Industrial Applications of Batteries

1st Edition

From Cars to Aerospace and Energy Storage

Editors: Michel Broussely Gianfranco Pistoia
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444521606
eBook ISBN: 9780080471273
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 13th February 2007
Page Count: 792
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Industrial Applications of Batteries looks at both the applications and the batteries and covers the relevant scientific and technological features. Presenting large batteries for stationary applications, e.g. energy storage, and also batteries for hybrid vehicles or different tools. The important aerospace field is covered both in connection with satellites and space missions. Examples of applications include, telecommunications, uninterruptible power supplies, systems for safety/alarms, car accessories, toll collection, asset tracking systems, medical equipment, and oil drilling. The first chapter on applications deals with electric and hybrid vehicles. Four chapters are devoted to stationary applications, i.e. energy storage (from the electric grid or solar/wind energy), load levelling, telecommunications, uninterruptible power supplies, back-up for safety/alarms. Battery management by intelligent systems and prediction of battery life are dealt with in a dedicated chapter. The topic of used battery collection and recycling, with the description of specific treatments for the different systems, is also extensively treated in view of its environmental relevance. Finally, the world market of these batteries is presented, with detailed figures for the various applications.

Key Features

  • Updated and full overview of the power sources for industries
  • Written by leading scientists in their fields
  • Well balanced in terms of scientific and technical information


For scientists working in academic or industry. Also accessible to technical people due to the large content of technological information

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Nonaqueous Batteries Used in Industrial Applications (G. Pistoia).
1.1. Introduction

1.2. Primary Lithium Batteries
1.3. Rechargeable Batteries

Chapter 2. Aqueous Batteries Used in Industrial Applications (G. Pistoia).
2.1. Introduction

2.2. Lead/Acid Batteries

2.3. Nickel/Cadmium Batteries

2.4. Nickel/Metal Hydride Batteries

2.5. Nickel/Hydrogen Batteries

2.6. Nickel/Iron Batteries

2.7. Nickel/Zinc Batteries

2.8. Zinc/Air Batteries

2.9. Silver/Zinc Batteries

2.10.Zinc/Bromine Batteries

2.11.Vanadium Redox-Flow Batteries
2.12.Alkaline Primary Batteries

2.13.Basic Parameters of Aqueous Secondary Batteries

Chapter 3. Characterization of Batteries by Electrochemical and Non-Electrochemical Techniques (D. Aurbach).
3.1. Introduction

3.2. Categories of Battery Materials

3.3. Stages and Levels in Battery Characterization
3.4. A Brief Summary of Available Techniques Related to the Characterization of Batteries
3.5. Typical Studies of Electrolyte Solutions and Solid Electrolytes

3.6. Typical Studies of Electrodes and Electrode Materials

3.7. Measurements of Complicated Batteries
3.8. Theoretical Aspects of Battery Characterization
3.9. Concluding Remarks

Chapter 4. Traction Batteries. EV and HEV (M. Broussely).
4.1. Introduction

4.2. The Different Types of Electric Vehicles
4.3. Battery Technology for Traction

4.4. Conclusion


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About the Editor

Michel Broussely

Affiliations and Expertise

SAFT, Speciality Battery Group, Poitiers, France

Gianfranco Pistoia

Affiliations and Expertise

formerly Research Director, National Research Council, Rome, Italy