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Lead-Acid Batteries: Science and Technology

The book presents a comprehensive overview of the theory of the technological processes of lead-acid battery manufacture and their influence on battery performance parameters. It summarizes the current knowledge about the technology of lead-acid battery production and presents it in the form of an integral theory. This theory is supported by ample illustrative material and experimental data, thus allowing technologists and engineers to control the technological processes in battery plants and providing university lecturers with a toll for clear and in-depth presentation of the technology of lead-acid battery production in their courses. The relationship between the technological processes and the performance characteristics of the batteries is disclosed too.


Technologists and engineers in the battery industry, university lecturers and students as well as research scientists with interests in the field of electrochemistry and electrochemical power sources

Hardbound, 656 Pages

Published: June 2011

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-52882-7


  • "The text is very accessible, being just as easy to navigate to specific sections for required information as it is to read in sequence as a textbook. The figures and tables are clearly presented and the text is accompanied by a comprehensive list of references for anyone requiring further information or original sources. This book is an up to date resource for lead-acid batteries and should be an essential on the bookshelf of anyone, academic or industrialist, working in the field or with an interest in the chemistry."--Chemistry World


  • I. Fundamentals of lead-acid batteries 
    1. Invention and development of the lead-acid battery
    2. Fundamentals of lead-acid batteries
    II. Materials used for lead-acid battery manufacture
    3. H2SO4 electrolyte - an active material in the lead-acid cell
    4. Lead alloys and grids. Grid design principles
    5. Leady oxide 
    III. Processes during paste preparation and curing of the plates
    6. Pastes and grid pasting
    7. Additives to the pastes for positive and negative battery plates
    8. Curing of battery plates
    IV. Plate formation
    9. Soaking of cured plates before formation
    10. Formation of positive lead-acid battery plates
    11. Processes during formation of negative battery plates 
    12. Technology of formation
    V.  Battery storage and VRLA batteries 
    13. Processes after formation of the plates and during battery storage
    14. Methods to restore the water decomposed during charge and overcharge of lead-acid batteries: VRLA Batteries
    VI. Calculation of the active materials in a lead-acid cell
    15. Calculation of the materials to be used for lead-acid cell manufacture
    Subject index


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