A high-performance all-iron non-aqueous redox flow battery

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
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2020-01-01
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en
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8
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Journal of Power Sources, Volume 445
Abstract
An all-iron non-aqueous redox flow battery (NARFB) based on iron acetylacetonate (Fe(acac)3) anolyte and N-(ferrocenylmethyl)-N,N-dimethyl -N-ethylammonium bis(trifluoromethane-sulfonyl)imide (Fc1N112-TFSI) catholyte with an open circuit voltage of 1.34 V is designed. Due to the high electrochemical activity of the active species, the resultant battery demonstrates fairly high cycling performance and rate capability with anion exchange membrane FAP-375-PP. The Coulombic efficiency (CE) of 98.7%, voltage efficiency (VE) of 84.5%, and energy efficiency (EE) of 83.4% are achieved over 100 cycles at the current density of 10 mA cm−2. VE and EE can be further enhanced by employing mixed-reactant electrolyte as both anolyte and catholyte, which are 89.2% and 85.2%, respectively. The underlying reasons for the capacity decay are discussed for future optimization.
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Electrochemical energy storage, Non-aqueous electrolyte, Organometallic materials, Redox flow battery
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Zhen, Y, Zhang, C, Yuan, J, Zhao, Y & Li, Y 2020, ' A high-performance all-iron non-aqueous redox flow battery ', Journal of Power Sources, vol. 445, 227331 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2019.227331