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Publication: Membrane-free Zn hybrid redox flow battery using water-in-salt aqueous biphasic electrolytes

In this article, published in the Journal of Power Sources, the MeBattery team from IMDEA Energy presents the results of their most recent study. They developed a membrane-free Zn hybrid redox flow battery (RFB) using an unconventional water-in-salt aqueous biphasic system (WIS-ABS). This membrane-free Zn hybrid battery employs soluble ferrocene (Fc) derivative and Zn salt as the active species in the immiscible catholyte and anolyte, respectively.

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Figure 1. Design principles of a membrane-free Zn hybrid RFB. (a) Scheme of the phase separation in a WIS-ABS containing ZnCl2 and LiTFSI salts. (b) Schematic image of the proposed membrane-free Zn hybrid RFB with ferrocene derivative (FcNCl) selectively dissolved in the catholyte. Anodic and cathodic electrochemical reactions are depicted. Pink and yellow arrows stand for charge and discharge, respectively.