Distributed Energy Storage

The main objective of the daily energy storage project is to develop energy storage technologies for the kWh energy range capable of producing at least several kW of power. This energy storage range should be sufficient for household daily energy storage and for grid reliability applications. The average Alberta household consumes ~20 kWh electricity per day (~7200 kWh of per year, www.solaralberta.ca). Assuming all the energy needs to be stored for use during nighttime and a discharge-charge efficiency of 70%, 28.57 kWh will need be stored in the energy storage system. Further, assuming a 4 h discharge time, the power output requirement would be 7.15 kW. The storage system used should be able to sustain at least ~2000 cycles (assuming replacement every 5 years). 


Many energy storage technologies can be used for daily storage, however, based on current expertise at the University of Alberta, the following two technologies will be developed: a) Flywheel energy storage systems (FESS) and b) Metal-air (in particular zinc-air) battery systems (MAB)

ABAQUS Analysis of Polygonal Hub Extension

Carmen Pomp

Visiting Student (incoming)

Design and Multi-Objective Optimization of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composite Flywheel Rotors

Marvin Mittelstedt

Visiting Student (incoming)

Sequentially Electrodeposited MnOX/Co-Fe as Bifunctional Electrocatalysts for Rechargeable Zinc-Air Batteries

Douglas Ivey, Ming Xiong

Scholarly Refereed Journal

A Gas Diffusion Layer Impregnated with Mn3O4 Decorated, Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanotubes for High Performance Zinc-Air Batteries

Douglas Ivey, Michael Clark, Drew Aasen

Scholarly Refereed Journal

A Horizontal Zinc-air Battery with Physically Decoupled Oxygen Evolution/Reduction Reaction Electrodes

Douglas Ivey, Michael Clark, Ming Xiong

Scholarly Refereed Journal

A Study of Alkaline Gel Polymer Electrolytes for Rechargeable Zinc-Air Batteries

Douglas Ivey, Wendy Tran, Hyun-Joong Chung

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Additive Manufacturing of Magnetically Loaded Polymer Composites: An Experimental Study for Process Development

Pierre Mertiny, Balakrishnan Nagarajan

Conference Proceedings

Composition effects of electrodeposited Co-Fe as electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction

Douglas Ivey, Ming Xiong

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Current Distribution Investigation and Structure Optimization of Zn-air Batteries

Douglas Ivey, Ming Xiong

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Design and Multi-Objective Optimization of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composite Flywheel Rotors

Marvin Mittelstedt

Masters Thesis

Effect of Background Ions on the Morphological and Electrochemical Properties of Polyampholyte Hydrogels

Hyun-Joong Chung

Conference Proceedings

Electrodeposited Co-Fe as an Oxygen Evolution Catalyst for Rechargeable Zinc-air Batteries

Douglas Ivey, Ming Xiong

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Electrodeposited Electrocatalysts For Rechargeable Zinc-air Batteries

Ming Xiong

PhD Thesis

Flexible and Self-Healing Aqueous Supercapacitors for Low Temperature Applications: Polyampholyte Gel Electrolytes with Biochar Electrodes

Scott Chang, Hyun-Joong Chung

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Quenched Polyampholyte Hydrogels for Low-Temperature Energy Storage and Energy-Saving Smart Window Applications

Hyun-Joong Chung

Conference Proceedings

Saturation Behaviour of Atomic Layer Deposition MnOx from Bis (Ethylcyclopentadienyl) Manganese and Water: Saturation Effect on Coverage of Porous Oxygen Reduction Electrodes

Douglas Ivey, Michael Clark, Ming Xiong, Ken Cadien

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Synthesis of Bifunctional Catalysts for Metal-Air Batteries Through Direct Deposition Methods

Douglas Ivey, Ming Xiong

Scholarly Refereed Journal