Metal–air and metal–sulfur batteries (MABs/MSBs) represent one of the most efficient-energy storage technologies, with high round trip efficiency, a long life cycle, fast response at peak demand/supply of electricity, and decreased weight due to the use of atmospheric oxygen as one of the main reactants. This book presents an overview of the main MABs/MSBs from fundamentals to applications. Recent technological trends in their development are reviewed. It also offers a detailed analysis of these batteries at the material, component, and system levels, allowing the reader to evaluate the different approaches of their integration. The book provides a systematic overview of the components, design, and integration, and discusses current technologies, achievements, and challenges, as well as future directions. Each chapter focuses on a particular battery type including zinc–air batteries, lithium–air batteries, aluminum–air batteries, magnesium–air batteries, lithium–sulfur batteries, and vanadium–air redox flow batteries, and metal–sulfur batteries.
Features the most recent advances made in metal–air/metal–sulfur batteries.
Describes cutting-edge materials and technology for metal–air/metal–sulfur batteries.
Includes both fundamentals and applications, which can be used to guide and promote materials as well as technology development for metal–air/metal–sulfur batteries.
Provides a systematic overview of the components, design, and integration, and discusses current technologies, achievements, and challenges, as well as future directions.
Covers a variety of battery types in depth, such as zinc–air batteries, lithium–air batteries, aluminum–air batteries, magnesium–air batteries, lithium–sulfur batteries, vanadium–air redox flow batteries, and metal–sulfur batteries.
"…the publication of this book is timely. The self-contained and yet concise chapters provide readers with comprehensive information for each category of main MABs/MSBs, from history and fundamentals to up-to-date technical developments and applications. Reading the chapters in this book will be a most efficient way to bring readers to the frontier of this intriguing field. "
—Juntao Lu, Wuhan University, Hubei, China
Zinc–Air Batteries: Fundamentals and Applications
Jing Fu and Zhongwei Chen
Lithium–Air Batteries: Fundamentals and Applications
Nobuyuki Imanishi and Osamu Yamamoto
Aluminum–Air Batteries: Fundamentals and Applications
Fei Ding, Jun Zong, Sihui Wang, Hai Zhong, Qingqing Zhang, and Qing Zhao
Bruce W. Downing
Metal–Sulfur Batteries: Fundamentals and Applications—A Perspective
L.C. De Jonghe, E.S. Nimon, P.N. Ross, and S.J. Visco
Vanadium–Air Redox Flow Batteries: Fundamentals and Applications
Vladimir Neburchilov and Jiujun Zhang