Evaluation of the prospective new molecules for flow battery applications starts by measurements of electrochemical properties such as the redox potentials, reaction kinetics and reversibility in different pH. These measurements allow initial evaluation of the suitability of the molecules for next step. Results are compared with computational values from TTK and Aalto.
Initial battery testing is done in <10 mL scale, focusing on stability of the molecules under operating conditions and allowing the evaluation of the initial battery performance. Initial performance is compared with the predictions of the models developed by Uppsala and Skoltech.
In the final stage, battery testing is done in a short stack, allowing to evaluate the performance of the chemistry in an actual battery. These measurements will also allow validations of the models developed by Skoltech and Unipi.