Special Issue "Redox Flow Batteries for Large-Scale Energy Storage"
A special issue of Batteries (ISSN 2313-0105).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 October 2019
Renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power have shown great promise to relieve the dependence on fossil fuels, thereby achieving a low-carbon society. However, due to the intermittent nature of renewables, the power generated cannot provide stable and consistent power delivery. Thus, energy storage technologies, battery technologies in particular, are needed to address the challenges associated with modernizing the power grid. Amongst different battery technologies, flow batteries are regarded as the most promising candidates for large-scale energy storage systems, offering long hours of storage capacity.
This vision has driven intensive research into the development of flow battery technologies that combine performance and cost merits. In addition, the exploration of suitable battery management and control strategies is also key to enhancing the safety, reliability, and cost efficiency of the battery system. This Special Issue therefore seeks to synergize the state-of-the-art developments in flow batteries at both the cell and stack level, simulation, management and control. We cordially invite papers on technical developments, reviews, communications, and case studies that reflect the cutting-edge progress in this field.
Topics of interest of this special issue include, but are not limited to:
- Reaction mechanisms;
- Low cost membrane materials with excellent stability;
- Electrode and membrane modification;
- Electrolyte optimization and production;
- Cost analysis and field analytics;
- Methods for battery performance analysis and material characterization;
- Modeling, simulation, and optimization for both cell design and system integration;
- Battery management system.
Dr. Tuti Mariana Lim
Dr. Arjun Bhattarai
Dr. Zhongbao Wei
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Flow battery
- Electrolyte, membrane
- Electrode, stack cell
- Battery cost analysis
- Battery modeling
- Battery management system