A Review of Electrochemical Advances in Non-Aqueous Organic Redox Flow Batteries

A schematic of a redox flow battery is shown as a viable solution to green energy storage with discharging processes described.

Scientific Achievement

Advances in electrolytes for non-aqueous redox flow batteries and computational tools for their discovery and prediction are reviewed and explored.

Significance and Impact

Computational tools are powerful tools for the development of battery systems of the future; these are posed to make a significant contribution in the coming decade.

Research Details

  • Anode and cathode species dissolved in electrolyte solutions which have recently been developed are detailed.
  • Stability of these electrolytes and battery systems depends upon radical stability, supporting electrolyte composition, resistance to redox active species crossover, and other parameters.
  • Parameters influencing system properties can be discovered and modeled to better understand and optimize operating conditions.

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DOI: 10.1002/ijch.202000049

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