Fundamentals of Electrochemical Energy Devices

Students and professionals who are working on or doing research in areas related to electrochemical energy devices will find this book practical and easy to understand, and a comprehensive introduction to the electrochemical means of energy ...

Fundamentals of Electrochemical Energy Devices

Energy is undeniably a crucial resource for all societies today. Concerns surrounding the renewability of this resource, as well as the quest to discover alternative and sustainable sources of energy, have led to the rapid growth in the field of electrochemical energy generation and storage. Fundamentals of Electrochemical Energy Devices is a multidisciplinary textbook designed to put across to the readers a comprehensive view covering the subjects of electrochemical devices for energy from the concepts and underpinning technologies to the peripheral devices such as batteries, fuel cells, and electrochemical capacitors of electrochemistry, thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, interfacial and transport phenomena - paying particular attention to the correlation between concepts as well as the similarity and differences between various electrochemical energy devices. Students and professionals who are working on or doing research in areas related to electrochemical energy devices will find this book practical and easy to understand, and a comprehensive introduction to the electrochemical means of energy storage and generation.

Electrochemical Technologies for Energy Storage and Conversion

In this handbook and ready reference, editors and authors from academia and industry share their in-depth knowledge of known and novel materials, devices and technologies with the reader.

Electrochemical Technologies for Energy Storage and Conversion

In this handbook and ready reference, editors and authors from academia and industry share their in-depth knowledge of known and novel materials, devices and technologies with the reader. The result is a comprehensive overview of electrochemical energy and conversion methods, including batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, hydrogen generation and storage as well as solar energy conversion. Each chapter addresses electrochemical processes, materials, components, degradation mechanisms, device assembly and manufacturing, while also discussing the challenges and perspectives for each energy storage device in question. In addition, two introductory chapters acquaint readers with the fundamentals of energy storage and conversion, and with the general engineering aspects of electrochemical devices. With its uniformly structured, self-contained chapters, this is ideal reading for entrants to the field as well as experienced researchers.

High Temperature Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

This book explores how Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion (EESC) devices are promising advanced power systems that can directly convert chemical energy in fuel into power, and thereby aid in proposing a solution to the global ...

High Temperature Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

As global demands for energy and lower carbon emissions rise, developing systems of energy conversion and storage becomes necessary. This book explores how Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion (EESC) devices are promising advanced power systems that can directly convert chemical energy in fuel into power, and thereby aid in proposing a solution to the global energy crisis. The book focuses on high-temperature electrochemical devices that have a wide variety of existing and potential applications, including the creation of fuel cells for power generation, production of high-purity hydrogen by electrolysis, high-purity oxygen by membrane separation, and various high-temperature batteries. High-Temperature Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage: Fundamentals and Applications provides a comprehensive view of the new technologies in high-temperature electrochemistry. Written in a clear and detailed manner, it is suitable for developers, researchers, or students of any level.

Electrochemical Supercapacitors for Energy Storage and Delivery

The book illuminates the practical aspects of understanding and applying the technology within the industry and provides sufficient technical detail of newer materials being developed by experts in the field which may surface in the future.

Electrochemical Supercapacitors for Energy Storage and Delivery

Although recognized as an important component of all energy storage and conversion technologies, electrochemical supercapacitators (ES) still face development challenges in order to reach their full potential. A thorough examination of development in the technology during the past decade, Electrochemical Supercapacitors for Energy Storage and Delivery: Fundamentals and Applications provides a comprehensive introduction to the ES from technical and practical aspects and crystallization of the technology, detailing the basics of ES as well as its components and characterization techniques. The book illuminates the practical aspects of understanding and applying the technology within the industry and provides sufficient technical detail of newer materials being developed by experts in the field which may surface in the future. The book discusses the technical challenges and the practical limitations and their associated parameters in ES technology. It also covers the structure and options for device packaging and materials choices such as electrode materials, electrolyte, current collector, and sealants based on comparison of available data. Supplying an in depth understanding of the components, design, and characterization of electrochemical supercapacitors, the book has wide-ranging appeal to industry experts and those new to the field. It can be used as a reference to apply to current work and a resource to foster ideas for new devices that will further the technology as it becomes a larger part of main stream energy storage.

