Introduction to Electrochemical Flow Systems For Energy Storage And Water Desalination, and Their Relevance to Future Energy and Water Technological Solutions. Development of Relevant Fluid Mechanics Principles# Channel Flow, Particlulate Flows, Creeping Flow. Development of Relevant Thermodynamics Principles# Phase and Chemcial Equilibrium, Work From A Spontaneous Process, Equations of State. Analysis of Phenomena At Charged Interfaces# Electric Double Layer Formation And Electrochemical Reactions. Transport Phenomena And Macroscopic Porous Electrode Theory. Selected Advanced Topics Such As# Percolation Theory Applied to Flowable Electrodes, Flow Battery Theory With Homogenous Reactions, Ion Selectivity in Capacitive Deionization. Learning Outcomes# 1. Articulate Where Emerging Technologies Such As Flow Batteries And Capacitive Deionization Fit Into The Technological Landscape Of Grid-scale Energy Storage and Energy Efficient Water Desalination Devices. 2. Develop Deep Intuition, Analytical Problem Solving Skills, And Numerical Solutions Towards Relevant Interfacial Phenomena, Including The Nernst Equation, Butler-volmer Equation, The Poisson-boltzmann Equation, and Phase Equilibrium For Treatment of Multiscale Problems. 3. Formulate and Solve Equations For Momentum and Species Transport Governing The Dynamics and Performance of an Electrochemical System Performing Energy Storage Or Water Desalination 4. Couple Via Macroscopic Porous Electrode Theory Interfacial Phenomena With Transport Phenomena Towards System-level Models For Flow Batteries and Capacitive Deionization Cells 5. Develop Critical Thinking Skills, Scientific Presentation Practice, And Advanced Knowledge Through a Final Project and Seminar.

Faculty: Mechanical Engineering
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(34013 - Fluid Mechanics 1 and 34035 - Thermodynamics 1 and 34041 - Heat Transfer)

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