BTU International, Inc., a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the electronics manufacturing and alternative energy markets, will present at the 39th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (IACC), scheduled to take place Jan. 25-30, 2015, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort and Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, FL. Ramesh D. Peelamedu, Ph.D., and Donald A. Seccombe Jr., P.E., co-authored and will present the paper entitled “Performance Study of Li-Ion Battery Electrodes Dried Using Inline Microwave Hybrid System.” BTU will also exhibit in booth number 307 at the show.
The interaction of microwave energy (MW) with battery solvent and aqueous coating materials can dry the electrodes significantly faster compared to conventional methods that are currently being used for primary and secondary drying in the battery industry. The time, energy and footprint savings reduce the cost of ownership, which would ultimately result in production cost savings.
The comparable performance of MW dried electrodes against baseline electrodes proved that BTU’s hybrid microwave technology can be used without damaging electrode microstructure, significantly reducing electrode moisture levels, still maintaining industry standard battery performance levels, while operating outside of a dry room.. For more information visit BTU’s booth # 307 at IACC, or visit www.btu.com.
BTU International is global supplier and technology leader of advanced thermal processing equipment and processes to the electronics and alternative energy manufacturing markets. BTU equipment is used in the production of printed circuit board assemblies and semiconductor packaging as well as in solar cell and nuclear fuel manufacturing. BTU has operations in North Billerica, Massachusetts and Shanghai, China with direct sales and service in the USA, Asia and Europe. Information about BTU International is available at www.btu.com.