Electrochemical Cell Design for Energy and Environmental Applications Webinar
NSERC CREATE ME2
Materials for Electrochemical Energy Solutions
Waterloo Electrochemical Student Chapter
June 30th, 2020
University of Calgary
10:00 – 11:00
We are pleased to invite you to join the NSERC CREATE ME2 and Waterloo Electrochemical Student Chapter (WatESC) for a webinar created to discuss cell design from an electrochemical engineering aspect focusing on the redox flow battery technology for energy storage and the electrochemical water treatment for environmental applications.
This webinar will be delivered by Dr. Edward (Ted) Roberts, Professor and Associate Head (Research), Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Schulich School of engineering at The University of Calgary. Dr. Roberts will introduce his research in the area of redox flow batteries for energy storage and water treatment technologies.
The presentation will outline a general approach for electrochemical cell design (including the bipolar stack, and the integration of porous electrodes), and introduce case studies for both water treatment and energy storage systems. Those case studies reflect Dr. Roberts’ experience in electrochemical technology development, including adsorption / electrochemical regeneration, electrocoagulation, and redox flow batteries. Dr. Roberts will highlight cell design and scale-up challenges arising from flow/mass transport and electrical potential distribution. He will introduce some innovative ideas for cell design for water treatment that were discovered and tested by his research groups, using: moving packed bed, oscillating, and flow through electrodes, as well as magnetic field effects. Dr. Roberts will conclude his presentation by introducing the use of flow through electrodes to develop membrane free redox flow batteries and enhance performance in zinc electrode system.