A counter-flow-based dual-electrolyte protocol for multiple electrochemical applications

Xu Lu, Yifei Wang, Dennis Y.C. Leung, Jin Xuan, Huizhi Wang

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This paper reports a computational demonstration and analysis of an innovative counter-flow-based microfluidic unit and its upscaling network, which is compatible with previously developed dual-electrolyte protocols and numerous other electrochemical applications. This design consists of multidimensional T-shaped microchannels that allow the effective formation of primary and secondary counter-flow patterns, which are beneficial for both high-performance regenerative H2/O2 redox cells and flow batteries at a low electrolyte flow-rate operation. This novel design demonstrates the potential to achieve high overall energy throughput and reactivity because of the full utilization of all available reaction sites. A computational study on energy and pressure loss mechanism during scale-out is also examined, thereby advancing the realization of an economical electrolyte-recycling scheme.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-248
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Energy
StatePublished - May 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Energy
  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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