Lead-Acid Batteries: Science and Technology: A Handbook of Lead-Acid Battery Technology and Its Influence on the Product, Second Edition presents a comprehensive overview of the technological processes of lead-acid battery manufacture and their influence on performance parameters. The book summarizes current knowledge on lead-acid battery production, presenting it in the form of an integral theory that is supported by ample illustrative material and experimental data that allows technologists and engineers to control technological processes in battery plants. In addition, the book provides university lecturers with a tool for a clear and in-depth presentation of lead-acid battery production in courses.
This updated edition includes new supplementary material (text and illustrations) in chapters 2, 4, 6 and 16, as well as a brand new chapter on the action of carbon as an additive to the negative active material and the utilization of the lead-carbon supercapacitor electrodes. Substantial revisions of other chapters have been made, making the book beneficial for battery researchers, engineers and technologists.
- Written by a world authority on lead-acid batteries in a comprehensive and unified manner
- Includes new chapters on lead-acid batteries operating in the HRPSoC duty for hybrid electric vehicle applications and on lead-carbon electrodes
- Presents a comprehensive overview of the theory of the technological processes of lead-acid battery manufacture and their influence on battery performance parameters
- Proposes optimum conditions for individual technological processes that would yield superior structures of the lead and lead dioxide active masses
- Discusses the processes involved in the closed oxygen cycle in VRLAB and the thermal phenomena leading to thermal runaway (TRA)
Part 1. Fundamentals of Lead-Acid Batteries 1. Invention and Development of the Lead-Acid Battery 2. Fundamentals of Lead-Acid Batteries
Part 2. Materials Used for Lead-Acid Battery Manufacture 3. H2SO4 Electrolyte-An Active Material in the Lead-Acid Cell 4. Lead Alloys and Grids. Grid Design Principles 5. Leady Oxide
Part 3. Processes During Paste Preparation and Curing of the Plates 6. Pastes and Grid Pasting 7. Additives to the Pastes for Positive and Negative Battery Plates 8. Curing of Battery Plates
Part 4. Plate Formation 9. Soaking of Cured Plates Before Formation 10. Formation of Positive Lead-Acid Battery Plates 11. Processes During Formation of Negative Battery Plates 12. Technology of Formation
Part 5. Battery Storage and VRLA Batteries 13. Processes After Formation of the Plates and During Battery Storage 14. Valve-Regulated Lead-Acid (VRLA) Batteries 15. Lead-Carbon Electrodes
Part 6. Calculation of the Active Materials in a Lead-Acid Cell 16. Calculation of the Active Materials for Lead-Acid Cells
Detchko Pavlov is Professor of Electrochemistry and, since 1997, Full Member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He is one of the founders of the Central Laboratory of Electrochemical Power Sources (CLEPS) (now IEES) at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and has been Head of the Lead Acid Batteries Department at this Institute for over 45 years since its establishment in 1967. His major scientific achievements are in the field of electrochemistry of lead; disclosing the structure of the lead and lead dioxide active masses; elucidating the mechanism of the processes involved in the technology of lead-acid battery manufacture and operation, as well as of the oxygen cycle reactions in VRLAB. His recent research efforts have been focused on evaluation of the effects of carbon additives to the negative plates and identification of the mechanism(s) of their action.