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Title: Comparative analysis for various redox flow batteries chemistries using a cost performance model

A robust performance-based cost model is developed for all-vanadium, iron-vanadium and iron chromium redox flow batteries. Systems aspects such as shunt current losses, pumping losses and thermal management are accounted for. The objective function, set to minimize system cost, allows determination of stack design and operating parameters such as current density, flow rate and depth of discharge (DOD). Component costs obtained from vendors are used to calculate system costs for various time frames. A 2 kW stack data was used to estimate unit energy costs and compared with model estimates for the same size electrodes. The tool has been shared with the redox flow battery community to both validate their stack data and guide future direction.
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Journal Name: Journal of Power Sources, 293:388-399
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (US)
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United States
Redox flow; performance; stack components; electrolyte; inter-digitated flow