Energy storage devices are a crucial area of research and development across many engineering disciplines and industries. While batteries provide the significant advantage of high energy density, their limited life cycles, disposal challenges and charge and discharge management constraints undercut their effectiveness in certain applications. Compared to electrochemical cells, supercapacitors are charge-storage devices with much longer life cycles, yet they have traditionally been hobbled by limited DC voltage capabilities and energy density. However, recent advances are improving these issues.
This book provides the opportunity to expand your knowledge of innovative supercapacitor applications, comparing them to other commonly used energy storage devices. It will strengthen your understanding of energy storage from a practical, applications-based point-of-view, without requiring detailed examination of underlying electrochemical equations. No matter what your field, you will find inspiration and guidance in the cutting-edge advances in energy storage devices in this book.
- Provides explanations of the latest energy storage devices in a practical applications-based context
- Includes examples of circuit designs that optimize the use of supercapacitors, and pathways to improve existing designs by effectively managing energy storage devices crucial to both low and high power applications.
- Covers batteries, BMS (battery management systems) and cutting-edge advances in supercapacitors, providing a unique compare and contrast examination demonstrating applications where each technology can offer unique benefits
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Chapter 1 Energy storage devices-a general overview
Chapter 2 Rechargeable battery technologies: an electronic engineer's view point
Chapter 3 Dynamics, models, and management of rechargeable batteries
Chapter 4 Capacitors as energy storage devices-simple basics to current commercial families
Chapter 5 Electrical double-layer capacitors: fundamentals, characteristics, and equivalent circuits
Chapter 6 Supercapacitor as a lossless dropper in DC-DC converters
Chapter 7 Supercapacitors for surge absorption
Chapter 8 Supercapacitors in a rapid heat transfer application
Appendix A: capacitors and AC line filtering
Nihal Kularatna is the author of Power Electronics Design Handbook. He is an electronics engineer with over 30 years of experience in professional and research environments. He is a Fellow of the IEE (London), a Senior Member of IEEE (USA) and an honors graduate from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Presently, he is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering, the University of Waikato, New Zealand. He worked at the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies (ACCIMT) in Sri Lanka as a Research and Development Engineer until 1990 when he reached Principal Researcher Engineer status. He was then appointed as CEO of ACCIMT in 2000. From 2002 to 2005 he was a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Auckland. He is currently active in research in transient propagation and power conditioning area in power electronics, embedded processing applications for power electronics, and smart sensor systems. He has authored five books and is currently working on his sixth. His hobby is gardening cacti and succulents.