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Metal-air is a promising battery system that uses inexpensive metals for its negative electrode while unlimited, free and non-toxic oxygen is used for its positive electrode, however, only primary systems have been commercialized so far. Electrochemical Power Sources: Fundamentals, Systems and Applications – Metal–Air Batteries: Present and Perspectives offers a comprehensive understanding of metal-air batteries as well as the solutions to the issues for overcoming the related difficulties of the secondary (rechargeable) system. Although metal-air batteries are widely studied as low-cost high-energy systems, their commercialization is limited to primary ones due to currently limited cycle life and insufficient reliability. For realization of the secondary systems, this book offers comprehensive understanding of metal-air batteries, including the details of both electrodes, electrolyte, cell/system, modelling and applications.
Electrochemical Power Sources: Fundamentals, Systems and Applications – Metal–Air Batteries: Present and Perspectives provides researchers, instructors, and students in electrochemistry, material science and environmental science; industry workers in cell manufacturing; and government officials in energy, environmental, power supply, and transportation with a valuable resource covering the most important topics of metal-air batteries and their uses.
- Outlines the general characteristics of metal-air compared with conventional batteries
- Offers a comprehensive understanding of various metal-air, featuring zinc, and lithium
- Contains comparisons and issues among various metal-air batteries and research efforts to solve them
- Includes applications and market prospects
Researchers, instructors, and students in electrochemistry, material science and environmental science; cell manufacturers; government officials in energy, environmental, power supply, and transportation
1. Introduction – General features of Metal–Air Batteries
2. Components for Metal–Air Batteries
3. Primary Zinc–Air Batteries
4. Alternative Chemistries in Metal–Air Batteries
5. Secondary Zinc–Air Batteries - Electrically Rechargeable
6. Secondary Zinc–Air Batteries - Mechanically Rechargeable
7. Secondary Lithium–Air Batteries
8. Alternative Chemistries in Secondary Metal–Air Batteries
9. Model and Simulation
10. Applications and Markets
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- © Elsevier 2020
- 1st June 2020
- Paperback ISBN:
30 years’ experience in battery including metal-air as well as solid oxide fuel cells and battery analysis using synchrotron beamlines
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Japan
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Garche has more than 40 years of experience in battery and fuel cell research & development. In his academic career the focus was on material research. Thereafter, he worked on and directed cell and system development of conventional (LAB, NiCd, NiMH) and advanced (Li-Ion, NaNiCl2, Redox-Flow) batteries. His experience includes also fuel cells (mainly low temperature FCs) and supercaps. He established the battery & FC division of the ZSW in Ulm (Germany), an industry related R&D institute with about 100 scientists and technicians. His interest in battery safety goes back to the work with the very large battery safety testing center of the ZSW. In 2004 he founded the FC&Battery consulting office FCBAT; furthermore he is a senior professor at Ulm University.
Fuel Cell and Battery Consulting, Ulm, Germany
More than 15 years’ experience in material R&D for fuel cells, electrolyzers and metal-air batteries particularly zinc-based
CIDETEC Energy Storage, Gipuzcoa, Spain