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Issue 38, 2013
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Aqueous semi-solid flow cell: demonstration and analysis

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An aqueous Li-ion flow cell using suspension-based flow electrodes based on the LiTi2(PO4)3–LiFePO4 couple is demonstrated. Unlike conventional flow batteries, the semi-solid approach utilizes fluid electrodes that are electronically conductive. A model of simultaneous advection and electrochemical transport is developed and used to separate flow-induced losses from those due to underlying side reactions. The importance of plug flow to achieving high energy efficiency in flow batteries utilizing highly non-Newtonian flow electrodes is emphasized.

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12 Aug 2013
15 Aug 2013
First published
16 Aug 2013

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013,15, 15833-15839
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Aqueous semi-solid flow cell: demonstration and analysis

Z. Li, K. C. Smith, Y. Dong, N. Baram, F. Y. Fan, J. Xie, P. Limthongkul, W. C. Carter and Y. Chiang, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013, 15, 15833
DOI: 10.1039/C3CP53428F

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