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Title: Developments in redox flow batteries
Author: Tangirala, Ravichandra
ISNI:       0000 0004 2708 2480
Awarding Body: University of Southampton
Current Institution: University of Southampton
Date of Award: 2011
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This thesis describes the investigation of the electrochemistry principles, technology, construction and composition of the electrode materials, electrolyte and additives used in redox flow batteries. The aim was to study a flow battery system with an appreciable working performance. The study explores and compares mainly three different redox flow battery technologies; all-vanadium, soluble lead-acid and a novel copper-lead dioxide flow batteries. The first system is based in sulfuric acid electrolyte environment whilst the other two are in methanesulfonic acid. Various cell parameters such as cell voltage, individual electrode potentials, flow rate and efficiencies (in particular voltage, charge and energy) have been utilized to compare. Further research in other redox couples and comparative study towards the design, construction and electrochemistry, along with the performance of these three batteries in relation to other electrochemical energy storage technologies available was also discussed. These technological studies are of particular interest for applications in the renewable energy storage (offshore and onshore) and sustainable energy research (grid integration and micro generation).
Supervisor: Ponce De Leon Albarran, Carlos Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: T Technology (General)