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Title: A General, Analytical Model for Flow Battery Costing and Design

Abstract

We expound a versatile analytical model to characterize redox flow batteries (RFBs) from the cell to stack scales. It is validated against measurements of our own RFB, zinc-ferricyanide, as well as against those from the literature of competitive RFBs. We also put forth a heuristic framework for optimization of capital cost and design parameters, as well as consequent findings: that modeling enables even-handed comparison of even pre-commercial RFB concepts, with zinc/ferricyanide as the most cost-effective candidate so far; and that overpotential characteristics and engineering strategies are highly RFB dependent, but readily probed by a robust model.

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Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
OSTI Identifier:
1460918
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1510083
Grant/Contract Number:  
AR0000346
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Journal of the Electrochemical Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of the Electrochemical Society Journal Volume: 165 Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 0013-4651
Publisher:
The Electrochemical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; Cost modeling; Energy storage; Flow battery

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Ma, Rose X., Setzler, Brian P., Gong, Ke, Gu, Shuang, and Yan, Yushan. A General, Analytical Model for Flow Battery Costing and Design. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1149/2.1201809jes.
Ma, Rose X., Setzler, Brian P., Gong, Ke, Gu, Shuang, & Yan, Yushan. A General, Analytical Model for Flow Battery Costing and Design. United States. doi:10.1149/2.1201809jes.
Ma, Rose X., Setzler, Brian P., Gong, Ke, Gu, Shuang, and Yan, Yushan. Wed . "A General, Analytical Model for Flow Battery Costing and Design". United States. doi:10.1149/2.1201809jes.
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abstractNote = {We expound a versatile analytical model to characterize redox flow batteries (RFBs) from the cell to stack scales. It is validated against measurements of our own RFB, zinc-ferricyanide, as well as against those from the literature of competitive RFBs. We also put forth a heuristic framework for optimization of capital cost and design parameters, as well as consequent findings: that modeling enables even-handed comparison of even pre-commercial RFB concepts, with zinc/ferricyanide as the most cost-effective candidate so far; and that overpotential characteristics and engineering strategies are highly RFB dependent, but readily probed by a robust model.},
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journal = {Journal of the Electrochemical Society},
number = 10,
volume = 165,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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