Energy storage systems are necessary to meet the increasing energy demand. Flow batteries with their independence in power and energy, long cycle life, and low maintenance are attractive for energy storage applications. This project’s goals are to design and build a high power density Nickel-Zinc flow battery. Nickel and Zinc suspensions have energy densities of 162.35 (Wh/L) and 422.24 (Wh/L) respectively. The battery (cell) is composed of two multichannel plates and separators, with each plate having 10 channels. Two types of suspensions were prepared and injected into the plates’ channels and the cell was then tested by several charging and discharging cycles to obtain the performance characteristics of the battery.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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