Redox Flow Batteries for Large-Scale and Long-Duration Energy Storage Applications

A special issue of Batteries (ISSN 2313-0105). This special issue belongs to the section "Battery Modelling, Simulation, Management and Application".

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School of Electrical Engineering and Automation Institute, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
Interests: hydrogen energy technology; electrochemical energy storage
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Section of Chemistry for Technology, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padua, Via Marzolo 9, 35131 Padova, Italy
Interests: development and study of electrolyte; electrode and electrocatalyst materials for application in the electrochemical energy storage and conversion field; primary and secondary batteries (Li-ion and beyond); redox flow batteries; polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells; electrolyzers

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Section of Chemistry for Technology, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padua, Via Marzolo 9, 35131 Padova, Italy
Interests: electrolyte and electrode materials for energy conversion and storage devices; anion-exchange membrane fuel cells (AEMFCs); proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs); high-temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cells (HT-PEMFCs); direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs); PEM electrolyzers and redox flow batteries (RFBs); polymer electrolytes and electrode materials for secondary lithium and magnesium batteries (beyond Li batteries); study of the electric response of ion-conducting; electric and dielectric materials by Broadband Electrical Spectroscopy (BES)
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, renewable energy is gradually changing from auxiliary energy to dominant energy. The establishment of a new power system with "new energy + energy storage" as the main body has put forward new requirements for high-power, large-capacity, and long-term energy storage technology. Redox flow batteries as the novel and intrinsically safe energy storage technology has the characteristics of long charge and discharge cycle life, recyclable electrolyte, good life cycle economy and environmental friendliness, which has received widespread attention from academia and industry.

In response to the major demand for high-security, large-scale stationary electrochemical energy storage technology such as new power systems, it is necessary to increase the research and development of key technologies for new generation flow batteries in the future, break through the key scientific and technical challenges in new technologies, and solve the problems of aqueous flow batteries. Flow battery technology faces problems such as scale, cost, and lifespan, so as to achieve the orderly and healthy development of the entire flow battery industry chain and provide technical support for the energy revolution and energy structure adjustment.

This Special Issues focuses on technologies of redox flow batteries, such as novel ion exchange membranes, modified carbon fiber electrodes, and newly designed electrolytes (aqueous/non-aqueous/organic).

The topics of interest related to redox flow batteries include, but are not limited to:

  • Ion exchange membranes or porous separators with high ionic selectivity;
  • New electrolyte system to realize high energy density;
  • Modified carbon fiber electrodes for high kinetics during redox reactions;
  • Design and optimization of flow fields and channels;
  • Modelling and simulation study;
  • Online testing (e.g., electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, incremental capacity);
  • Power electronics for the high quality output;
  • Battery Management System;
  • Design of redox flow battery systems for microgrids;
  • Technical and economic assessments;
  • Life prediction and fault diagnosis.

Dr. Chuanyu Sun
Dr. Pagot Gioele
Prof. Dr. Vito Di Noto
Guest Editors

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