, and a Ph.D from Wuhan University, China. He carried out three terms of postdoctoral research at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA; York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Zhang holds 10 adjunct professorships, has 400+ publications with more than 12,000 citations, and serves as editor or editorial board member for several international journals as well as the CRC Press book series on electrochemical energy storage and conversion.


"Written and edited by some of the world's most knowledgeable subject matter experts, readers of this book will be provided with a clear and comprehensive insight into the fundamentals, applications and most recent technological advances in materials science and engineering as they relate to lead acid batteries."
—Bill Coote, Inukshuk Management

"This book is a comprehensive review and also an excellent of up-to-date information on lead-acid battery technology. The editors and authors are a group of top lead-acid battery scientists and engineers with not only excellent academic research records, but also strong industrial expertise. The chapters consist of their knowledge, information, and insights on recent advances in lead-acid battery technology, broadly covering fundamental theories, experimental methodologies and research achievements."
—Hansan Liu, Senior Research Chemist, DuPont Central Research & Development

"This book is a must read for anyone working in the area of batteries. It covers the development and advancement of lead –acid rechargeable batteries particularly in recent years and their relevance to an increasing number of applications. The book provides excellent coverage of the advancements in material science, engineering design, fabrication and other areas, that have resulted in the importance of the lead-acid battery today in spite of being the oldest type of rechargeable battery."
—David P. Wilkinson, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of British Columbia