University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

ENERGY STORAGE  ENGINEERING

 

NPRE 498 ESU (Undergraduate),

NPRE 498 ESG (GRADUATE)
(NPRE 477)

Professor M. Ragheb

Fall 2023

Recommended Textbook:

Yves Brunet, Editor, "Energy Storage," ISTE Ltd., UK; Wiley, USA, 2011.

Instructor

M. Ragheb

Teaching Evaluations: 

  1. Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students 1998
  2. Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students 2000
  3. Advisor's list 2003

Assignments and Teaching Assistants

        Assignments will account for 40 percent of the final grade.

LECTURE VIDEOS
Fall 2023 one-hour lectures videos
Lecture 1

Preface
https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_nl4smcpv/311583352
Lecture 2
Preface
https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_8xpy77wq/311583352
Lecture 3
Preface
Introduction
https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_rabuizku/311583352
Lecture 4
1.   Energy Storage Options
https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_6kfguawy/311583352
Lecture 5
2.   Solar Thermal Power and Energy Storage Historical Perspective

https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_ymeiwrwn/311583352
Lecture 6
2.   Solar Thermal Power and Energy Storage Historical Perspective
https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_d9tzj1sm/311583352
Lecture 7
3.   Thermal Energy Storage
4.   Thermal Energy Storage with Solar Power Generation
https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_256pc8xy/311583352
Lecture 8
4.   Thermal Energy Storage with Solar Power Generation
https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_14tpuh18/311583352
Lecture 9
5.   Battery Technology
https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_xg8c1ng7/311583352
Lecture 10
6.   Electric Vehicles Technology
https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_xmj1vlp8/311583352
Lecture 11
7.   Energy Hydrogenation and Decarbonization
https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_oygw2rlf/311583352







Assignments  Policy and Guidelines

List of Assignments, Word
List of Assignments, pdf

NPRE 498ES Spring 2022 First Midterm.
To be taken on Monday October 2

NPRE 498ES Spring 2022 Second Midterm.
To be taken on Monday November 6

NPRE 498ES Spring 2022 Final Exam.
To be taken on Thursday December 14 8:00-11:00 pm (Last day of classes???)

NPRE 498ES Spring 2022 Term Project
Term research project to be submitted on day of final exams, on Thursday December 14 8:00-11:00 pm

Teaching Assistants Information

Prerequisites

PHYS 101-102, MATH 241, CHBE 221 or Instructor consent.

Credit

3 undergraduate units. 4 graduate units with term paper or special project.

Yves Brunet, Editor, "Energy Storage," ISTE Ltd., UK; Wiley, USA, 2011.


 

Tests

Two midterm tests and one final test are scheduled.

Each will account for 20 percent of the final grade for a total of 60 percent of the final grade.

Assignments, attendance, quizzes (unannounced), final project, 40 percent.

Non-submittal of final project results in an "incomplete" grade.

Calendar for Spring Semester, 2023  

Location: 106B1 Engineering Hall
Time: MWF 10:00-10:50 am,

Meets 8/21/23-12/6/23,
 

Instruction begins Monday August 21
Labor Day Monday September 4
Fall Break begins Saturday November 18
Instruction resumes Monday November 27
Instruction ends Wednesday December 6
Final Examinations Begin Friday December 8
Final Examinations End Saturday December 15

First Midterm exam

Monday October 2

Second Midterm exam

Monday November 6

Final Exam

Thursday December 14 8:00-11:00
Reading day Thursday December 7


Book Chapters


Magdi Ragheb (2011). "Nuclear Naval Propulsion,"
Nuclear Power - Deployment, Operation and Sustainability, Pavel Tsvetkov (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-474-0,
 InTech, http://www.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/nuclear-naval-propulsion

Magdi Ragheb (2011). "Thorium Fission and Fission-Fusion Fuel Cycle,"
Nuclear Power - Deployment, Operation and Sustainability, Pavel Tsvetkov (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-474-0,
InTech, http://www.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/thorium-fission-and-fission-fusion-fuel-cycle

M. Ragheb and D. Gvillo, "Hybrid Symbolic-Procedural Programming Methodology for Monte Carlo Particle Transport Simulations,"
Science and Engineering on Cray Supercomputers, A Cray Research Inc. Book,
Proc. of the Third International Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, pp. 491-515,  September 1987.

Yoshioka, R., Kinoshita, M., Jorgensen, L., & Ragheb, M. (2017). Environment, waste, and resources. In Molten Salt Reactors and Thorium Energy (pp. 231-259). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-101126-3.00009-9

 

Textbook Manuscript
M. Ragheb
Intellectual Property IP Protection

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-64197625

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-59893035

ENERGY STORAGE ENGINEERING

Bridging the Supply-Demand Gap

M. Ragheb

Preface
1.   Energy Storage Options
2.   Solar Thermal Power and Energy Storage Historical Perspective
3.   Thermal Energy Storage
4.   Thermal Energy Storage with Solar Power Generation
5.   Battery Technology
6.   Electric Vehicles Technology
7.   Energy Hydrogenation and Decarbonization
8.   Steam Reforming  
9.   Carbon Dioxide Reforming
10. High Temperature Water Electrolysis for Hydrogen Production
11. Thermochemical Iodine Sulfur Process for Hydrogen Production
12. The Hydrogen Economy
13. High Voltage Direct Current for Wind Power
14. Smart Electrical Grid and Metering
15. Hydrogen Storage
16. Metal Hydrides
17. Primary and Secondary Storage Batteries
18. Battery Power Density, Life Cycle and Cost
19. Nickel Cadmium  and Lithium Ion Batteries
20. What makes a Sound Utility Storage Battery
21. Redox Flow Batteries and Regenerative Fuel Cells

22. Fuel Cell Kinetics
23. Fuel Cell Modeling
24. Carbon Capture and Storage
25. Societal Implications of Energy Transport and Storage
26. Pumped Energy Storage
27. Pumped Storage in Association with the Red Sea to Dead Sea Peace Canal
28. Pumped Storage Qattara Depression Solar Hydroelectric Power Generation
29. Cryogenic Energy Storage
30. Compressed Air Energy Storage
31. Kinetic Energy Flywheel Energy Storage
32. Sustainable Global Energy, Desertec Concept
33. Electrochemical Supercapacitor
34. Safety Aspects of Thermal Energy Installations
35. Urea Power
36. Battery and Fuel Cell Aircraft
37. Metal Hydrides Alloys for Hydrogen Storage
38. Run of River Hydroelectric Power
39. Ultra Capacitors Electrostatic Energy Storage
40. Natural Gas as a Bridge Fuel Toward Renewables
41. Algae Growth for Biodiesel Production
42. Global Climatic Variation and Energy Use
43. Nanopore Multilayer Isotope Batteries
44. Nuclear Battery using Clusters in Nanomaterials
45. Powerwall and Powerpack Tesla Batteries
46. Electrical Generation and Grid System Integration
47. Sustainable Energy and Resource Management
48.
Salt Gradient Solar Pond
49. Quantum Glass Battery
50. Solid State Batteries
51. Structural batteries
52. Gravitational Potential Energy Storage
53. Aerodynamic Solar Electric Vehicles
54. Recycling Electrical Vehicles Batteries
55.
Flow Cell Batteries

Appendices

I.       Greek Prefixes
II.      Abbreviations
III.    Conversion Factors and Physical Constants
IV.    Carbon Dioxide Emissions
V.      Energy Content of Different Fuels

VI.    Vector Relations
VII.   Greek Alphabet

References
 

Suggested students research topics. Fall 2023

Safety of e-bikes and EVs lithium ion batteries
Comparison of Hybrid and Plug-in EVs
Flat vs. cylindrical Li-ion batteries
Non-flammable electrolytes for batteries

Sodium Na-ion batteries
Rubidium and Cesium as additives to Na-ion batteries
Solid State batteries
Potassium K-ion, KIB batteries
Sulfur batteries

Student Projects Presentations, Spring 2022

Power Point Presentations pptx + Papers in docx Word Format : 100 points

Non-submittal of final project in pptx and docx formats results in an "incomplete" grade.

