Starting from physical and electrochemical foundations, this textbook explains working principles of energy storage devices. After a history of galvanic cells, different types of primary, secondary and flow cells as well as fuel cells and supercapacitors are covered. An emphasis lies on the general setup and mechanisms behind those devices to enable easy understanding for students from all technical and natural science disciplines.
A unique combination of physical and chemical basics with applications to engineering tasks.
Ideally suited for electrical engineering students.
Also of interest for material scientists interested in membrane engineering.
Reinhart Job, Münster University of Applied Sciences, Germany.