Redox Flow Lithium Batteries


Redox Flow Lithium Batteries

Feng Pan, Yun Guang Zhu and Qing Wang

The penetration of battery technologies has been expanding from portable electronics to electric vehicles and power grids. The increasing demand for energy storage in new areas drives the development of battery technologies with longer lifetime, better safety and lower cost. Redox flow batteries as a distinct energy storage system from those with enclosed configurations, present decoupled energy storage and power generation and have been taken as an important candidate for large-scale stationary energy storage. In this chapter, the development of redox flow batteries is briefly reviewed and the issues confronted by the conventional flow batteries are analyzed. As an implementable solution, redox flow lithium batteries based on redox targeting reactions between redox mediators and battery materials are introduced. Its working principle, research progress and future development are discussed in detail.

Redox Flow Battery, Redox Targeting, Energy Density, Redox Flow Lithium Battery

Published online 3/16/2017, 22 pages
Copyright © 2016 by the author(s)
Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: Feng Pan, Yun Guang Zhu and Qing Wang, ‘Redox Flow Lithium Batteries’, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 12, pp 185-206, 2017


The article was published as article 8 of the book Recent Advances in Energy Storage Materials and Devices

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