About the book
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.