1st Edition

Redox Flow Batteries Fundamentals and Applications

Edited By Huamin Zhang, Xianfeng Li, Jiujun Zhang Copyright 2018
    444 Pages
    by CRC Press

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    Flow batteries have received attention in large-scale energy storage due to their flexible design, high safety, high energy efficiency, and environmental friendliness. In recent years, they have been rapidly developed and tested in a variety of scales that prove their feasibility and advantages of use. As energy becomes a global focus, it is important to consider flow battery systems. This book offers a detailed introduction to the function of different kinds of redox flow batteries, including vanadium flow batteries, as well as the electrochemical processes for their development, materials and components, applications, and near future prospects. Redox Flow Batteries: Fundamentals and Applications will give readers a full understanding of flow batteries from fundamentals to commercial applications.


    Chapter 1: Large-Scale Energy Storage: An Overview

    Chapter 2: Introduction to Redox Flow Batteries

    Chapter 3: Vanadium Flow Batteries: Principle, Characteristics, Structure, and Evaluation

    Chapter 4: Key Materials of Vanadium Flow Batteries: Electrodes

    Chapter 5: Key Materials of Vanadium Flow Batteries: Electrolytes

    Chapter 6: Key materials of vanadium Flow Batteries: Ion Conducting Membranes

    Chapter 7: Vanadium Flow Batteries: Stacks and System

    Chapter 8: Demonstration and Commercialization of Vanadium Flow Batteries

    Chapter 9: New Flow Battery Systems Beyond VFB (V/Br, V/Fe, Quine/Br…)

    Chapter 10: Zn/Ni Single Flow Battery

    Chapter 11: Non-Aqueous Flow Battery

    Chapter 12: Redox Flow Lithium Battery: Towards a Higher Energy Density



    Dr. Huamin Zhang is a full Professor and Director of energy storage division at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Chinese Academy of Science; He is also the CTO of Dalian Rongke Power Co., Ltd, Chief Scientist of 973 Project National Project on Flow Battery, and Director of the State Key Lab of Flow Battery for Energy Storage and National Technical Committee on Flow Battery Standardization. Dr. Zhang obtained his BS from Department of Chemistry, Shandong University in 1982, his MS and PhD from Kyushu University in 1985 and 1988, respectively. After several years’ working in SUD-CHEMIE Japan, Osaka Gas Inc., Japan, he joined in DICP as a full Professor in 2000. Prof. Zhang’s research cover several areas of energy and energy storage, including fuel cells, flow batteries and batteries with high specific energy densities. Prof. Zhang has co-authored more than 260 research papers published in refereed journals and more than 150 patents. Prof. Zhang received various awards such as Outstanding Science and Technology Achievement Prize of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Japan Chemical Society Academic Award, Four ministries Outstanding Scientific and Technological Achievements Awards Scientific and Technological Progress Award in Dallian and Provincial S&T Progress Award for his achievement in research.

    Dr. Xianfeng Li is a full Professor and Vice-Director of the Energy Storage Division at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Chinese Academy of Science (DICP-CAS). He received his PhD in Polymer Chemistry and Physics from Jilin University in 2006. After 3 years’ postdoc follow with Prof. Vankelecom at K. U. Leuven University, he was appointed as an Associated Professor, and then a full Professor at DICP-CAS in 2012. His research interests include functional membranes for different applications (Separation, fuel cells and energy storage etc), nanotechnology and polymer chemistry. Up to now, he has publishedf more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and 50 patents in membranes field. He currently serves as the editorial board of “Journal of Membrane Science & Technology.

    Dr. Jiujun Zhang is a Principal Research Officer at the Energy, Mining & Environment, National Research Council of Canada (NRC-EME), and a Fellow of International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), Dr. Zhang received his BS and MS in Electrochemistry from Peking University in 1982 and 1985, respectively, and his PhD in Electrochemistry from Wuhan University in 1988. After completing his PhD, he took a position as an Associate Professor at the Huazhong Normal University for two years. Starting in 1990, he carried