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.
- Updated and full overview of the power sources for industries
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For scientists working in academic or industry. Also accessible to technical people due to the large content of technological information
Chapter 1. Nonaqueous Batteries Used in Industrial Applications (G. Pistoia).
1.2. Primary Lithium Batteries
1.3. Rechargeable Batteries
Chapter 2. Aqueous Batteries Used in Industrial Applications (G. Pistoia).
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
2.11.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).
3.2. 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).
4.2. The Different Types of Electric Vehicles
4.3. Battery Technology for Traction
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formerly Research Director, National Research Council, Rome, Italy