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dc.contributor.advisorPozzo, Lilo D.
dc.contributor.authorWei, Canfeng
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-31T21:10:15Z
dc.date.available2018-07-31T21:10:15Z
dc.date.submitted2018
dc.identifier.otherWei_washington_0250O_18459.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/42228
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's)--University of Washington, 2018
dc.description.abstractTo increase the amount of renewable energy utilized in electrical grids, large- scale batteries are required. Redox flow batteries (RFBs) are promising batteries. However, the high cost of electrolytes and membranes impede the application of RFBs. It is worth exploring a new membrane with inexpensive material and simple process. The goals of this project are to explore a new anion exchange membrane using sol-gel process and to find the ceramic materials can be used as the membrane materials of alkaline-based organic RFBs. The membranes were prepared by coating silica paper with titania. After sintering, titania membranes survived in 3 M HCl but showed worse permeability performance than Nafion membranes. Thus, titania might not be the proper membrane material of anion exchange membranes. The cellulose paper coated with Ludox® CL was stable in 1 KOH. Therefore, alumina might be the proper membrane material utilized in alkaline-based organic RFBs.
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dc.language.isoen_US
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dc.subjectCeramic membranes
dc.subjectLudox® CL
dc.subjectRedox flow batteries
dc.subjectTitania
dc.subjectChemical engineering
dc.subject.otherChemical engineering
dc.titleMaking Ceramic Membranes Used in Redox Flow Batteries with Sol-gel Process
dc.typeThesis
dc.embargo.termsOpen Access


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