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Authors: Xia, Jiabing
Eigenberger, Gerhart
Strathmann, Heinrich
Nieken, Ulrich
Title: Acid-base flow battery, based on reverse electrodialysis with bi-polar membranes : stack experiments
Issue Date: 2020 Zeitschriftenartikel 14 Processes 8 (2020), No. 99
ISSN: 2227-9717
Abstract: Neutralization of acid and base to produce electricity in the process of reverse electrodialysis with bipolar membranes (REDBP) presents an interesting but until now fairly overlooked flow battery concept. Previously, we presented single-cell experiments, which explain the principle and discuss the potential of this process. In this contribution, we discuss experiments with REDBP stacks at lab scale, consisting of 5 to 20 repeating cell units. They demonstrate that the single-cell results can be extrapolated to respective stacks, although additional losses have to be considered. As in other flow battery stacks, losses by shunt currents through the parallel electrolyte feed/exit lines increases with the number of connected cell units, whereas the relative importance of electrode losses decreases with increasing cell number. Experimental results are presented with 1 mole L^-1 acid (HCl) and base (NaOH) for open circuit as well as for charge and discharge with up to 18 mA/cm2 current density. Measures to further increase the effciency of this novel flow battery concept are discussed.
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