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dc.contributor.advisorSuppes, Galen J.eng
dc.contributor.authorSawyer, Bryan Dustin 1982-eng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Falleng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on March 7, 2011).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Galen Suppes.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.eng
dc.description.abstractIn order to improve upon current flow battery technology and to obtain higher specific energies, a novel packed-bed electrode flow battery (PBEFB) is proposed. The validation of the use of packed-bed electrodes in a flow battery architecture is presented along with insight into how configuration parameters of the PBEFB affect its operation. Investigations into the effects of electrode separation distance, electrolyte flow, ionically active electrode separation materials, and electrolyte circulation direction were conducted. The results indicate that electrolyte flow is essential for proper operation of the PBEFB. A decrease in performance was attributed with increasing the electrode separation distance, and the use of ionically active separation materials improved PBEFB performance. The use of a basic ion exchange material as the separation material with 5.4-cm of electrode separation outperformed a non-ionically active material at with only 2.2-cm of electrode separation. No significant impact was observed with a change in electrolyte flow direction. These initial investigations indicate successful methods of operating packed-bed electrodes in a flow battery and provide great promise for the PBEFB in improving upon current flow battery technologies and extending flow battery technology to electric vehicle applications.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.format.extent98 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc706716142eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/10279
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/10279eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subject.lcshElectrodeseng
dc.subject.lcshSeparation (Technology)eng
dc.subject.lcshElectric vehicles -- Batterieseng
dc.subject.lcshElectric batterieseng
dc.titleValidation and insight into a novel packed-bed electrode flow battery architectureeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineChemical engineering (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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