˜Electrochemical Capacitors or 'Ultracapacitors' have developed over the past few years as a new type of capacitor, whose main function is energy storage comparable to batteries. Currently being extensively used in electronic circuits, automobilies, grid energy storage, UPS, battery backup, and other new applications, ultracapacitors are set to change the way we perceive and use energy storage devices. ˜ The book provides a well-rounded account of this exciting technology covering all the aspects: from the basics of physics to the manufacturing processes. Focusing on the details of application in various fields, the book also provides rare insights on things to come. This book will serve as a ready reference for the engineering fraternity, students, researchers ˜and all users of ultracpacitors.
This volume illustrates the technological advances made in recent years in the development of battery and other energy storage systems. Discussions of present and near future battery technologies are included as well as emerging energy technologies that have the potential to impact on the portable electronics industry in the long term. This text provides a complete overview of the technology status and trends, with a focus on scientific developments, particularly in materials, that have led to technological breakthroughs.
“Power Electronics in Smart Electrical Energy Networks” introduces a new viewpoint on power electronics, re-thinking the basic philosophy governing electricity distribution systems. The proposed concept fully exploits the potential advantages of renewable energy sources and distributed generation (DG), which should not only be connected but also fully integrated into the distribution system in order to increase the efficiency, flexibility, safety, reliability and quality of the electricity and the networks. The transformation of current electricity grids into smart (resilient and interactive) networks necessitates the development, propagation and demonstration of key enabling cost-competitive technologies. A must-read for professionals in power engineering and utility industries, and researchers and postgraduates in distributed electrical power systems, the book presents the features, solutions and applications of the power electronics arrangements useful for future smart electrical energy networks.
Initially, the only electric loads encountered in an automobile were for lighting and the starter motor. Today, demands on performance, safety, emissions, comfort, convenience, entertainment, and communications have seen the working-in of seemingly innumerable advanced electronic devices. Consequently, vehicle electric systems require larger capacities and more complex configurations to deal with these demands. Covering applications in conventional, hybrid-electric, and electric vehicles, the Handbook of Automotive Power Electronics and Motor Drives provides a comprehensive reference for automotive electrical systems. This authoritative handbook features contributions from an outstanding international panel of experts from industry and academia, highlighting existing and emerging technologies. Divided into five parts, the Handbook of Automotive Power Electronics and Motor Drives offers an overview of automotive power systems, discusses semiconductor devices, sensors, and other components, explains different power electronic converters, examines electric machines and associated drives, and details various advanced electrical loads as well as battery technology for automobile applications. As we seek to answer the call for safer, more efficient, and lower-emission vehicles from regulators and consumer insistence on better performance, comfort, and entertainment, the technologies outlined in this book are vital for engineering advanced vehicles that will satisfy these criteria.
Applications, Analysis, and Design from Theory to Practice
Author: Petar J. Grbovic
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Technology & Engineering
Ultra-capacitors, used as short-term energy storage devices, aregrowing in popularity especially in the transportation andrenewable energy sectors. This text provides an up-to-date andcomprehensive analysis of ultra-capacitor theory, modeling andmodule design from an application perspective, focusing on thepractical aspects of power conversion and ultra-capacitorintegration with power electronics systems. Key features: clearly explains the theoretical and practical aspects ofultra-capacitor, analysis, modelling and design describes different power conversion applications such asvariable speed drives, renewable energy systems, traction, powerquality, diesel electric hybrid applications provides detailed guidelines for the design and selection ofultra-capacitor modules and interface dc-dc converters includes end-of-chapter exercises and design examples This is an essential reference for power electronics engineersand professionals wanting to expand their knowledge of advancedultra-capacitor energy storage devices and their application inpower conversion. It is also a valuable resource forindustrial design engineers as well as academics and advancedstudents in power electronics who want to develop theirunderstanding about this highly topical subject.
Although recognized as an important component of all energy storage and conversion technologies, electrochemical supercapacitators (ES) still face development challenges in order to reach their full potential. A thorough examination of development in the technology during the past decade, Electrochemical Supercapacitors for Energy Storage and Delivery: Fundamentals and Applications provides a comprehensive introduction to the ES from technical and practical aspects and crystallization of the technology, detailing the basics of ES as well as its components and characterization techniques. The book illuminates the practical aspects of understanding and applying the technology within the industry and provides sufficient technical detail of newer materials being developed by experts in the field which may surface in the future. The book discusses the technical challenges and the practical limitations and their associated parameters in ES technology. It also covers the structure and options for device packaging and materials choices such as electrode materials, electrolyte, current collector, and sealants based on comparison of available data. Supplying an in depth understanding of the components, design, and characterization of electrochemical supercapacitors, the book has wide-ranging appeal to industry experts and those new to the field. It can be used as a reference to apply to current work and a resource to foster ideas for new devices that will further the technology as it becomes a larger part of main stream energy storage.