This report summarizes the results and status of activities in the Aqueous Mobile Battery Research Program of Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) for the period from October 1981 through December 1983. This program is conducting R and D on lead-acid, nickel/iron and has conducted R and D on nickel/zinc batteries for electric vehicles. Performance verification testing of contractor supplied cells, modules, and batteries is performed by the ANL National Battery Test Laboratory (NBTL). Various supporting activities are conducted by ANL. Key results of the R andd D are reported, that indicate major technology advancements since the project inception in FY 1978. During the past two years, substantial improvements have been made in the testing capability of the NBTL in the areas of hardware, software and special instrumentation. The number of test stations was increased so that, under the proper conditions, it is possible to simultaneously and independently test up to 76 units. Extensive performance and life verification tests have been performed by NBTL on improved lead-acid and nickel/iron modules delivered by the industrial contractors. The ANL effort also includes special battery performance testing and engineering modeling. The special battery testing includes determination of the temperature dependence of the cycle life of ISOA lead-acid batteries, measurements of overcharge requirements and self-discharge rates, and studies of the effects of pulsed discharging. Generic thermal models were developed. ANL aids technology transfer by testing and evaluating eV batteries under alternative conditions for other interested parties. ANL also monitors the results of eV test and evaluation programs being performed by site operators. (ERA citation 10:011318)

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    Argonne National Laboratory

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  • Authors:
    • Cook, G M
    • Miller, J F
  • Publication Date: 1984-4

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  • Pagination: 56 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00450291
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ANL/OEPM-83-5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 8:59PM