IJE TRANSACTIONS A: Basics Vol. 32, No. 1 (January 2019) 153-161    Article in Press

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P. Hasannasab, A. A. Ranjbar and M. Shakeri
( Received: November 30, 2018 – Accepted in Revised Form: January 03, 2019 )

Abstract    The recent penetration of renewable sources in the energy system caused a transformation of the needs of the distribution system and amplified the need of energy storage systems to properly balance the electricity grid. Among electrochemical energy storage devices, all vanadium flow batteries are those of the most promising technologies due to their high efficiency, long lifetime, reliability and independence between installed power and storage capacity. Oppositely, the low energy density and the high costs are preventing this technology from spreading at commercial level, even if many are the opportunities of improvement. In this article, a serpentine flow fields are tested using a numerical simulation for the all vanadium redox flow battery. The development of a three dimensional model for the cathode of a vanadium redox flow batteries is presented. The results were discussed in terms of the uniformity of the reactant distribution, overpotential, velocity and state of the charge through the cell.


Keywords    Flow Fields, Pressure Loss, All Vanadium Redox Flow Battery, Numerical Simulation



تحقيقات اخير برروي سيستمهاي انرژي تجديد پذير باعث گسترش نياز به سيستمهاي توليد انرژي پراكنده بمنطور توليد انرژي، تعادل و يا تقويت برق شبكه شده است. در ميان سيستمهاي الكتروشيميايي ذخيره انرژي، باتري‌هاي جرياني واناديومي قابل اتكاترين و پربازده‌ترين آنها با طول عمر بالا مي‌باشد. البته با توجه به چگالي انرژي پايين و هزينه بالا فعلي، همچنان جاي بهبود و گسترش روي اين سيستم‌ها بسيار مطرح مي‌باشد. در اين مقاله يك ميدان مارپيچ جريان بر اساس سيستم‌هاي شبيه سازي عددي برروي يك باتري جرياني ردوكس واناديومي مورد بررسي قرار مي‌گيرد. ارتقا روي مدل سه بعدي بخش كاتد در اين باتري‌ها مطرح مي‌گردد. نتايج بر نوع پخش واكنش، پتانسيل اضافي، سرعت و ميزان شارژ باتري شامل يك سلول نشان داده شده است.


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