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Advanced Electrolyte Model

Idaho National Laboratory

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PDF Document Publication09-GA50082-21_AEM-R&D100.pdf (750 KB)


Technology Marketing Summary
Idaho National Laboratory researcher Dr. Kevin Gering has developed the Advanced Electrolyte Model (AEM), which is a copyrighted, molecular-based, scientifically proven simulation tool. AEM revolutionizes electrolyte selection, optimizing material combinations and key design elements to make battery design and experimentation quick, accurate and responsive to specific needs. AEM predicts and catalogs electrolyte metrics, evaluating and comparing more than 35 parameters to recommend optimal solutions.
Description
AEM is a scientific modeling tool capable of exploring activity at the molecular level to simulate, diagnose and predict electrolyte behaviors and interactions, and the properties that emanate from them. AEM disrupts current electrolyte knowledge and design, while serving as a force multiplier for industry.
 
AEM revolutionizes electrolyte selection, optimizing material combinations and key design elements to make battery design and experimentation quick, accurate and responsive to specific needs. AEM predicts and catalogs electrolyte metrics, evaluating and comparing more than 35 parameters to recommend optimal solutions.
 
When used as a scientific tool for battery developers, AEM explores and reports with certainty and clarity on molecular-to-macroscale level aspects of electrolyte behavior, removing the guesswork about qualification of an electrolyte for specific applications.

 

Benefits
AEM provides a significant cost advantage compared to more expensive empirical data collection techniques commonly used for screening electrolyte systems. AEM users may have reduced laboratory expenses for items such as labor, analysis, and material requisition and 
disposal. For development of advanced electrolyte systems, AEM has been proven to save users significant time and resources, which may translate to hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. By speeding development of new electrolyte chemistries and quickly screening a wide array of materials for key properties, AEM can provide users with time-to-market advantages compared to competitors.
Applications and Industries

AEM has immediate functionality to serve the battery development industry.  Other potential applications include water processing and chemistry of desalination and distillation, medical research perusing electrolytic functions in human cells, energy systems (petroleum and gas refining), crystallization processes, ion exchange systems, and more.

More Information

Video at www.inl.gov/aem

Technology Status
Technology IDDevelopment StageAvailabilityPublishedLast Updated
CW-10-12DevelopmentAvailable11/21/201411/21/2014

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