Electrochemical Water Electrolysis

This book comprehensively describes the fundamentals of electrochemical water electrolysis as well as the latest materials and technological developments.

Electrochemical Water Electrolysis

This book comprehensively describes the fundamentals of electrochemical water electrolysis as well as the latest materials and technological developments. It addresses a variety of topics such as electrochemical processes, materials, components, assembly and manufacturing, and degradation mechanisms, as well as challenges and strategies. It also includes an understanding of how materials and technologies for electrochemical water electrolysis have developed in recent years, and it describes the progress in improving performance and providing benefits to energy systems and applications. Features the most recent advances in electrochemical water electrolysis to produce hydrogen Discusses cutting-edge materials and technologies for electrochemical water electrolysis Includes both experimental and theoretical approaches that can be used to guide and promote materials as well as technological development for electrochemical water electrolysis Comprises work from international leading scientists active in electrochemical energy and environmental research and development Provides invaluable information that will benefit readers from both academia and industry With contributions from researchers at the top of their fields, the book includes in-depth discussions covering the engineering of components and applied devices, making this an essential read for scientists and engineers working in the development of electrochemical energy devices and related disciplines.

High temperature Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

This book explores how Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion (EESC) devices are promising advanced power systems that can directly convert chemical energy in fuel into power, and thereby aid in proposing a solution to the global ...

High temperature Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage


Carbon Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Energy Technologies

This book offers comprehensive coverage of carbon-based nanomaterials and electrochemical energy conversion and storage technologies such as batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, and hydrogen generation and storage, as well as the latest ...

Carbon Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Energy Technologies

This book offers comprehensive coverage of carbon-based nanomaterials and electrochemical energy conversion and storage technologies such as batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, and hydrogen generation and storage, as well as the latest material and new technology development. It addresses a variety of topics such as electrochemical processes, materials, components, assembly and manufacturing, degradation mechanisms, challenges, and strategies. With in-depth discussions ranging from electrochemistry fundamentals to engineering components and applied devices, this all-inclusive reference offers a broad view of various carbon nanomaterials and technologies for electrochemical energy conversion and storage devices.

Nanostructured Energy Devices

Oldham, K. B.; Myland, J. C. Fundamentals of Electrochemical Science; Academic Press: San Diego, 1994. Poizot, P.; Laruelle, S.; Grugeon, S.; Dupont, L.; Tarascon, J.-M. Nano-sized transition-metal oxides as negative-electrode materials ...

Nanostructured Energy Devices

Due to the pressing needs of society, low cost materials for energy devices have experienced an outstanding development in recent times. In this highly multidisciplinary area, chemistry, material science, physics, and electrochemistry meet to develop new materials and devices that perform required energy conversion and storage processes with high efficiency, adequate capabilities for required applications, and low production cost. Nanostructured Energy Devices: Equilibrium Concepts and Kinetics introduces the main physicochemical principles that govern the operation of energy devices. It includes coverage of the physical principles that control energy devices made of nanostructured and bulk materials, with the main attention focused on solution processed thin film technologies. The book analyzes the fundamental concepts, main properties, and key applications of energy devices that are made using nanostructured materials and innovative thin film low cost technologies. This includes hybrid and organic solar cells, electrochemical batteries, diodes, LEDs and OLEDs, transistors, and the direct conversion of solar radiation to chemical fuels. It decodes rigorous formulation of thermodynamic concepts to establish energy diagrams, and explains also the fundamental kinetic models that determine the flow of electrons and ions in the device. The author lays out the main properties of semiconductors and their junctions for applications in solar cell and solar fuel devices. He emphasizes a unified view of the device operation principles that covers well-known examples but also enables you to discuss original research topics on a solid ground. Although a challenging field of science and technology, energy devices such as solar cells and batteries have the potential to impact the creation of a carbon-free energy economy. However, the field draws scientists from a broad set of backgrounds, united towards common goals. This text presents the main concepts that apply to several types of devices, from a very basic level so that you can gain insight into the general view of principles of operation of the energy devices. It pulls together the views and terminologies used by several communities to create better communication and increased collaboration among them.

Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

Written mainly for advanced students in chemistry, physics, materials science, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering, this text is equally a valuable resource for scientists and engineers working in the field, both in academia ...

Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

This pioneering textbook on the topic provides a clear and well-structured description of the fundamental chemistry involved in these systems, as well as an excellent overview of the real-life practical applications. Prof. Holze is a well-known researcher and an experienced author who guides the reader with his didactic style, and readers can test their understanding with questions and answers throughout the text. Written mainly for advanced students in chemistry, physics, materials science, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering, this text is equally a valuable resource for scientists and engineers working in the field, both in academia and industry.

Nanostructured Materials for Electrochemical Energy Production and Storage

Projects based on nanostructured materials can yield improved performance in devices involving electrochemical ... the efficiency of alternative energy conversion and storage devices and on the basic principles of electrochemistry ...

Nanostructured Materials for Electrochemical Energy Production and Storage

Here is an authoritative reference from world-renowned research groups for those working in materials science and electrochemistry. The authors describe properties of nanostructured materials that can improve performance in alternative energy devices.

Green Chemistry

This is the functioning principal of electrochemical energy devices. ... The remainder of this chapter will focus on introducing the fundamentals of the various electrochemical cells and how they are employed ...

Green Chemistry

Green Chemistry: An Inclusive Approach provides a broad overview of green chemistry for researchers from either an environmental science or chemistry background, starting at a more elementary level, incorporating more advanced concepts, and including more chemistry as the book progresses. Every chapter includes recent, state-of-the-art references, in particular, review articles, to introduce researchers to this field of interest and provide them with information that can be easily built upon. By bringing together experts in multiple subdisciplines of green chemistry, the editors have curated a single central resource for an introduction to the discipline as a whole. Topics include a broad array of research fields, including the chemistry of Earth’s atmosphere, water and soil, the synthesis of fine chemicals, and sections on pharmaceuticals, plastics, energy related issues (energy storage, fuel cells, solar, and wind energy conversion etc., greenhouse gases and their handling, chemical toxicology issues of everyday products (from perfumes to detergents or clothing), and environmental policy issues. Introduces the topic of green chemistry with an overview of key concepts Expands upon presented concepts with the latest research and applications, providing both the breadth and depth researchers need Includes a broad range of application based problems to make the content accessible for professional researchers and undergraduate and graduate students Authored by experts in a broad range of fields, providing insider information on the aspects or challenges of a given field that are most important and urgent

Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes

... and other small electronic devices. In this chapter, we go over the principles behind these electrochemical energy conversion devices. ... The heat is then upgraded to mechanical energy by means of rather complicated machinery.

Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes

Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes, Fourth Edition provides accessible coverage of clean, safe alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power. Aldo da Rosa’s classic and comprehensive resource has provided thousands of engineers, scientists, students and professionals alike with a thorough grounding in the scientific principles underlying the complex world of renewable energy technologies. The fourth edition has been fully updated and revised by new author Juan Ordonez, Director of the Energy and Sustainability Center at Florida State University, and includes new worked examples, more exercises, and more illustrations to help facilitate student learning. Illuminates the basic principles behind all key renewable power sources, including solar, wind, biomass, hydropower and fuel cells Connects scientific theory with practical implementation through physical examples and end-of-chapter questions of increasing difficulty to help readers apply their knowledge Offers completely revised content for better student accessibility Updated with expanded coverage of such topics as solar thermal processes, hydropower and renewable energy storage technologies

Lithium Ion Supercapacitors

The book provides a comprehensive understanding of the principles for operating lithium-ion supercapacitors (LISCs), their challenges, technological trends and perspectives.

