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New kind of electric battery?

Postby the_ignored » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:12 pm

Some guys from Purdue University have developed this.

The spent battery fluids or electrolyte could be collected and taken to a solar farm, wind turbine installation or hydroelectric plant for re-charging.

“Instead of refining petroleum, the refiners would reprocess spent electrolytes and instead of dispensing gas, the fueling stations would dispense a water and ethanol or methanol solution as fluid electrolytes to power vehicles,” Cushman said. “Users would be able to drop off the spent electrolytes at gas stations, which would then be sent in bulk to solar farms, wind turbine installations or hydroelectric plants for reconstitution or re-charging into the viable electrolyte and reused many times. It is believed that our technology could be nearly ‘drop-in’ ready for most of the underground piping system, rail and truck delivery system, gas stations and refineries.”



Ifbattery’s membrane-free battery demonstrates other benefits as well.

“Membrane fouling can limit the number of recharge cycles and is a known contributor to many battery fires,” Cushman said. “Ifbattery’s components are safe enough to be stored in a family home, are stable enough to meet major production and distribution requirements and are cost effective.”
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Re: New kind of electric battery?

Postby the_ignored » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:30 pm

Got a response when I posted it to this guy:

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Re: New kind of electric battery?

Postby zilch » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:56 am

Very clever idea. But this guy's an atmospheric scientist, which means he is possessed by one or more demons.
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