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Title: Quinone and hydroquinone based flow battery

Abstract

The invention provides an electrochemical cell based on a new chemistry for a flow battery for large scale, e.g., gridscale, electrical energy storage. Electrical energy is stored chemically in quinone molecules having multiple oxidation states, e.g., three or more. During charging of the battery, the quinone molecules at one electrode are oxidized by emitting electrons and protons, and the quinone molecules at the other electrode are reduced by accepting electrons and protons. These reactions are reversed to deliver electrical energy. The invention also provides additional high and low potential quinones that are useful in rechargeable batteries.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
OSTI Identifier:
1771668
Patent Number(s):
10847829
Application Number:
15/025,040
Assignee:
President and Fellows of Harvard College (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
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B29 - WORKING OF PLASTICS B29C - SHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000348
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 09/26/2014
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Huskinson, Brian, Marshak, Michael, Aziz, Michael J., Gordon, Roy G., Aspuru-Guzik, Alan, Er, Suleyman, Suh, Changwon, Tong, Liuchuan, and Lin, Kaixiang. Quinone and hydroquinone based flow battery. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Huskinson, Brian, Marshak, Michael, Aziz, Michael J., Gordon, Roy G., Aspuru-Guzik, Alan, Er, Suleyman, Suh, Changwon, Tong, Liuchuan, & Lin, Kaixiang. Quinone and hydroquinone based flow battery. United States.
Huskinson, Brian, Marshak, Michael, Aziz, Michael J., Gordon, Roy G., Aspuru-Guzik, Alan, Er, Suleyman, Suh, Changwon, Tong, Liuchuan, and Lin, Kaixiang. Tue . "Quinone and hydroquinone based flow battery". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1771668.
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abstractNote = {The invention provides an electrochemical cell based on a new chemistry for a flow battery for large scale, e.g., gridscale, electrical energy storage. Electrical energy is stored chemically in quinone molecules having multiple oxidation states, e.g., three or more. During charging of the battery, the quinone molecules at one electrode are oxidized by emitting electrons and protons, and the quinone molecules at the other electrode are reduced by accepting electrons and protons. These reactions are reversed to deliver electrical energy. The invention also provides additional high and low potential quinones that are useful in rechargeable batteries.},
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