Lithium Ion Supercapacitors

The book provides a comprehensive understanding of the principles for operating lithium-ion supercapacitors (LISCs), their challenges, technological trends and perspectives. This LISC technology has high potential to replace conventional main rechargeable batteries such as lead-acid and nickel metal hydride batteries for automotive, portable electronics, and stationary applications. The book offers detailed analysis of LISCs at the material, component, and system levels to evaluate the different approaches to their integration. It also discusses economics, market, manufacture, and commercialization status of LISCs. It is an up-to-date study into an emerging field, written by experts, ideal for those in academia and industry who want a detailed explanation of the technology.

Electrolytes for Electrochemical Supercapacitors

As an electrochemical energy storage/conversion device the ES has several advantages, ... For fundamental aspects, in Conway's excellent pioneering book (Electrochemical Supercapacitors: Scientific Fundamentals and Technological ...

Electrolytes for Electrochemical Supercapacitors

Electrolytes for Electrochemical Supercapacitors provides a state-of-the-art overview of the research and development of novel electrolytes and electrolyte configurations and systems to increase the energy density of electrochemical supercapacitors. Comprised of chapters written by leading international scientists active in supercapacitor research and manufacturing, this authoritative text: Describes a variety of electrochemical supercapacitor electrolytes and their properties, compositions, and systems Compares different electrolytes in terms of their effects on electrochemical supercapacitor performance Examines the interplay between the electrolytes, active electrode materials, and inactive components of the supercapacitors Discusses the design and optimization of electrolyte systems for improving electrochemical supercapacitor performance Explores the challenges electrochemical supercapacitors currently face, offering unique insight into next-generation supercapacitor applications Thus, Electrolytes for Electrochemical Supercapacitors is a valuable resource for the research and development activities of academic researchers, graduate/undergraduate students, industry professionals, and manufacturers of electrode/electrolyte systems and electrochemical energy devices such as batteries, as well as for end users of the technology.

Energy Sources

This book provides the fundamentals behind all energy conversion processes, identifies future research needs, and discusses the potential application of each process in a clear-and-concise manner.

Energy Sources

Energy Sources: Fundamentals of Chemical Conversion Processes and Applications provides the latest information on energy and the environment, the two main concerns of any progressive society that hopes to be sustainable in the future. Continuous efforts have to be exercised in both these areas by any of the developing communities, as concern over energy conversion continues to evolve due to various ecological imbalances, including climate change. This book provides the fundamentals behind all energy conversion processes, identifies future research needs, and discusses the potential application of each process in a clear-and-concise manner. It is a valuable source for both chemists and chemical engineers who are working to improve current and developing future energy sources, and is a single reference that deals with almost all energy sources for these purposes, reviewing the fundamentals, comparing the various processes, and suggesting future research directions. Compiles, in a single source, all energy conversion processes, enabling easy evaluation and selection Explains the science behind each conversion process and facilitates understanding Contains many illustrations, diagrams, and tables, enabling a clear and comprehensible understanding of the pros and cons of the various processes Includes an exhaustive glossary of all terms used in the conversion processes Presents current status and new direction, thus enabling the planning process for future research needs Provides a concise and comprehensive overview of all energy sources

Screen Printing Technology for Energy Devices

In this chapter the basics of the two main topics of the thesis, thermoelectric generators and electrochemical energy storage, will be covered. The principle mechanism as well as the fundamental differences in the composition of the ...

