What does Reconditioning a Battery Mean?
Battery reconditioning means bringing back the healthy life of a battery, that is, full charging capacity and standard electrolyte level. This can be achieved by treating the battery with specific chemicals (purity chemistry) or by treating it with different combinations of chemicals (polymer chemistry). The most widely used electrolyte combination is a large number of different electrolytes that act as semi-conductors and allow the battery to charge even if the battery has an irregular shape. Various manufacturers of batteries have their own proprietary combinations of electrolytes. Different chemicals behave differently and may react differently.
Sustainable chemistry offers a new set of possibilities for battery charge, which are often seen as impractical with the legacy battery chemistry. The new concepts of Sustainable Chemistry make the charging process more eco-friendly and also improve the battery performance and lifespan. The new concepts are based on the use of different liquids that act as semi-conductors in the batteries, but without making them heavier. The most widely used electrolyte is a mix of metals and non-metals. The metallic electrolytes will make the battery function properly in extreme environments, like - in air. The non-metallic electrolytes can discharge the battery in air.
This technology is also used in hybrid automobiles. With the use of hybrid chemistry, a battery is made so that it retains most of its charge, even when exposed to extreme weather conditions. A battery may work as a hybrid automobile or as a non-hybrid automobile.
New Battery Technologies are Being Developed.
Each new development gives us new possibilities for the battery charge control process. The most recent developments are in the use of nanotechnology (nanowires) in an electrolyte. Nanowires are long, single-walled molecules made of carbon, silicon and oxygen. This combination is unique among materials. It means the electrodes are made of nanowires and the electrolyte is made of nanotubes. It gives good conductive properties even at high temperature, even in air and under extreme temperature variations. Since it's a thin film of carbon, the technology can also be applied to the cell production process.
Since the nanotubes also behave as conductors, the ability to produce flexible batteries is also possible. The battery can be made thin and flexible in application like a cell phone. This also improves their durability and the ability to withstand the high heat and mechanical shock from small children.
The battery can be designed for cost reduction in application. This is done through the use of thin film technologies and new materials like nano-sensor for the battery. The new sensor will enable the battery to charge quickly, avoid the overcharging and discharge life, and the battery life in extreme heat.
These are only two of the many applications of the new thin film batteries. They are the future of batteries. In addition to the applications listed above, solar energy has applications in the areas of portable generators, solar cookers, solar heaters, solar battery chargers, etc. Another interesting development is the use of batteries in the solar power system in a wind turbine.
With the progress in this field, we can expect that the years to come will witness a reduction in power cost. The use of the solar power in our lives will definitely bring better saving.