The role of silica in separator technology
Finally, we will demonstrate the importance of controlling particle size on separator homogeneity and how under certain conditions, silica can be dissolved into the acid electrolyte of a Pb-acid battery.
Rick Pekala has a Sc.D. degree in polymeric materials from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After periods of research at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and at PPG Industries, he joined ENTEK in 1999 where he assisted with the commercialization of various new products such as lithium-ion and lead‒acid battery separators, and electrically conductive porous film. Rick is currently the Chief Technology Officer for ENTEK International LLC.