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Special Issue "Beyond the Lithium-Ion Battery Storage Technology"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Chemical Engineering and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2021) | Viewed by 1318

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Daniel-Ioan Stroe
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Guest Editor
Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstræde 111, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
Interests: energy storage; lithium-ion batteries; battery performance and lifetime testing; accelerated aging; battery performance-degradation modeling; state-of-charge estimation; state-of-health estimation; remaining useful lifetime prediction; aging mechanisms; power and energy management strategies; lithium-ion capacitors; hybrid renewable energy systems
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Dr. Václav Knap
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Chief Guest Editor
GomSpace A/S, 9220 Aalborg East, Denmark;
Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
Interests: Lithium-ion and Lithium-Sulfur batteries; lifetime testing and modelling; state estimation; battery management systems; energy storage applications for power grid and nano-satellites
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are currently the most widespread battery technology on the market in relation to consumer electronics, electric vehicles, and household/grid-connected energy storage systems. However, their capital cost is still significant, possibilities of their energy density improvement is limited, and they create a certain environmental impact. These challenges can be addressed by looking into second life use, which shall improve the cost and their footprint per stored kWh. Alternatively, different materials and technologies can be used to enhance the energy storage characteristics. Battery chemistries such as Lithium-Sulfur or Sodium-Sulfur seem very promising in terms of improving energy density and of reducing the environmental impact. For very high power applications, new technologies such as Lithium-ion capacitors can significantly improve the performance of traditional Lithium-ion batteries. Thus, we would like to encourage you to submit to this Special Issue, entitled “Beyond the Lithium-Ion Battery Storage Technology,” manuscripts focusing on the following topics:

  • Second life battery use
  • Lithium-Sulfur batteries
  • Sodium-Sulfur batteries
  • Lithium-ion capacitors
  • Novel energy storage technologies, beyond Li-ion batteries

The scope includes their material development, testing, modelling, applications and economy.

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Dr. Václav Knap
Prof. Daniel-Ioan Stroe
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Keywords

  • Lithium-Sulfur batteries
  • Sodium-Sulfur batteries
  • Lithium-ion capacitors
  • Second-life batteries

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Investigation on Cycling and Calendar Aging Processes of 3.4 Ah Lithium-Sulfur Pouch Cells
Sustainability 2021, 13(16), 9473; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169473 - 23 Aug 2021
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Abstract
Much attention has been paid to rechargeable lithium-sulfur batteries (Li–SBs) due to their high theoretical specific capacity, high theoretical energy density, and affordable cost. However, their rapid c fading capacity has been one of the key defects in their commercialization. It is believed [...] Read more.
Much attention has been paid to rechargeable lithium-sulfur batteries (Li–SBs) due to their high theoretical specific capacity, high theoretical energy density, and affordable cost. However, their rapid c fading capacity has been one of the key defects in their commercialization. It is believed that sulfuric cathode degradation is driven mainly by passivation of the cathode surface by Li2S at discharge, polysulfide shuttle (reducing the amount of active sulfur at the cathode, passivation of anode surface), and volume changes in the sulfuric cathode. These degradation mechanisms are significant during cycling, and the polysulfide shuttle is strongly present during storage at a high state-of-charge (SOC). Thus, storage at 50% SOC is used to evaluate the effect of the remaining degradation processes on the cell’s performance. In this work, unlike most of the other previous observations that were performed at small-scale cells (coin cells), 3.4 Ah pouch Li–SBs were tested using cycling and calendar aging protocols, and their performance indicators were analyzed. As expected, the fade capacity of the cycling aging cells was greater than that of the calendar aging cells. Additionally, the measurements for the calendar aging cells indicate that, contrary to the expectation of stopping the solubility of long-chain polysulfides and not attending the shuttle effect, these phenomena occur continuously under open-circuit conditions. Full article
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