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Title: Apparatus and method for processing battery electrodes

Abstract

An apparatus for processing battery electrodes includes: a microwave applicator cavity with slots on opposite ends to allow a continuous sheet to move through the cavity in a first direction; a processing chamber constructed of microwave-transparent material, disposed within the applicator cavity and surrounding the continuous sheet, the processing chamber having slots to allow the continuous sheet to pass through it; a microwave power supply to deliver power to the applicator cavity; a source of heated gas providing a controlled gas flow through the processing chamber in a direction opposite the first direction; and, at least one non-contacting temperature measuring device positioned to measure a surface temperature at a selected location on the continuous sheet as it passes through the processing chamber. The apparatus is particularly suited for removing polar solvents from porous electrode coatings. A related method is also disclosed.

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Research Org.:
Lambda Technologies, Inc., Morrisville, NC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1576404
Patent Number(s):
10403880
Application Number:
15/330,272
Assignee:
Ahmad, Iftikhar, Raleigh, NC (United States)
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:  
EE0006869
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Sep 01
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Ahmad, Iftikhar, Cardin, Andrew, DeCamillis, Clayton R., Hampton, Michael L., Webb, Jr., James E., Zhang, Pu, Hicks, William O., and Aurora, Peter H. Apparatus and method for processing battery electrodes. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Ahmad, Iftikhar, Cardin, Andrew, DeCamillis, Clayton R., Hampton, Michael L., Webb, Jr., James E., Zhang, Pu, Hicks, William O., & Aurora, Peter H. Apparatus and method for processing battery electrodes. United States.
Ahmad, Iftikhar, Cardin, Andrew, DeCamillis, Clayton R., Hampton, Michael L., Webb, Jr., James E., Zhang, Pu, Hicks, William O., and Aurora, Peter H. Tue . "Apparatus and method for processing battery electrodes". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1576404.
@article{osti_1576404,
title = {Apparatus and method for processing battery electrodes},
author = {Ahmad, Iftikhar and Cardin, Andrew and DeCamillis, Clayton R. and Hampton, Michael L. and Webb, Jr., James E. and Zhang, Pu and Hicks, William O. and Aurora, Peter H.},
abstractNote = {An apparatus for processing battery electrodes includes: a microwave applicator cavity with slots on opposite ends to allow a continuous sheet to move through the cavity in a first direction; a processing chamber constructed of microwave-transparent material, disposed within the applicator cavity and surrounding the continuous sheet, the processing chamber having slots to allow the continuous sheet to pass through it; a microwave power supply to deliver power to the applicator cavity; a source of heated gas providing a controlled gas flow through the processing chamber in a direction opposite the first direction; and, at least one non-contacting temperature measuring device positioned to measure a surface temperature at a selected location on the continuous sheet as it passes through the processing chamber. The apparatus is particularly suited for removing polar solvents from porous electrode coatings. A related method is also disclosed.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}

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