Head of Laboratory

Pugach, Mikhail A

PhD in Engineering, Associate Professor
Publications
15
Citations
191
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Publications
15
Citations
205
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7
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Lab team

We are the team of experts from different areas: physics, mathematics, electrochemistry, control theory, micro- and power-electronics who joined together to develop flexible tools for simulation and control of redox flow batteries. Our scope of expertise covers experimental and numerical study of redox flow batteries technologies on different levels, starting from small lab-scale prototypes going to industrial-scale systems with power of several kW. That allow us developing unique solutions for investigation of RFB systems as well as control their main parameters in order to ensure battery stable operation with high energy efficiency.

  1. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
  2. Mathematical modeling
  3. Galvanostatic charge-discharge
Mikhail Pugach
Head of Laboratory
Nikita Buryak 🤝
PhD student

Research directions

Redox Flow Battery design

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Redox Flow Battery design
A typical vanadium redox flow battery cell is symmetric and consists of two equal half-cells. Each half cell contains: Current collector (provides the electrons to the circuit), Bipolar plate (maintains the electron transfer between electrodes from different cells or between an electrode and a current collector), Electrode (the redox reaction occurs on its surface), Flowframe (provides the fluid flow in the cell). One of the research purposes is the optimization of the whole stack design and modification of each component, to provide the best performance and lifespan of the battery.

Battery management system

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Battery management system
Battery Management System (BMS) is a core of the battery that controls and monitors its main parameters preventing battery from emergence cases, improving its performance and lifespan. Our battery management platform is developed under high industrial standards and has a model-based-design that allows users to configure the BMS according to the application’s requirements and the battery’s capabilities. The BMS is comprised of hardware and software components, integrated with WEB-based SCADA monitoring system that shows the main parameters of the battery on one screen and provides alerts for emergency cases. Thus, you can easily monitor instant battery state, voltage, current and temperature with the browser whenever you are.

Redox Flow Battery simulation

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Redox Flow Battery simulation
The simulation tool for modeling of RFB systems with different sizes (lab-scale – industrial-scale) under different operating conditions (loading current, flow rates, temperatures, etc.). The core of our simulator is a zero-dimensional dynamical model developed by our group that combines high accuracy with fast simulation time. The model was validated with a wide set of experimental data, demonstrating good agreement with experiments. Post-processing of experimental data for polarization and charge-discharge curves Simulation and analysis of enteral process (crossover, mass-transport polarization, non-isothermal effect) Simulation of polarization curves in the framework of different voltage models Simulation of dynamic battery operation under different conditions: Battery voltage and power, Battery SOC, Chemical conversion in the cell, Optimal flow rates; Available battery capacity, Imbalance. Feasibility analysis for main battery parameters, considering boundaries for physical parameters Battery power and capacity scaling analysis Energy losses analysis Electrolyte utilization

Lab address

г. Москва, улица Нобеля, 3, Инновационный центр Сколково
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