Batteries for Sustainability

Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology

  • Ralph J. Brodd

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Ralph J. Brodd
    Pages 1-4
  3. Marca M. Doeff
    Pages 5-49
  4. J. B. Goodenough
    Pages 51-92
  5. Shriram Santhanagopalan, Zhengming John Zhang
    Pages 135-194
  6. Paul J. Sideris, Steve G. Greenbaum
    Pages 239-283
  7. Brian Barnett, David Ofer, Suresh Sriramulu, Richard Stringfellow
    Pages 285-318
  8. Zhengming John Zhang, Premanand Ramadass
    Pages 319-357
  9. Michael J. Root
    Pages 359-392
  10. François Béguin, Encarnación Raymundo-Piñero
    Pages 393-421
  11. Ralph J. Brodd
    Pages 423-443
  12. Ji-Guang Zhang, Wei Wang, Jie Xiao, Wu Xu, Gordon L. Graff, Gary Yang et al.
    Pages 471-504
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 505-513

About this book


Batteries that can store electricity from solar and wind generation farms are a key component of a sustainable energy strategy.   Featuring 15 peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, this book presents a wide range of battery types and components, from nanocarbons for supercapacitors to lead acid battery systems and technology.   Worldwide experts provide a snapshot-in-time of the state-of-the art in battery-related R&D, with a particular focus on rechargeable batteries.  Such batteries can store electrical energy generated by renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and hydropower installations with high efficiency and release it on demand.  They are efficient, non-polluting, self-contained devices, and their components can be recovered and used to recreate battery systems. 

Coverage also highlights the significant efforts currently underway to adapt battery technology to power cars, trucks and buses in order to eliminate pollution from petroleum combustion.  Written for an audience of undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and industry experts, Batteries for Sustainability is an invaluable one-stop reference to this essential area of energy technology.

Provides an overview of electrochemical processes and devices

Features comprehensive coverage of battery types, materials, and applications

Assesses efficiency and pollution output for rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries

Presents authoritative, peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology


Batter Components Materials Batteries Sustainability Battery Cathodes Electrochemical Supercapacitors Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology Lead Acid Batter Systems Lithium Battery Electrolyte Stability Lithium Ion Batteries Nanocarbons for Supercapacitors Nickel Based Battery Systems Olivine Phosphate Cathode Materials Rechargeable Batteries Silicon-based Anodes

Editors and affiliations

  • Ralph J. Brodd
    • 1
  1. 1.Broddarp of NevadaHendersonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5790-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5791-6
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