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Offline ThorGoLucky

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Liquid "Battery"
« on: June 07, 2017, 05:18:12 PM »
This looks promising...

https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2017/Q2/instantly-rechargeable-battery-could-change-the-future-of-electric-and-hybrid-automobiles.html

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The spent battery fluids or electrolyte could be collected and taken to a solar farm, wind turbine installation or hydroelectric plant for re-charging.

“Instead of refining petroleum, the refiners would reprocess spent electrolytes and instead of dispensing gas, the fueling stations would dispense a water and ethanol or methanol solution as fluid electrolytes to power vehicles,” Cushman said. “Users would be able to drop off the spent electrolytes at gas stations, which would then be sent in bulk to solar farms, wind turbine installations or hydroelectric plants for reconstitution or re-charging into the viable electrolyte and reused many times. It is believed that our technology could be nearly ‘drop-in’ ready for most of the underground piping system, rail and truck delivery system, gas stations and refineries.”

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Ifbattery’s membrane-free battery demonstrates other benefits as well.

“Membrane fouling can limit the number of recharge cycles and is a known contributor to many battery fires,” Cushman said. “Ifbattery’s components are safe enough to be stored in a family home, are stable enough to meet major production and distribution requirements and are cost effective.”

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Re: Liquid "Battery"
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2017, 06:18:01 PM »
I wouldn't hold my breath.
It seems to stiil be a the 'idea' state, they didn't give any specs, they didn't even chose a fluid.
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the fueling stations would dispense a water and ethanol or methanol solution as fluid electrolytes to power vehicles
Here's a better article.
http://www.electrans.co.uk/ifbattery-develops-instantly-rechargeable-battery/

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Re: Liquid "Battery"
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2017, 09:58:38 AM »
So it's an interesting idea that may or may not find real-world applications in five or ten years.  ;)
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Re: Liquid "Battery"
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2017, 12:18:48 AM »
Might be useful to keep a can of it for emergencies...

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Re: Liquid "Battery"
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2017, 12:23:17 PM »
May the schwartz be with you!

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Re: Liquid "Battery"
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2017, 03:21:46 PM »
This is one in the many, many oversold battery research ideas. This seems even more far out that the usual 'this could change everything in 5 years'.

Batteries need to have good energy density, low cost, good temperature stability, long lifetime, low self-discharge, low losses, high-current drive and fast recharge. Generally these new ideas are good at one objective (in this case it is quick recharge). But likely the concept sucks terribly any anoter objective (e.g. energy density and cost) that it is utterly impractical.

 

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