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Biodegradability

Almost all electronic devices around the globe use a battery. Whether it be a standard AA or a more advanced rechargeable lithium-ion battery, they are used constantly to power electronics. However, in mankind’s journey to help find a cleaner energy source, they still ultimately, hurt our planet. Current batteries are consistently disposed in landfills. Through degradation, materials that make up the battery leak into the soil affecting surrounding ecosystems and eventually make their way into our rivers polluting our water. Compounds in batteries are also highly flammable and cause large landfill fires causing more pollution and greenhouse gases to enter our atmosphere and deplete our ozone layer. Our mission is to make sure that batteries have a lesser impact on the environment and have beneficial environmental aspects that make them more attractive to consumers.

Biodegradability materials reduce surrounding environmental impact

Solid-State Technology

Liquid Electrolyte vs Solid-State Electrolyte

One problem in most batteries is that the barrier between both terminals allows the positive side to touch the negative side. This causes the battery to short circuit causing the battery to stop working prior to it losing all of its charge. By using solid-state technology, Disolv is able to solve this problem by providing a barrier in between that allows electrons to flow between the two terminals within having buildup from either of the terminals touch each other. By preventing this short circuit from happening, solid-state technology will allow batteries to last longer and be more efficient by allowing batteries to last for their full potential. On top of that, the solid electrolyte will allow the battery to have a significantly greater energy density. This means that for the same size, a battery with solid-state technology has more energy than a normal battery with a liquid electrolyte. Ultimately, solid-state technology provides many benefits whether that be in efficiency, power, or lifespan. We believe that consumers should be able to get the most out of their product which is why we created the better battery with solid-state technology.

Current Testing

The image to the left might not look like much, but it’s actually a test to find the ideal thickness for our electrolyte when testing. Each test you see is a result of sandwiching 2 electrodes and letting the electrolyte dry for an extended period of time. The next steps in this process is creating a cradle to help create a sandwich battery by acting as a structure for compressing the battery together.

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Prototype Update

Happy new year! We will now be posting on our website as well as our LinkedIn. Recent developments have been promising! The latest version of our electrolyte shown on the left has provided the needed 1.5v. In order to get a film of electrolyte we used a wire wound rod. Next steps include capacity testing and temperature testing.

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