The International Flow Battery Forum
IFBF 2017 27-29 June Manchester, England

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Introductory Seminar 

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An introductory seminar covering electrical energy storage and an introduction to flow batteries will be held on the morning of the day preceeding the main conference.  The seminar is suitable for delegates with limited knowledge of flow batteries and covers the important technical and commercial aspects of flow battery design, manufacture and operation.  The seminar also includes some background on the need for energy storage on power systems market opportunities, and provides the knowledge so that you can engage with the range of topics at the IFBF.   

Topics to be covered in the half day introductory seminar include:

 *Introduction to electrical energy storage:

  • Definitions
  • Energy storage for grid & non grid applications
  • Classification and overview of electrical energy storage technologies
  • Key issues for electrical energy storage:
    • Renewable generation
    • Energy trading
    • Commercial operation
    • Applications for long duration energy storage
    • Deployment status of flow batteries
    • Key commercial issues for the flow battery industry

*Flow battery theory:

  • Definitions: primary and secondary batteries, conventional and flow batteries and fuel cells
  • Electrochemical cell design: monopolar and bipolar cells
  • Flow battery chemistries: choice of couples, couples in development. 
  • Key electrochemical characteristics and performance of flow batteries, cell voltage, current density, cell resistance, side reactions

*Flow battery design, scale up and manufacture:

  • Cell design issues: flow distribution, current collection

*System design: Pumps & ancillary systems

  • Choice of materials electrodes, separators / membrane, manufacturing processes

*Power conversion

  • Electrolyte conditioning and battery management
    Materials supply chain issues
    Flow battery operation and performance

Costs and registration

The introductory seminar is open to all registered delegates for the IFBF upon payment of an additional charge .  

 

 

 

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