Screen Printing Technology for Energy Devices

The technical application of screen and stencil printing has been state of the art for decades. As part of the subtractive production process of printed circuit boards, for instance, screen and stencil printing play an important role. With the end of the 20th century, another field has opened up with organic electronics. Since then, more and more functional layers have been produced using printing methods. Printed electronics devices offer properties that give almost every freedom to the creativity of product development. Flexibility, low weight, use of non-toxic materials, simple disposal and an enormous number of units due to the production process are some of the prominent keywords associated with this field. Screen printing is a widely used process in printed electronics, as this process is very flexible with regard to the materials that can be used. In addition, a minimum resolution of approximately 30 µm is sufficiently high. The ink film thickness, which can be controlled over a wide range, is an extremely important advantage of the process. Depending on the viscosity, layer thicknesses of several hundred nanometres up to several hundred micrometres can be realised. The conversion and storage of energy became an increasingly important topic in recent years. Since regenerative energy sources, such as photovoltaics or wind energy, often supply energy intermittently, appropriate storage systems must be available. This applies to large installations for the power supply of society, but also in the context of autarkic sensors, such as those used in the Internet of Things or domestic/industrial automation. A combination of micro-energy converters and energy storage devices is an adequate concept for providing energy for such applications. In this thesis the above mentioned keywords are addressed and the feasibility of printed thermoelectric energy converters and supercapacitors as energy storage devices are investigated. The efficiency of thermoelectric generators (TEG) is low, but in industrial environments, for example, a large amount of unused low temperature heat energy can be found. If the production costs of TEGs are low, conversion of this unused heat energy can contribute to increasing system efficiency. Additionally, printing of supercapacitor energy storage devices increases the usability of the TEG. It is appropriate to use both components as complementary parts in an energy system. Den tekniska tillämpningen av skärm- och stencilutskrift har varit toppmoderna i årtionden. Som en del av den subtraktiva produktionsprocessen av tryckta kretskort spelar exempelvis skärm- och stencilutskrift en viktig roll. I slutet av 1900-talet har ett annat fält öppnat med organisk elektronik. Sedan dess har allt fler funktionella lager producerats med hjälp av tryckmetoder. Tryckta elektronikanordningar erbjuder egenskaper som ger nästan all frihet till kreativiteten i produktutvecklingen. Flexibilitet, låg vikt, användning av giftfria material, enkelt bortskaffande och ett enormt antal enheter på grund av produktionsprocessen är några av de framträdande nyckelord som hör till detta område. Skärmtryck är en allmänt använd process i tryckt elektronik, eftersom processen är mycket flexibel med avseende på material som kan användas. Dessutom är en minsta upplösning på cirka 30 µm tillräckligt bra. Bläckfilmens tjocklek, som kan styras över ett brett område, är en extremt viktig fördel med processen. Beroende på viskositeten kan skikttjockleken på flera hundra nanometer upp till flera hundra mikrometer realiseras. Energikonvertering och lagring har blivit ett allt viktigare ämne de senaste åren. Eftersom regenerativa energikällor, såsom fotovoltaik eller vindkraft, ofta levererar energi intermittent, måste lämpliga lagringssystem vara tillgängliga. Detta gäller stora installationer för samhällets strömförsörjning, men också inom ramen för autarkiska sensorer, som de som används i saker av saker eller inhemsk / industriell automation. En kombination av mikroenergiomvandlare och energilagringsenheter är ett lämpligt koncept för att tillhandahålla energi för sådana applikationer. I denna avhandling behandlas ovan nämnda nyckelord. Genomförbarhet av tryckta termoelektriska energiomvandlare och superkapacitorer som energilagringsenheter undersöks. Effektiviteten hos termoelektriska generatorer (TEG) är låg, men i industriella miljöer kan exempelvis en stor mängd oanvänd låg temperatur värmeenergi hittas. Om produktionskostnaderna för TEG är låga kan konvertering av denna oanvända värmeenergi bidra till ökad systemeffektivitet. Dessutom ökar utskrift av superkapacitorer användbarheten hos TEG. Det är lämpligt att använda båda komponenterna.

Nanomaterials in Energy Devices

The energy storage system is classified based on the energy storage method, e.g., electrical, mechanical, chemical, electrochemical, thermal, and biological. In order to synthesize an effective energy storage device, various materials ...

Nanomaterials in Energy Devices

This book provides up-to-date information on the application of nano-sized materials in energy devices. A brief overview on the properties of nano-sized materials introduces the readers to the basics of the application of such materials in energy devices. Among the energy devices covered include third generation solar cells, fuel cells, batteries, and supercapacitors. The book places emphasis on the optical, electrical, morphological, surface, and spectroscopic properties of the materials. It contains both experimental as well as theoretical aspects for different types of nano-sized materials, such as nanoparticles, nanowires, thin film, etc.

