The technical program of the Conference will be organized in morning and afternoon sessions on different topics.

LABAT’2017 Conference sessions will start at 08:30 on Tuesday, 13 June 2017 and will end at about 14:00 on Friday, 16 June 2017. The final technical program for the conference will be published on this web-page by the end of April 2017.

The official language of the Conference is English, no translation facilities will be provided.
The time for an oral presentation will be 20 minutes followed by 5 minutes for discussion. A multimedia system for MS Power Point presentations (versions 2007 and 2010) will be provided to all speakers. Speakers will be informed of the tentative day and time of their presentation(s) before finalizing the technical program of LABAT’2017.

Poster sessions will also be organized during LABAT’2017 Conference. Authors who prefer to contribute poster(s) rather than oral presentation(s) should inform the Conference Organizers of their preference.

Authors should refer to the Conference Proceedings section to see the requirements for preparation and submission of extended abstracts and poster preparations.


Below is the list of lectures accepted for presentation up to now.


Major research and development trends in the ILA/ALABC strategy
B. Monahov , ILA/ALABC, USA
Microstructure and electrochemical studies on carbon nanomaterial additives for positive active mass of industrial lead-acid cells
F. Trinidad, Exide Technologies S. L. U, Spain
A. Larrea, A. Orera, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, Spain
H. Niepraschk, Exide Technologies Operations GmbH & