Lorenz Gubler: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019
|Name||PD Dr. Lorenz Gubler|
Paul Scherrer Institut
5232 Villigen PSI
|Department||Chemistry and Applied Biosciences|
|529-0191-01L||Renewable Energy Technologies II, Energy Storage and Conversion|
The lectures Renewable Energy Technologies I (529-0193-00L) and Renewable Energy Technologies II (529-0191-01L) can be taken independently from one another.
|4 credits||3G||T. Schmidt, L. Gubler|
|Abstract||Global & Swiss energy system. Storage: Pumped water, flywheels, compressed air. Hydrogen as energy carrier; electrolysis; power-to-gas. Fuel cells: from fundamentals to systems; Fuel cell vehicles; electrochemical storage in batteries. supercapacitors and redox flow cells; electromobility. The main focus of the lecture will be on electrochemical energy conversion and storage.|
|Objective||Students will recognize the importance of energy storage in an industrial energy system, specifically in the context of a future system based on renewable sources. The efficient generation of electricity from hydrogen in fuel cells, and the efficient energy storage in batteries and supercapacitors will be introduced. Students will get a detailed insight into electrochemical energy conversion and storage, which will play an important role in future energy systems.|
|Literature||- Tester, J.W., Drake, E.M., Golay, M.W., Driscoll, M.J., Peters, W.A.: Sustainable Energy - Choosing Among Options (MIT Press, 2005).|
- C.H. Hamann, A. Hamnett, W. Vielstich; Electrochemistry, Wiley-VCH (2007).
- K. Krischer, K. Schönleber: Physiccs of Energy Conversion, De Gruyter (2015)
- R. Schlögl, Chemical Energy Storage, De Gruyter (2013)
|Prerequisites / Notice||Please note that this is a 3 hours/week lecture including exercises, i.e., exercises will be included and are not separated. It is therefore highly recommended to attend the full 3 hours every week. |
Participating students are required to have basic knowlegde of chemistry and thermodynamics.
|529-0507-00L||Hands-on Electrochemistry for Energy Storage and Conversion Applications |
Additional Information: Previous attendance to one of the two electrochemistry-related courses available at ETHZ (Electrochemistry by Prof. P. Novak, or Physical Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis by Prof. T.J. Schmidt) is mandatory.
|6 credits||6G||L. Gubler, E. Fabbri, J. Herranz Salañer, C. Villevieille|
|Abstract||The course will provide the students with hands-on laboratory experience in the field of electrochemistry, specifically within the context of energy related applications (i.e., Li-ion and redox flow batteries, fuel cells and electrolyzers).|
|Objective||Solidify the students’ theoretical knowledge of electrochemistry; apply these concepts in the context of energy-related applications; get the students acquainted with different electrochemical techniques, as well as with application-relevant materials and preparation methods.|
|Content||Days 1 & 2: Introduction to basic electrochemical processes|
Days 3 - 8: 3 x 2-day blocks of laboratory work (rotating assignments):
- Lithium-ion batteries
- Redox flow batteries
- Polymer electrolyte fuel cells
Days 9 & 10: preparation and completion of the course’s report and oral presentation (for evaluation)
|Lecture notes||The course’s script will be prepared and provided by the lecturers.|
|Literature||References to academic publications of specific relevance to the experiments to be performed will be included within the courses’ script|
|Prerequisites / Notice||- Course language is english. |
- The course will take place at the Paul Scherrer Institut, 5232 Villigen PSI (www.psi.ch).
- The number of participants is limited to 18 (first-come first-served basis, Master level students have priority over PhD students).
- Students are encouraged to bring their own protective gear for the work in the lab (lab coat, safety goggles). If needed, this can also be provided, please contact the organizers in advance.
- Participants need to be insured (health / accident insurance).
- On-site accommodation at the PSI guesthouse is possible. It is recommended to register early (www.psi.ch/gaestehaus).