Energy Storage [electronic resource] / by Robert A. Huggins.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 2010Description: XXVIII, 406 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781441910240Subject(s): Engineering | Chemistry | Electric engineering | Renewable energy sources | Engineering | Energy Technology | Electrochemistry | Signal, Image and Speech Processing | Renewable and Green EnergyAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 621.042 LOC classification: TK1001-1841Online resources: Click here to access online
General Concepts -- Thermal Energy Storage -- Reversible Chemical Reactions -- Energy Storage in Organic Fuels -- Mechanical Energy Storage -- Electromagnetic Energy Storage -- Hydrogen Storage -- to Electrochemical Energy Storage -- Principles Determining the Voltages and Capacities of Electrochemical Cells -- Binary Electrodes Under Equilibrium or Near-Equilibrium Conditions -- Ternary Electrodes Under Equilibrium or Near-Equilibrium Conditions -- Insertion Reaction Electrodes -- Electrode Reactions that Deviate from Complete Equilibrium -- Lead-Acid Batteries -- Negative Electrodes in Other Rechargeable Aqueous Systems -- Positive Electrodes in Other Aqueous Systems -- Negative Electrodes in Lithium Systems -- Positive Electrodes in Lithium Systems -- Primary, Nonrechargeable Batteries -- Energy Storage for Medium-to-Large Scale Applications -- A Look to the Future.
Energy Storage discusses the underlying fundamentals of all the major energy storage methods. These include the storage of energy as heat, in phase transitions and reversible chemical reactions, and in organic fuels and hydrogen, an important energy carrier. The principles involved in the storage of energy in mechanical, electrostatic and magnetic systems are also treated in some detail. Major attention is given to an up-to-date discussion of electrochemical storage systems in a way that does not require prior understanding of electrochemistry. This includes both traditional battery systems and recent developments, with special attention given to the very important, and rapidly evolving, lithium batteries. Energy Storage provides a comprehensive overview of the concepts, principles and practice of energy storage that will be useful to both students and researchers.