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Title:
Electrochemically enabled sustainability : devices, materials, and mechanisms for energy conversion
Publication Information:
Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014
Physical Description:
xii, 491 page : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
ISBN:
9781466575431
Abstract:
"With Contributions from leading researchers in their fields, this book provides an overview of the most important electrochemical power sources in development today. Focusing on materials, design, and performance, the text presents the most recent and innovative technologies employed in battery and fuel cell technology. Topics include acid/alkaline batteries, microbial fuel cells, Li-Air, Li-Sulphur, flow batteries, lithium ion batteries, lead acid batteries, supercapacitors, photoelectrochemistry, and carbon dioxide electroreduction. The book discusses the advantages of these fuel cells over conventional power sources and their future applications"--provided by publisher

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Electrochemically Enabled Sustainability: Devices, Materials and Mechanisms for Energy Conversioncovers topics related to current research in electrochemical power sources, highlighting some of the latest concepts in electrochemical conversion for sustainability. The book examines the most recent and innovative technologies employed in battery and fuel cell technology. It introduces the fundamental concepts applied to these electrochemical power sources and provides in-depth discussion on the materials, design, and performance of these devices.

Written by internationally acclaimed experts, the chapters illustrate how key technologies for sustainability are enabled by electrochemical conversion. Topics include the reduction of carbon dioxide to resolve issues of carbon capture, energy storage, and generation of portable fuel; turning waste into energy using microbial fuel cells; the promise of vanadium redox flow batteries for massive energy storage; and improved performance of hybrid devices. The book addresses numerous aspects of lithium-type batteries for vehicle propulsion and energy storage, presenting a broad range of lithium batteries, and considering nano-structuring issues, layered-structure materials, and hierarchical structure.

This book provides timely coverage of critical issues in emerging and conventional technologies, presenting a wide range of electrochemical devices, related materials, and operation mechanisms. It stimulates an appreciation for the novelty of these electrochemical power sources and offers a projection of future integration of these devices in practice.

; and improved performance of hybrid devices. The book addresses numerous aspects of lithium-type batteries for vehicle propulsion and energy storage, presenting a broad range of lithium batteries, and considering nano-structuring issues, layered-structure materials, and hierarchical structure.

This book provides timely coverage of critical issues in emerging and conventional technologies, presenting a wide range of electrochemical devices, related materials, and operation mechanisms. It stimulates an appreciation for the novelty of these electrochemical power sources and offers a projection of future integration of these devices in practice.


Author Notes

Kwong-Yu Chan, Ph.D., joined the Department of Chemistry, University of Hong Kong in 1988 and was promoted to full professor in 2002. Professor Chan has fundamental and applied research activities in molecular simulation, fuel cells, materials, and electrochemical applications. He has published over 150 papers and is a top 1 percent cited scientist, according to ISI's Essential Science Indicators . Professor Chan has five inventions on the topics of fuel cells, ozone generation, and batteries.

Chi-Ying Vanessa Li, Ph.D. , joined the Department of Chemistry, University of Hong Kong, as a postdoctoral fellow in 2009. Dr. Li's current work focuses on electrochemistry and catalysis. Her research interests include anode materials on lithium batteries, flow batteries, and MOFs (metal-organic frameworks) for catalytic applications. She has published over 20 articles in various peer-reviewed journals.