Most popular Ohio scientists actively develop new

2022-08-15
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Scientists in Ohio are actively developing new types of ferrofluid batteries. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio are developing a ferrofluid battery to achieve lower energy storage costs of solar and wind energy

"this idea has been around for a long time, and now is the time to apply it to reality, because most springs are the main components used in machinery and vehicles." Jessewainright, a professor of engineering at Case Western Reserve University who is in charge of the project, said. Robertsavinell, the partner of jessewainright, said that he expected to build a ferrofluid battery energy storage system 30 years ago. At that time, renewable energy had just become the focus of discussion on replacing traditional fossil energy. At present, with the emergence of renewable energy and bottlenecks, the research and development of such batteries is becoming more and more urgent

the office of power transmission and reliability of the Ministry of energy, through Sandia National Laboratory, is providing us $600000 in financial support for this research

for large-scale energy storage systems, liquid flow batteries have significant advantages over ordinary batteries, which has been tested by practice. However, vanadium batteries are often used at present, and vanadium as a kind of rare metal leads to the high price of vanadium flow batteries. As a common metal, the absolute advantage of iron in price will be conducive to the substantial reduction of the cost of energy storage system. There is no cheaper element than iron that is more suitable for the manufacture of liquid flow batteries

of course, in terms of portability, ferrofluid batteries cannot compete with lithium batteries in promoting the transformation and upgrading of downstream industries such as building materials, chemical industry and new energy. However, for the solution of large-scale energy storage of renewable energy, ferrofluid battery undoubtedly has great advantages. A large-scale energy storage facility can be applied to the peak shaving of a wind farm to store 20mwh of wind power. It requires two energy storage battery stacks composed of 250000 gallons of molten iron

At last, Wainright said: the above speculation belongs to theoretical speculation. We must admit that we have just started the research and development of ferrofluid battery, but if we can realize it in the laboratory, we believe that its large-scale application will be around the corner

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