The potential for microfluidics in electrochemical energy systems

Miquel A. Modestino, David Fernandez Rivas, Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini Hashemi, Johannes G.E. Gardeniers, Demetri Psaltis

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Abstract

Flow based electrochemical energy conversion devices have the potential to become a prominent energy storage technology in a world driven by renewable energy sources. The optimal design of these devices depends strongly on the tradeoffs between the losses associated with multiple transport processes: convection and diffusion of reactants and products, migration of ionic species, and electrical charge transport. In this article we provide a balanced assesment of the compromise between these losses and demonstrate that for a broad range of electrochemical reactors, the use of microfluidics can enhance the energy conversion efficiency. Moreover, we propose proven scale-up strategies of microelectrochemical reactors which could pave the way to the large scale implementation of energy microfluidic systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3381-3391
JournalEnergy & environmental science
Volume9
DOIs
StatePublished - 14 Sep 2016

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Microfluidics
energy
Energy conversion
Energy storage
Conversion efficiency
Charge transfer
transport process
convection

Keywords

  • METIS-317790
  • IR-101199

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Modestino, Miquel A.; Fernandez Rivas, David; Hashemi, Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini; Gardeniers, Johannes G.E.; Psaltis, Demetri / The potential for microfluidics in electrochemical energy systems.

In: Energy & environmental science, Vol. 9, 14.09.2016, p. 3381-3391.

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In: Energy & environmental science, Vol. 9, 14.09.2016, p. 3381-3391.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

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