Vitor Ferreira Grizzi, "Solid State Energy Storage Batteries" pptx

Ahmed Kazan, "Sodium ion batteries, availability, potential and comparison with other batteries" pptx

Ousmane Ndiaye, "Chemical and Thermal Energy Storage in conjunction with nuclear power generation" pptx

Rajadnya, Atharva "Printable Solar Cells" pptx

Saurav Subhash "Concentrated Solar Plant CSP with TES Storage and Cost Analysis"  pptx

Julian Herrera, "Hydrogen peroxide H2O2 as a hydrogen energy storage medium" pptx

Veeresh Chitradurga Gangadhara, "Ammonia NH3 as a possible hydrogen energy storage medium" pptx

 

Student Presentations, Spring 2021

Undergraduates

Robert Adamski, "Battery and hydrogen aircraft concepts" pptx
Aaryaman Batra, "Energy Storage options for the International Space Station and in Space/Satellites" pptx
Austin Lenzi,
" Austin Lenzi Gravitational Potential Energy Storage" pptx
Sarah Long, "Compressed Air Energy Storage" pptx
Arthur Mazzeo, "Quantum Glass Battery Technology" pptx
Eric Mulshine,
"Small Scale Nuclear Generation and Nuclear Batteries" pptx
Thomas Ruane, "Flow Batteries" pptx

Graduates

Sonia Chandrasakeran, "Feasibility of 100% Zero Emission Vehicles in Illinois Powered by Renewable Energy Sources Only." pptx
Sonia Chandrasakeran, "Feasibility of 100% Zero Emission Vehicles in Illinois Powered by Renewable Energy Sources Only." docx

Roberto Fairhurst Agosta, "Renewable sources, nuclear power, and energy storage alternatives to reduce UIUC Campus CO2 Emissions" pptx
Roberto Fairhurst Agosta, "Renewable sources, nuclear power, and energy storage alternatives to reduce UIUC Campus CO2 Emissions" docx
Roberto Fairhurst Agosta, "Renewable sources, nuclear power, and energy storage alternatives to reduce UIUC Campus CO2 Emissions" pdf

Gonto Johns, "Plant Microbial Fuel Cells (PMFC),  pptx
Gonto Johns, "Plant Microbial Fuel Cells (PMFC),  docx

Yolonda L. Newman, "Recent Advances in Fuel Cell Applications" pptx
Yolonda L. Newman, "Recent Advances in Fuel Cell Applications" , docx
Yolonda L. Newman, "Recent Advances in Fuel Cell Applications" pdf

Jack Osborne, "Smart EV Battery Charging to Balance Intermittent Renewable Energy" pptx
Jack Osborne, "Feasibility of Using Smart Electric Vehicle Charging to Balance Intermittency in Renewable Energy," docx
Jack Osborne, "Feasibility of Using Smart Electric Vehicle Charging to Balance Intermittency in Renewable Energy,"  pdf

Carly Romnes, "Energy storage options in conjunction with nuclear power generation",  pptx
Carly Romnes, "Energy storage options in conjunction with nuclear power generation",  docx


Shashank Subramaniam, "Latest  Improved Tesla batteries design"  pptx
Shashank Subramaniam, "Latest  Improved Tesla batteries design"  docx
Shashank Subramaniam, "Latest  Improved Tesla batteries design"  pdf

Timothy Wallace, "Structural batteries as energy storage in Electric vehicles" pptx
Timothy Wallace, "Structural batteries as energy storage in Electric vehicles" docx

Student Presentations, Spring 2020

Stuti Surani,  "Progress of Solar Pond technology, Bhuj and Earlier Projects."

Student Presentations, Spring 2016

Alex Lopez, "Tesla Batteries,"
Andrew Groll, "Practical Hydrogen Fuel Development, A non-nuclear feasibility study,"
Sheel Shah, "Super Capacitors,"
Bartosz Turek, "Wind Power Intermittency and Energy Storage,"
Raman Aggarval, "Graphene as Energy Storage Medium of the Future,"
Sarika Malani, "Fuel Cell Airplane,"
Dan O'Grady,  "Cryogenic Energy Storage," 
Cory Markham, "Advanced Applications of Flywheels,"
Perren Delaney,  "Flow Cell Batteries,"
Byron Mui, "Gravitational Potential Energy Storage,"

