Hybrid Flow Batteries Based on Ink Cartridges with Spectacular Colour Changes

Chemical Education

Authors

  • Jana Novotny Freiburg University of Education, Chemistry Department, Kunzenweg 21, DE-79117 Freiburg;, Email: jana.novotny@ph-freiburg.de
  • Dominik Quarthal Freiburg University of Education, Chemistry Department, Kunzenweg 21, DE-79117 Freiburg
  • Marco Oetken Freiburg University of Education, Chemistry Department, Kunzenweg 21, DE-79117 Freiburg

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2533/chimia.2020.60

Keywords:

Chemical education, Colour changes, Energy storage systems, Flow batteries, Ink cartridges

Abstract

The following article shows how a simple construction of a hybrid flow battery can be realised with medical technology materials. The implementation of this future-oriented topic is an example of a curricular innovation and should already be included in school curricula, since future generations will have to deal intensively with the energy transition (not only in Germany) and renewable energies. An electrolyte based on ink cartridges was used to motivate the pupils. The use of this 'everyday chemical' creates a real life reference for the students in the classroom, which can increase the popularity of chemistry teaching.

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Published

2020-02-26

How to Cite

[1]
J. Novotny, D. Quarthal, M. Oetken, Chimia 2020, 74, 60, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2020.60.