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Modification of graphite felt electrode for all vanadium redox flow battery

  All vanadium redox flow battery (VRB battery, VRB) is a new type of green environmental protection battery, has the advantages of high efficiency, long service life, safe and reliable, can be used as a large energy storage device, the wind, hydro, solar and other unstable energy into electrical energy storage to be used as a backup power supply has a wide application prospect. The hydrophilic and electrochemical activity of PAN based (PAN) graphite felt is poor and the graphite felt needs to be modified to be better used in vanadium battery.

  In order to improve the electrochemical activity of graphite felt, the two cerium oxide was modified on graphite felt by ethanol solution method and sol gel method. Modified graphite felt, in the battery testing of the highest coulomb efficiency can reach 95%, energy efficiency is also close to 90%. Surface deposition method on the surface of graphite felt with catalytic activity of metal, is another kind of modified graphite felt. Battery test results show that the coulomb efficiency can reach 90%.

  Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) graphite felt is a great ratio of carbon fiber surface area, can provide a larger electrochemical reaction for the electrochemical reaction, while the graphite felt has strong oxidation and corrosion resistance, and in addition to the conductive properties of itself, because the graphite felt electrode can be compressed, as the battery assembly, the contact resistance and the bipolar plate is small, compared with the metal electrode, the cost is relatively low, is a kind of ideal electrode material. But to be used as electrode materials for vanadium battery, large scale application in the actual production, life, but also to solve the problem of poor Shi Mozhan hydrophilic and electrochemical activity.