Student Presentations, Fall 2014

Daniel Gardner-Dale, "Ultra Capacitors for Energy Storage"
Daniel Schultz, "Conventional and Advanced Flywheel Energy Storage"
Peter Ota, "Sulfur Based Thermochemica Process for Hydrogen Production"
Rubens B. Filho, "Decentralized Energy Production in Rural Areas"
Abbijit Limaye, " How 'Tesla' developed its Electrical Vehicle (EV) Car"
Joseph Flanagan, "Electric Vehicle Integration in the Grid System"
Daniel Li, "Production of hydrocarbons from Carbon Dioxide"
Thomaz Perilli, "Cryogenic Energy Storage"
Matthew Baxley, "Advances in Metal Hydrides for Energy Storage"
Nicholas Rivera, "Micro-grids for Distributed Power Generation in Developing Countries"
Melixa Rivera-Sustache, "Lead-Acid Battery 'Regeneration' with Life Cells to Improve Energy Storage and Waste Reduction"
Garrett Gusloff, "Metal Air Batteries"
Brenden Yung, "Nano-fluidic Fuel Cells"
Christian Zircher, "Current and Upcoming Battery Technology"
Miao Lu, "The Use of Energy Storage Systems in Electrical Resource Planning"
Gabriel Fraga, "Aluminum Utilization for Hydrogen Production"
Chris Kuprianczyk, "Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage"

Student Presentations, Fall 2012

Louis Chapdelaine, "Energy Storage in Vehicular Applications"
Piyum Zonnoz, "Urban Energy Generation and Storage"

Muyun Cai, "A Comparison Study on Natural Gas Engine and Gasoline Engine"
John Seo, "Stirling Engines"
Jonathan Pfingsten, "Algae Growth for Biodiesel Production"
Monish Singh, "The Smart Electrical Grid"
Rui Lin Tan, "Nuclear Power in Your Car. Radioisotopic Thermoelectric Generators"


Student Presentations, Fall 2011

Stephen Prtty, "Flow Batteries for Energy Storage"

Vikram Vilasur Swaminathan,  "Metal Hydrides"
Rabie Abu Salem, "Wind Power Energy Storage"
Aris Dumbris, "Viability of Waste Utilization for Algae Production"
Saurav Mohapatra, "Grid Scale Energy Storage"
Anjes Najar, "Electric Vehicle Conversion"

Zach Shukur, "Managing Carbon Emissions"
Imran Haddish,  "Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier Distribution Network"

Ron Orndorf, "Algae Farming"
Marta Baginska, "Metal Air Batteries"

Kashif Nawaz, "Energy Transport Compounds"

Student Presentations, Fall 2010

Gilbert Stungard, "Urea as an Energy Carrier"

Christopher Reed,  "Flywheel Energy Storage"
Tapan Patel, "Laminar Flow Fuel Cells"

Beth Papanek,  "Alcohol for Fuel"
Liang Meng,  "Solar Photovoltaic with Energy Storage"
Bing Guo, "Advanced Biofuels"
Vishal Nandigana, "Nanofluidic Fuel Cells"
Constantinos Mitsingas, "Fischer Tropsch Process"

Jason Peck, "Sulfur Iodine Reaction for Hydrogen Production"
Ryan Switts, "Three Gorges Hydroelectric Dam"
Chris Crone, "Salt Gradient Solar Pond"

James Babiarz, "Factors and Feasibility of Energy Plan"
Michael Rybalko, "Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine with Electrolyser for Hydrogen Energy Storage"

Term Projects Topics
Ammonia NH3 as a hydrogen storage medium
Hydrogen Peroxide H2O2 from rockets to hydrogen storage
Hydrogen storage in liquid metals
Mefhane CH4 in conjunction with hydrogen storage and use

Related Courses Information

NPRE475 Wind Power Systems
NPRE402/ME405  Nuclear Power Engineering
NPRE457/CSE462 Safety Analysis of Nuclear Reactor Systems
NPRE490MC(NPRE456/CSE416) Monte Carlo Simulations

NPRE590SF Nuclear and Radiological Safety
NPRE459/CSE417 Fuzzy Logic and its Applications

 

World Wide Web Links


Renewable Energy Access: www.renewableenergyaccess.com/rea/home
Interstate Renewable Energy Council: www.irecusa.org/
California CleanTech: www.cacleantech.com/
Emerging Energy Research: www.emerging-energy.com/
Energy Central: www.energycentral.com/
Energy Central EnergyBiz Newsletter: www.energycentral.com/centers/energybiz/ebi_list.cfm

National Renewable Energy Laboratory, NREL, Renewable Resource Data Center  :
http://www.nrel.gov/rredc/

 

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