Fight Against Pollution: Flow Battery an ‘Efficient Replacement’ to Diesel Generators! IIT Delhi Demonstrates Working Prototype

By India Education Diary Bureau Admin for India Education Diary

New Delhi: The Sustainable Environergy Research Lab (SERL) of Chemical Engineering Department, IIT Delhi has demonstrated a working prototype of Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB). The vanadium redox flow battery can efficiently store and utilize renewable energy for a wide range of applications such as rural electrification, e-vehicle charging station, domestic and commercial power back-up, etc. leading to zero carbon footprint.

Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority (EPCA) has banned the use of diesel generators (except for emergency purposes) in the Delhi-NCR region from 15th Oct 2020 under Graded Response Action Plan to control the rising air pollution. The flow battery can be an efficient replacement for the polluting diesel generators.

Prof. Anil Verma, SERL, Chemical Engg. Department, IIT Delhi said, “VRFB is non-polluting (no emissions), easily scalable, safe and environmentally friendly, and highly durable. One of the major differences between the flow battery and the conventional battery is the independent scaling of power and energy capacity. The flow battery can store energy from kWh to MWh range and suitable for long discharge time with low cost in contrast to the conventional battery.”

The team is highly enthusiastic about the indigenously developed VRFB technology and actively participating in several national competitions and challenges in order to drive the technology from lab to society. To encourage the team, Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi, along with the Deputy Directors (Operation, and Strategy & Planning) has inaugurated the working prototype of VRFB. The team members of SERL under the guidance of Prof. Anil Verma have recently filed five patents and also contributed to scientific international journals of repute.

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