Special Issue "Materials for Residential Electrochemical Energy Storage Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: oxygen reduction catalysts; gas diffusion electrodes; manganese-based intercalation materials; deep-eutectic solvent-based electrolytes; high-temperature co-electrolysis
Demand for electrochemical storage and conversion devices for transportation, residential applications, powered tools, and consumer electronics has been strongly stimulated by the inexorable growth of the Earth´s population and number of applications as well as the depletion of fossil fuel reserves. Even though the Li-ion battery is considered to be the “universal battery” and lithium and cobalt are not mentioned on the European list of critical raw materials, it is obvious that no technology alone will be able to satisfy the exigent market and customer expectations. In that context, the design of future electrochemical storage and conversion systems should consider numerous criteria, such as the energy efficency, long-term stability, raw material scarcity, cell chemistry, safety, and recycling potential.
Especially in the field of decentral solar energy economy, high cycling stability, affordability, and safety aspects of the storage system are of great importance. In that context, this Special Issue welcomes any original or review contribution related to the use of advanced materials for established (Pb-acid, NiMH, Li-LFP and Na/NiCl2) as well as emergent (metal/air, metal-ion, redox-flow) batteries for residential applications.
Dr. Jean François Drillet
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- batteries for residential systems
- long-term stability
- low catalyst loading
- non-critical material
- recycling ability