Batteries for Sustainability

Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology

Editors: Brodd, Ralph J. (Ed.)

  • Provides an overview of electrochemical processes and devices
  • Features comprehensive coverage of battery types, materials, and applications
  • Assesses efficiency and pollution output for rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries
  • Presents authoritative, peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology
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Batteries that can store electricity from solar and wind generation farms are a key component of a sustainable energy strategy.   Featuring 15 peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, this book presents a wide range of battery types and components, from nanocarbons for supercapacitors to lead acid battery systems and technology.   Worldwide experts provides a snapshot-in-time of the state-of-the art in battery-related R&D, with a particular focus on rechargeable batteries.  Such batteries can store electrical energy generated by renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and hydropower installations with high efficiency and release it on demand.  They are efficient, non-polluting, self-contained devices, and their components can be recovered and used to recreate battery systems. 

Coverage also highlights the significant efforts currently underway to adapt battery technology to power cars, trucks and buses in order to eliminate pollution from petroleum combustion.  Written for an audience of undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and industry experts, Batteries for Sustainability is an invaluable one-stop reference to this essential area of energy technology.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Batteries, Introduction

    Brodd, Ralph J.

    Pages 1-4

  • Battery Cathodes

    Doeff, Marca M.

    Pages 5-49

  • Battery Components, Active Materials for

    Goodenough, J. B.

    Pages 51-92

  • Electrochemical Supercapacitors and Hybrid Systems

    Naoi, Katsuhiko

    Pages 93-115

  • Lead Acid Battery Systems and Technology for Sustainable Energy

    Bullock, Kathryn R.

    Pages 117-134

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5791-6
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5790-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8977-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Batteries for Sustainability
Book Subtitle
Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology
Editors
  • Ralph J. Brodd
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5791-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5791-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5790-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8977-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 514
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