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School of Engineering
ELECTRICAL ENERGY ENGINEERING
Course unit
ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES
INP6075302, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ELECTRICAL ENERGY ENGINEERING
IN1979, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge VITO DI NOTO CHIM/07

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
INP6075302 ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES VITO DI NOTO IN0530

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines CHIM/03 General and Inorganic Chemistry 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 A.A. 2016/17 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 DI NOTO VITO (Presidente)
NEGRO ENRICO (Membro Effettivo)
VEZZU' KETI (Supplente)

Syllabus
Target skills and knowledge: The course covers the main families of devices for the electrochemical conversion and storage of energy, including primary and secondary batteries, fuel cells, photovoltaic cells and redox flow batteries. The fundamentals of the electrochemical processes taking place at the electrodes are discussed, with a detailed analysis of the interplay between the thermodynamics, kinetics and electrochemistry of the various phenomena. The main properties of the electrolytes are also studied, with a particular reference to the conductivity and charge transfer mechanism. The materials science of the functional materials is covered in detail, highlighting the main physicochemical features and applicability of the various systems. The course is completed by the discussion of the main families of: (a) fuel cells, including PEMFCs, PAFCs, MCFCs and SOFCs; (b) redox flow batteries, such as conventional and hybrid systems; and (c) photovoltaic cells.
Examination methods: Oral
Assessment criteria: The grade is evaluated on knowledge of the topic of your choice and on the understanding of the fundamental aspects that characterize the material.
Course unit contents: Part I. Primary and secondary batteries: materials, methods and devices
• Solid Electrolytes: Synthesis and properties.
• Conventional and innovative electrode materials: synthesis and properties.
• Structural and morphological characterization techniques
• Electrochemical characterization.
• Devices and figures of merit.
• Primary batteries: materials, devices and electrochemical processes.
• Secondary batteries: materials, devices and electrochemical processes.

Part II. Fuel cells and electrolysers
• Fuel cells: types and characteristics.
• Electrolysers: types and characteristics.
• Devices and figures of merit.
1. Electrolytes.
2. Electrocatalysts.
3. Structural and morphological characterization of materials.
4. Electrochemical and electrical characterization.
5. Membrane-electrode assembly (MEA).
6. Single cells and stacks.

Part III. Supercapacitors: Materials, methods and devices
• Electrolytes: Synthesis and properties.
• Conventional and innovative electrode materials: synthesis and properties.
• Techniques for electrochemical characterization.
• Devices and figures of merit.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture notes
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • D. Berndt, Maintenance-free batteries. --: A handbook of battery technology, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • J. Larminie, A. Dicks, Fuel Cell Systems Explained. Chichester (UK): J. Wiley, --. Cerca nel catalogo