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Title: Alkaline battery operational methodology

Methods of using specific operational charge and discharge parameters to extend the life of alkaline batteries are disclosed. The methods can be used with any commercial primary or secondary alkaline battery, as well as with newer alkaline battery designs, including batteries with flowing electrolyte. The methods include cycling batteries within a narrow operating voltage window, with minimum and maximum cut-off voltages that are set based on battery characteristics and environmental conditions. The narrow voltage window decreases available capacity but allows the batteries to be cycled for hundreds or thousands of times.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1295577
Report Number(s):
9,419,289
14/380,008
DOE Contract Number:
AR0000150
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Feb 21
Research Org:
Research Foundation of the City University of New York, New York, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE