Teh Department of Industrial Electrochemistry is focused on initiation, performance and coordination of R&D works in the field of primary and secondary energy storage systems, especially lead-acid batteries and reserve batteries.
The Department designs, deploys models and prototypes of new batteries and cells, develops and modernizes technologies of product manufacture and collects data on military materials as well as controls licensed activities.
What is more, the researchers carry out the following research:
The Department performs and coordinates handover testing, periodical examinations and research on type of thermal battery.
The Department of Industrial Electrochemistry offers the following services:
The Department offers also training courses as well as its know-how in the field if design, operation, use and exploitation of lead-acid batteries.
This equipment allows to perform thermal stress tests in the temperature range from -60 to +200 °C on objects with dimensions less than 23cm × 24cm × 27cm (LxWxH) and lighter than 20kg.
Calorimeter of type KL-12 Mn produced by Precyzja-Bit.
Burning speed tester of type TPS2. The measurement accuracy is 0,001s and 0,0001 m/s.
The test performed with this equipment consists in ignition attempts of the given material using generated electrical sparks of defined energy. The measurement ranges are from 0,01 to 6,41J, test accuracy 0,01J and from od 8,0kV to 12kV, test accuracy 0,2kV.
Rotation speed range: 600 spins/min. The shells and milling balls are made from ZrO2, stainless steel and tungsten carbide.
The system of glove boxes with argon atmosphere enable operation with materials susceptible to the air. The system includes a hydraulical press wih maximal pressure of 100 tons.
The gas tube furnace serves to sinter material in argon or Ar+H2 atmosphere. The temperature range is up to 900 °C.
The devices enable direct and alternating-current tests of batteries and cells in the ranges:
change in potential up to 50V,
change in current up to 20/150 A,
max power 2kW
Moreover, the devices allows for measurements of impedance in the range of 10 µHz – 7 MHz.
The device allows for electric cycling tests of battery cells and their elements. The cells having two - or three-electrode systems (with a reference elekctrode) are tested in the ranges:
charge/discharge voltage ± 5V,
electric current up to 5A.
The device possess 20 measuring circuits.
Measurement temperature range: -40/+180oC;
Measurement humidity range: 10 - 98%;
Capacity: ca. 336 l.
Metallographic analysis system includes:
Polisher Planopol - V
Reversed metallographic microscope IN-MM600: magnification up to 1250x and stereoscopic microscope - magnification up to 40 times. the microscope is equiped with a digital camera.
Hardness microtester Nexus 423A: load 0,01-2 kg.
The corrosion tests system consists of a batch equipped with:
a heating tool;
a control pannel and;
a liquid removing tube.
The system enables performing boosted corrosive tests of grids, cells and batteries.
System for battery construction analysis is used for study battery and cell components and includes:
table for disassembly;
The device has 4 uniform testing channels to operate collaterally and independently in the range of 0 to 50 V and 0 to 20 A. The battery load could be either of resistance or current nature. The device enable free setup of discharge algorithms in the allowed current-voltage range.
The device has 3 uniform testing channels to operate collaterally and independently in the range of 0 to 70 V and 0 to 20 A. The battery load could be either of resistance or current nature. The spinning range is from -100 spins/s to 100 spins/s, maximal spinning acceleration is 70 spins/s2. The device enable free setup of discharge algorithms and spin rates in the allowed ranges.
Equipment for surveilled formation process consists of:
The device enables cycle tests of single 2V cells or batteries of nominal voltage 12V at current intensity in the range up to 15A or 30A. Moreover, the device measures the temperature of the tested battery in each unit. This feature allows to set up a cut-off temperature degree, which pause the test when the temperature is too high.
The device measures pH, redox potential, specific conductance and resistance.
Equipment for active material preparation consists of:
Set of programmable thermal batteries for rocket ammunition
Financing institution: NCBiR
Timeframe: 2016 - 2019
The main objectiove of the project is to develop a programmable thermal battery for rocket ammunition, which is an innovation in the world. This solution will enable manufacture of batteries with different electrical parameters based on one classic power supply module connected to an interchangeable power processing module.
Development of BTR-06 and BTR-07 batteries applied to modernized GROM rocket
Work ordered by MESKO S. A.
The aim of the project is to develop two types of custom-designed thermal batteries with special exploitation characteristics. The scope of works includes: development of construction and technical documentation, production and testing of model and prototype batches, handing these batches to customer in order to perform tests in final applications, development of technical documentation for production in series.
Early diagnosis of PCL phenomenon in lead-acid batteries aimed at increase in reliability of lead-acid emergency power supply systems.
The project is performed within: NCBiR PBS1
Project is performed by Consortium:
The project concerns early symptoms of premature capacity loss effect taking place in lead-acid batteries. The main object of the studies is to analyze the PCL effect and to develop new and effective methods of its diagnosis in order to increase the reliability of lead-acid UPS systems.
Development of thermal battery BTR-10 for precision-guided munition APR-120
Work ordered by MESKO S. A.
The aim of the project was to develop a new type of thermal batteries, with parameters required by the orderer. The project covered: construction design, development of technical documentation for a pilot batch, tests of the pilot batch prior to its handover to the orderer for tests in target products, development of technical documentetion for serial production.
Ionic liquids as additives improving exploitation parameters of active mass for SLI lead-acid batteries
Project financed by: NCBiR PBS3
Project is fulfilled by the consortium:
Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals division in Poznan Central Laboratory of Batteries and Cells - Leader
Poznan University of Technology, Department of Chemical Technology
PPUH AUTOPART Jacek Bąk Sp. z o.o. (Ltd.)
The project aims the development of a SLI lead-acid battery with a modified active mass composition, which will have better expolitation parameters.
PhD Włodzimierz Majchrzycki
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