Sustainable Electric Energy Storage

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode WMCH029-05
Vaknaam Sustainable Electric Energy Storage
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Sustainable Electric Energy Storage
Leerdoelen t the end of the course, the student is able to:
Explain the properties and function of different battery chemistries and evaluate their performance in relation to their application.

Design the required electrochemical experiments to assess the performance of a given battery (incl. materials chemistry and reaction mechanisms), and, interpret the data obtained.
Understand the strengths and limitations of different battery materials (chemistries), and propose developments required.
Investigate the literature for a specific battery type (one not discussed in the lectures), and distill and assess it's chemistry, properties, strengths and limitations, and possible applications.
Assess batteries in their broader scope, i.e. towards true sustainability and application.
Omschrijving The course will discuss the detailed function, performance and properties of batteries. We will start with general electrochemical concepts, and then go into depth for different types of batteries. Emphasis will be placed on what are the requirements for sustainable, rechargeable batteries and we will look into detail at the different materials (e.g. electrodes, electrolytes) involved. Strengths and limitations, and ongoing research and developments will be discussed, in relation to possible applications (e.g. solid state, redox flow). To put things into a broader perspective, we will also discuss other alternative energy storage solutions, look at the engineering aspects and discuss techno- and socio-economic aspects (e.g. costs, availability, recycling).
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Practisch werk (PRC), Werkcollege (T)
(Workload: Self study 36 hrs, Lecture 30 hrs, Tutorial 4 hrs, Assignment 60 hrs, Practical 10 hrs)
Toetsvorm Mondeling tentamen (OR), Opdracht (AST)
(Final exam: Oral exam 25%, Assignment 75%)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. M. Tromp
Docent(en) Prof. Dr. W.R. Browne ,prof. dr. M. Tromp
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Electrical Energy Storage - reader under development
Will be provided to the students during the course
Moniek Tromp
Handouts of lectures and/or notes, will be shared with the students. Moniek Tromp
Electrochemistry 2018 W. R. Browne 9780198790907
Entreevoorwaarden Preferably the students have followed Electrochemistry and Energy or Electrochemical Technology.
Opmerkingen Pass mark:
Oral form 25% of the grade, Poster and presentation 75%. A grade of 5.5 or higher should be obtained for EACH component. One or both assessments can be repeated.
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