Advanced rechargeable zinc lithium-ion battery – Part 3

There is a growing demand for the electrochemical energy storage system (EES) to store the energy generated by renewable resources of energy such as wind and solar. However, renewables are intermittent in nature meaning that the energy can be produced only when the sun is shining, and the wind is blowing. Therefore, there is a high demand for an EES to store the energy during generation time and give it back to grid later. Recently, zinc lithium-ion batteries (ZLIBs), which operate using much safer aqueous electrolytes rather than organic counterparts as in lithium-ion batteries, have gained tremendous attention due to their cost effectiveness and higher durability compared to typical lithium-ion battery. The current project focuses on the development of an electrolyte system specifically designed for ZLIB to furtherly improve its cycle life. For operating and install necessary infrastructure such as flanges and fittings in remote project locations, the industrial partner Pro-Flange, demands uninterrupted supply of electricity for power tools and equipment. However, the current power supply usually suffers either from unstable grid supply or unavailable grid at the project sites.

Faculty Supervisor:

Zhongwei Chen


Ali Ghorbani Kashkooli


Pro-Flange Ltd


Engineering - chemical / biological




University of Waterloo



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