Electrochemical Energy StorageFree
About this course
This course describes the need for renewable energy storage, as well as concepts and technologies used for storing energy from different sources. The course also highlights the technical and other considerations that guide energy storage options and sizes of grid connected and off-grid systems.Topics include:Energy storage technologies: Electrochemical storage systems (Lead-acid battery, lithium-ion battery, liquid metal battery, nickel-based battery, flow batteries). Mechanical storage systems (Pumped hydro storage system, flywheel storage system, compressed air storage). Thermal storage systems (Hot water storage, molten salt storage, latent heat storage). Electrical storage systems (Supercapacitors, superconducting magnetic energy storage). Hydrogen energy storage technology (Electrolysis with cryogenic storage). Membrane technologies for the storage as methane of energy generated by wind power and other renewable sources. Introduction tothe ProGeo system for storing electrical energy as methane chemical energy: an overview – Generating and storing energy in the ProGeo system – Research and development of model plants.
Introduction - Membrane applications in solar hydrogen production - Solar water electrolysis - Thermochemical water-splitting cycles - Solar membrane steam reforming. Membrane technologies for solar-hydrogen production. Membranes for biofuels production & processing. Membrane processes for biofuel separation, Membrane materials and fabrication, Membrane operations for gas and vapour separation. Membrane reactors for biofuels treatment. Membrane bioreactors Ceramic membrane preparation and applications.
Graduate students with training in electrochemical science and technology find ready career opportunities with international relevance in such industrial sectors as utilities, transportation, aerospace, automobile, aviation, chemical, petrochemical, oil and gas,metallurgical, pulp and paper, pharmaceutical, natural resources, environmental protection, new products development, etc., as Industry R&D scientist, industrial management, founder of startup company, industrial consultant, government specialist. PhD degree in nanotechnology prepares students for careers in the academia, industrial R&D, government and regulatory laboratories.