ENG (SERC) 2-4773 – Energy Storage and Conversion: Science & Technology

Faculty - Incharge:

Dr. K. Ramesha, Dr. Hari Krishna, Dr. A. S. Prakash, Dr. Vijayamohanan K Pillai, Dr. S.D. Bhat, Dr. A. K. Sahu, Dr. Alok Paul.

Week

Course Details

Module I: Introduction to Energy Storage & Conversion

Week 1Electrochemical energy storage – Back ground and fundamentals, battery basic concepts – cell voltage, capacity, energy density, power density, primary and secondary batteries, thermodynamics.
Week 2Basics of wind characteristics and wind energy
Week 3Working principles, electrode process, types-lead acid, Ni-Cd, Nickel-metal hydride, lithium ion. Batteries for EV, solar applications, recent advances.
Week 4Super capacitors, battery-hybrid super capacitors, Recent developments on supercapacitors

Module II: Fuel Cell Science and Engineering

Week 5Introduction, operating principles of fuel cells, types of fuel cells, fuel cell applications, Materials and Components.
Week 6Electrodes, Electrolytes, gas-diffusion layers, fuel cell reaction kinetics.
Week 7Polymer electrolyte fuel cells- Working principle, materials & components, general characteristics, fuel cell assembly, polarization curves, bipolar plates.
Week 8Direct methanol fuel cells- Working principle, materials & components, general characteristics, methanol cross-over, electrochemical selectivity, polarization curves.
Week 9Fuel cell thermodynamics, fuel cell cooling and air supply, system design and engineering.
Week 10Hydrogen storage and production, comparison of various energy storage systems, cost economics, recent advances and market trends
Week 11Fuel cell mathematical modeling
Lab Schedule
Week 12Electrochemical energy storage back ground and fundamentals, Battery basic concepts - cell voltage, capacity, energy density, power density, primary and secondary batteries, thermodynamics.
Week 13Basics of wind characteristics and wind energy
Week 14Working principles, electrode process, types-lead acid, Ni-Cd, Nickel-metal hydride, lithium ion. Batteries for EV, solar applications, recent advances.
Week 15Super capacitors, battery-hybrid super capacitors, Recent developments on super capacitors
Week 16Introduction, operating principles of fuel cells, types of fuel cells, fuel cell applications, Materials and Components.
Week 17Electrodes, Electrolytes, gas-diffusion layers, fuel cell reaction kinetics.
Week 18Polymer electrolyte fuel cells- Working principle, materials & components, general characteristics, fuel cell assembly, polarization curves, bipolar plates.
Week 19Direct methanol fuel cells- Working principle, materials & components, general characteristics, methanol cross-over, electrochemical selectivity, polarization curves.
Week 20Fuel cell thermodynamics, fuel cell cooling and air supply, system design and engineering.
Week 21Hydrogen storage and production, comparison of various energy storage systems, cost economics, recent advances and market trends
Week 22Fuel cell mathematical modeling

Textbooks:

  • Renewable Energy Conversion, Transmission, and Storage, Author: Bent Sorensen
  • Energy Storage, Author: Robert A. Huggins
  • Fuel Cell Fundamentals Authors: Ryan O’hayre, Suk-Won Cha, Whitney Colella, & Fritz B. Prinz

Reading:

  • Fuel Cell Technology Handbook, Edited by Gregor Hoogers, CRC Press 2002 , Taylor & Francis Group , USA.
  • Fuel Cells: From Fundamentals to Applications Supramaniam Srinivasan, Springer
  • Fuel Cell Engines Matthew M. Mench
  • Fuel Cell Systems Explained James Larminie, Andrew Dicks
  • PEM Fuel Cells Theory and Practice Frano Barbir
  • Crompton T. R, Battery reference Book, 3rd Ed. 2000, Butterworth-Heinemann , London
  • Conway B. E, Electrochemical supercapacitors: Scientific, Fundamentals, and Technological Applications. Kluwer, (New York), 1999.
  • Newman, John, and Karen E. Thomas-Alyea. Electrochemical Systems. 3rd ed. John Wiley & Sons, 2004.
  • G. Pistoia (Ed) Lithium Batteries, New Materials, Developments and perspectives. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1994.
  • Bard, Allen J., and Larry R. Faulkner. Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications. 2nd ed. John Wiley & Sons, 2000.
  • O’ Hayre, Ryan, Suk-Won Cha, Whitney Colella, and Fritz B. Prinz. Fuel Cell Fundamentals. 2nd ed. John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
  • Huggins, Robert A. Advanced Batteries: Materials Science Aspects. Springer, 2008.
  • Prentice, Geoffrey A. Electrochemical Engineering Principles. Prentice Hall, 1990.
  • Deen, William M. Analysis of Transport Phenomena. Oxford University Press, 1998.
  • Torquato, Salvadore. Random Heterogeneous Materials. Springer, 2002.
  • Balluffi, Robert W., Samuel M. Allen, and W. Craig Carter. Kinetics of Materials. Wiley, 2005.
  • Godfrey Boyle, “Renewable Energy, Power for a sustainable future”, Oxford
  • University Press, 2004, ISBN-13: 978-0199261789, Aldo V. da Rosa, “”Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes””, Academic Press, 1 edition, 2005, ISBN-13: 978-0120885107

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