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Title: Gravity induced flow cell

Abstract

The flow cell includes first and second reservoirs having a selected volume containing a flowable redox electrode. A membrane separates charged and discharged material. An energy-extraction region includes electronically conductive porous current collectors through or adjacent to which the flowable redox electrodes flow and to which charge transfer occurs. Structure is provided for altering orientation of the flow cell whereby gravity induces flow of the flowable redox electrode between the first and second reservoirs to deliver power. By varying the angle of the cell, flow rate and power delivered on discharge or the charge rate on charge may be varied.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1525044
Patent Number(s):
10230124
Application Number:
14/557,924
Assignee:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01M - PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; AR0000065
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014-12-02
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Hopkins, Brandon James, Slocum, Alexander H., Chen, Xinwei, Chiang, Yet-Ming, Fan, Frank Yongzhen, Helal, Ahmed, Li, Zheng, Smith, Kyle C., and Carter, W. Craig. Gravity induced flow cell. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Hopkins, Brandon James, Slocum, Alexander H., Chen, Xinwei, Chiang, Yet-Ming, Fan, Frank Yongzhen, Helal, Ahmed, Li, Zheng, Smith, Kyle C., & Carter, W. Craig. Gravity induced flow cell. United States.
Hopkins, Brandon James, Slocum, Alexander H., Chen, Xinwei, Chiang, Yet-Ming, Fan, Frank Yongzhen, Helal, Ahmed, Li, Zheng, Smith, Kyle C., and Carter, W. Craig. Tue . "Gravity induced flow cell". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1525044.
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title = {Gravity induced flow cell},
author = {Hopkins, Brandon James and Slocum, Alexander H. and Chen, Xinwei and Chiang, Yet-Ming and Fan, Frank Yongzhen and Helal, Ahmed and Li, Zheng and Smith, Kyle C. and Carter, W. Craig},
abstractNote = {The flow cell includes first and second reservoirs having a selected volume containing a flowable redox electrode. A membrane separates charged and discharged material. An energy-extraction region includes electronically conductive porous current collectors through or adjacent to which the flowable redox electrodes flow and to which charge transfer occurs. Structure is provided for altering orientation of the flow cell whereby gravity induces flow of the flowable redox electrode between the first and second reservoirs to deliver power. By varying the angle of the cell, flow rate and power delivered on discharge or the charge rate on charge may be varied.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {3}
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