Part 1. Fundamentals of Lead-Acid Batteries 1. Invention and Development of the Lead-Acid Battery 2. Fundamentals of Lead-Acid Batteries Part 2. Materials Used for Lead-Acid Battery Manufacture 3. H2SO4 Electrolyte-An Active Material in the Lead-Acid Cell 4. Lead Alloys and Grids. Grid Design Principles 5. Leady Oxide Part 3. Processes During Paste Preparation and Curing of the Plates 6. Pastes and Grid Pasting 7. Additives to the Pastes for Positive and Negative Battery Plates 8. Curing of Battery Plates Part 4. Plate Formation 9. Soaking of Cured Plates Before Formation 10. Formation of Positive Lead-Acid Battery Plates 11. Processes During Formation of Negative Battery Plates 12. Technology of Formation Part 5. Battery Storage and VRLA Batteries 13. Processes After Formation of the Plates and During Battery Storage 14. Valve-Regulated Lead-Acid (VRLA) Batteries 15. Lead-Carbon Electrodes Part 6. Calculation of the Active Materials in a Lead-Acid Cell 16. Calculation of the Active Materials for Lead-Acid Cells
Newly revised and expanded edition on the theory of the technological processes of lead-acid battery manufacture
Detchko Pavlov is Professor of Electrochemistry and, since 1997, Full Member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He is one of the founders of the Central Laboratory of Electrochemical Power Sources (CLEPS) (now IEES) at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and has been Head of the Lead Acid Batteries Department at this Institute for over 45 years since its establishment in 1967. His major scientific achievements are in the field of electrochemistry of lead; disclosing the structure of the lead and lead dioxide active masses; elucidating the mechanism of the processes involved in the technology of lead-acid battery manufacture and operation, as well as of the oxygen cycle reactions in VRLAB. His recent research efforts have been focused on evaluation of the effects of carbon additives to the negative plates and identification of the mechanism(s) of their action.