A review of Continuum Electrochemical Engineering Models and a Novel Monte Carlo Approach to Understand Electrochemical Behavior of Lithium-Ion Batteries

  • Vinten D. Diwakar
  • S. Harinipriya
  • Venkat R. Subramanian
Part of the Modern Aspects of Electrochemistry book series (MAOE, volume 50)


Electrochemical phenomenon associated with systems from electrochemical energy (Batteries, Fuel cells and capacitors) to electro deposition are multistep and multi-phenomena processes and hence can be very tedious to simulate. The multi-phenomena characteristics of the processes involved in electro deposition and other electrochemical systems including electrochemical power sources pose inherent difficulties in writing efficient algorithms. These processes also encompass varied length and time scales again posing barriers to efficient simulation. Traditionally, continuum models have been used to simulate electrochemical systems and have been the chief tool for researchers in this field. The behavior of battery systems for example have been sufficiently described by continuum models for the last two decades. Continuum modeling is an attractive tool for battery systems design and optimization studies apart from its ability to predict transport and thermal behavior. In this chapter, a brief review of continuum electrochemical engineering models for lithium-ion batteries is provided. The capabilities and limitations of these models are discussed. Next, a continuum Monte Carlo approach is proposed to characterize the cathode material of lithium-ion batteries.


Continuum Model Cathode Material Monte Carlo Model Battery System Applied Current Density 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vinten D. Diwakar
    • 1
  • S. Harinipriya
    • 2
  • Venkat R. Subramanian
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringTennessee Technological UniversityCookevilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of NanotechnologySRM UniversityChennaiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Energy Environmental & Chemical EngineeringWashington UniversitySaint LouisUSA

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