Performance of Al-Air Battery with Different Electrolytes

Authors

  • Mochammad Syamsul Maárif Brawijaya University
  • Ardiansyah Zeen Fanani Brawijaya University
  • Tjuk Oerbandono Brawijaya University
  • Bayu Satria Wardana Brawijaya University

Keywords:

Voltage Generation, Al-Air Baterry, Electrolyte, Power

Abstract

Aluminium-air battery is a type of battery that offers high energy density (up to 8.1 kWh/kg) with a theoretical voltage of 2.71 V. Because of the high energy density and versatility, the battery attracts many users. Similar to other batteries, it consists of electrodes and electrolytes. The study aims to investigate the voltage generated by the battery when different electrolytes are employed. Since different electrolytes discharge different amounts of electron charge, the voltage will also differ from one to another. It also holds true when different pH of electrolyte is used. Using NaCl with a pH of 7, NaOH a with pH of 11 and KOH with a pH of 14, the investigation shows that increasing the level of pH results in a higher generated voltage but has the side effect of making Al more easily dissolved into the electrolyte. For the electrolyte which is considered neutral, i.e. NaCL, the lifetime of the battery was the longest as shown by the stability of the generated voltage compared to the other two electrolytes. NaOH and KOH which are categorized as strong bases showed a considerable decrease in generated voltage during the investigation.

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Published

27-09-2021

How to Cite

Maárif , M. S. ., Fanani, A. Z. ., Oerbandono, T. ., & Wardana, B. . S. . (2021). Performance of Al-Air Battery with Different Electrolytes. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 13(7), 281–287. Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/ijie/article/view/7927