The Rechargeable Zinc-Ion battery solution is a safe cost effective alternative power cell. Zinc-Ion battery are safer compared to lithium-ion batteries. Lithium batteries run the risk of thermal runaway and are acceptable to fire danger. Zinc-ion alone poses no concern as it use a water-based chemistry that results in the inability for fires to physically occur.
A typical ZIB consists of a cathode for hosting Zn ions, zinc metal anode, electrolyte, and a separator to separate cathode and anode, which is quite similar to the structure of a LIB. Zinc-ions will move between a cathode and anode during charging and discharging processes. Since Volta et al. used zinc metal as electrode in battery in 1999 for the first time, Zn metal has been deemed as an ideal anode material in types of primary and secondary Zn cells due to many excellent properties, especially high capacity of Zn metal anode, non toxicity, relatively low redox potential (− 0.76 V vs. standard hydrogen electrode (SHE)), high safety, and low cost.
Therefore, such Zn metal has been applied in various batteries, such as Ni–Zn batteries, MnO2–Zn batteries, Zn-ion batteries, and Zn–air batteries. Zinc batteries have been around for centuries, mainly in the form of disposable, non-rechargeable batteries. Zinc-Ion power cells has demonstrated true potential and resulting in the idea that achieving highly rechargeable zinc batteries is attainable and feasible. Zinc-ion has the advantage of using raw materials that can be sourced domestically in North America, removing the risk of foreign supply chains.
Zinc-Ion Power Cell Advantage;
- 100% recyclable
- high energy
- light weight
- compact size
- no fire potential
- low cost & economical
- wide operating temperature range
- High Capacity and Long Cycle Life
- Manufacture will have unlimited access to free minerals