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Redox - Flow Batteries

Sajjad Haider

King Saud University


Adnan Haider

Kohat University of Science and Technology


Carbon Paper Hybrid System Renewable Energy Sources Bioenergy Storage Flow Field Architecture Novel Cell Design Electrospinning Functionalized Membrane Ceramic Membrane Electrolyte Membrane Organometallic Compound Organic Electrochemistry

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Flow batteries, known as redox (reduction-oxidation) batteries (RFB), consist of two electrolytes, separated by ion or proton exchange membrane. The electrolyte flows through a power reactor (cell) where chemical energy is converted to electric energy. RFBs due to due to their flexible design, high safety, high energy efficiency, and environmental friendliness have received increased attention in large-scale energy storage, as energy is a global issue and more focused nowadays. A verity of materials are used to develop RFBs and test their feasibility and advantages. Further, integration of renewable energy sources into the electricity grids has further accelerated the development of cost effective and efficient RFBs.

This book aims to provide a detailed introduction to the past, present and future of the RFBs, electrochemical processes, the role of ceramic and polymer membranes and the porosity of the materials used. The book's goal is to give readers (both beginner experts in the field) a complete understanding of the flow batteries from basic to development and then to their commercial applications.

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Date completed: June 30th 2020

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Sajjad Haider

King Saud University

Dr. Haider is an associate professor at the Chemical Engineering Department, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia since May 2009. He is teaching to graduate and MS students. His research work focuses on the development of carbon nanotubes, metal nanoparticles, synthesis of biopolymer composites, preparation of polymer hydrogel actuators, and electrospun nanofibers for biomedical and environmental applications. The research of Dr. Haider is taken well by the research community. His articles appeared on the list of the highly cited and download articles in the most prominent journals. The current citations of Dr. Haider are 2544 with h index 23 and i Index 36. (March 9th, 2020), Google scholar). Dr. Haider has developed a fully operational nanotechnology research Lab in the department acquiring funds from the National Plan for Science and Technology by submitting quality scientific proposals. These proposals resulted in excellent quality papers and patents and the final reports were highly rated by AAAs.

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