Application of Electrochemical Sources - B1M13AEZ

Credits 5
Semesters Winter
Completion Assessment + Examination
Language of teaching Czech
Extent of teaching 2P+2L
After a brief introduction to chemical reactions commonly present in electrochemical sources, the technologies and manufacturing of commonplace accumulator batteries and primary cells are discussed in detail. In the course, there is presented the current state of the field of batteries for different types of applications - electromobility, stationary backup systems and energetics. Emphasis is also placed on the trends in simultaneously using of battery storage for balancing network characteristics, especially in combination with the RES.

Study targets
A student are well-educated of properties of fundamental type of the eleectrochemical sources, theit application at realization of electronic circuits, technology of realization accumulator systems and methods of actuating of electronic equipment
Course outlines
1. Basic chemical and electrochemical reactions in the field of electrochemical sources
2. Methods for energy storage, basic notions and quantities
3. Primary cells, properties, utilization
4. Lead accumulators - types, construction, parameters and utilization
5. Alkaline accumulators NiCd, NiMH, construction, characteristics, utilization
6. Lithium accumulators Li-ion, Li-pol, power applications
7. Large volume electrolytic batteries - redox systems
8. Safety rules for handling with rechargeable batteries, risks, measurement and diagnostics.
9. BMS, accupack, utilization of accumulators in consumer electronics
10. Utilization of rechargeable batteries for independent traction
11. Stationary applications (UPS systems), cooperation of UPS with related systems
12. Hybrid systems using electrochemical methods for energy storage
13. Environmental and economical aspects of the use of rechargeable batteries
14. Perspective technologies and future utilization of electrochemical sources
Exercises outlines
1. Course organization, safety in the laboratory
2. Metals electrochemical potentials
3. Basics of electrochemical sources simulation
4. Discharging characteristics of primary cells
5. Charging characteristics of accumulators - Pb, Li-ion, LiFePo4
6. Charging characteristics of accumulators - NiCd, NiMh
7. Discharging characteristics of accumulators
8. Measurement of internal resistance of accumulators
9. Measurement of temperature rise of rechargeable battery, temperature distribution - thermography
10. Measurement of BMS behaviour
11. Micro-cycling and energy recuperation in independant traction
12. Measurement of basic characteristics of UPS systems
13. Energy flows in photovoltaic off-grid systém
14. Course-credit
[1] Cetl, T.: Aplikace elektrochemických zdrojů, skriptum ČVUT, 2004
[2] Battery university, dostupné online z
[3] Linden's handbook of batteries / Thomas B. Reddy, 4th ed. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2011.
A student has to obtain a credit before an examination