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Solving Battery Fire and Explosion Issues, Water Batteries Expected to Hit the Market Within 5 Years

Scientists from Liaoning University in Shenyang, China, and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia have jointly developed an innovative “aqueous metal ion battery,” also known as a “water battery.” This breakthrough technology, which utilizes water as the electrolyte, addresses the significant safety risks of fire and explosion associated with traditional batteries. The design of water batteries enables easy disassembly for material recycling, enhancing their environmental friendliness. While currently offering a lower energy density compared to lithium-ion batteries, ongoing research into new nanomaterials for electrodes aims to improve this aspect significantly. Water batteries promise to be a safer, more sustainable, and potentially cheaper alternative to existing battery technologies, with the potential to replace lead-acid and gradually lithium-ion batteries. This development is expected to have a profound impact on the battery industry, promoting safer energy storage solutions and sustainable development.

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