Keynote: Numerical Simulation of Primary Alkaline Zn–MnO2 Batteries

In this keynote talk from COMSOL Day: Batteries & Fuel Cells, Xiaotong Chadderdon of Energizer introduces primary alkaline Zn–MnO2 battery technology as well as the role of modeling in accelerating product development. During the presentation, Dr. Chadderdon discusses a continuum model developed in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software to simulate the discharge behavior of primary Zn–MnO2 alkaline batteries for performance prediction. She then shows how the simulation results for the cell voltages compared with experiments. At the end of her presentation, Dr. Chadderdon touches on the use of simulation apps at Energizer.

Xiaotong Chadderdon is a senior engineer at Energizer, where she works on developing electrochemical models as well as analyzing and delivering simulation results to support primary alkaline Zn–MnO2 and Zn–air battery development. She received her PhD in chemical engineering from Iowa State University.