Fundamentals and Properties of Multifunctional Nanomaterials

The enhanced HER properties obtained from the electrochemical studies unveils the efficient catalytic activity of MoS2 -based nanostructures that can further lead to improved applications in energy-related devices.

Fundamentals and Properties of Multifunctional Nanomaterials

Fundamentals and Properties of Multifunctional Nanomaterials outlines the properties of highly intricate nanosystems, including liquid crystalline nanomaterials, magnetic nanosystems, ferroelectrics, nanomultiferroics, plasmonic nanosystems, carbon-based nanomaterials, 1D and 2D nanomaterials, and bio-nanomaterials. This book reveals the electromagnetic interference shielding properties of nanocomposites. The fundamental attributes of the nanosystems leading to the multifunctional applications in diverse areas are further explored throughout this book. This book is a valuable reference source for researchers in materials science and engineering, as well as in related disciplines, such as chemistry and physics. Explains the concepts and fundamental applications of a variety of multifunctional nanomaterials; Introduces fundamental principles in the fields of magnetism and multiferroics; Addresses ferromagnetics, multiferroics, and carbon nanomaterials.

Handbook of Supercapacitor Materials

Energy density and power density of electrical energy storage devices. In: Electrochemical Supercapacitors: Scientific Fundamentals and Technological Applications (ed. B.E. Conway). New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publisher Solid ...

Handbook of Supercapacitor Materials

Discover foundational and cutting-edge concepts in the supercapacitor materials industry Dramatic population growth and the development of lightweight portable electronic devices have accelerated the demand for faster and more sustainable energy storage systems. Supercapacitors promise to revolutionize the field due to their high energy and power density, long cycle life, fast rate of charge-discharge, and excellent safety record. In Handbook of Supercapacitor Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications, a distinguished team of researchers delivers a comprehensive review of nature-inspired, organic, inorganic, and polymeric materials used in supercapacitor technology. The book explores aspects of synthesis methods, properties, foundational concepts, and the mechanisms of supercapacitor electrode materials. The distinguished editors also provide resources that focus on supercapacitor performance utilizing electrical double layer electrodes and pseudocapacitor electrodes. State-of-the-art research is discussed in detail and will be extraordinary useful for graduate students, faculty, engineers, and scientists in solid-state chemistry, energy science, and materials science departments. Readers will also find: Overviews of mussel-inspired materials for electrochemical supercapacitors, bio-inspired active materials for supercapacitors, and self-healing supercapacitors Practical discussions of polysaccharide-derived materials for supercapacitors, bio-derived carbon-based materials for supercapacitors, and metal oxides A thorough introduction to metal chalcogenides and metal hydroxides for supercapacitors An examination of template strategy direction towards conducting polymer for supercapacitors A treatment of the morphology paradigm of conducting polymers Perfect for materials scientists, electrochemists, engineers in power technology, Handbook of Supercapacitor Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications is also a must-have resource for professionals working in the electrotechnical and automobile industries.

Nanostructures and Nanomaterials for Batteries

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Nanostructures and Nanomaterials for Batteries

This book discusses the roles of nanostructures and nanomaterials in the development of battery materials for state-of-the-art electrochemical energy storage systems, and provides detailed insights into the fundamentals of why batteries need nanostructures and nanomaterials. It explores the advantages offered by nanostructure electrode materials, the challenges of using nanostructured materials in batteries, as well as the rational design of nanostructures and nanomaterials to achieve optimal battery performance. Further, it closely examines the latest advances in the application of nanostructures and nanomaterials for future rechargeable batteries, including high-energy and high-power lithium ion batteries, lithium metal batteries (Li-O2, Li-S, Li-Se, etc.), all-solid-state batteries, and other metal batteries (Na, Mg, Al, etc.). It is a valuable reference resource for readers interested in or involved in research on energy storage, energy materials, electrochemistry and nanotechnology.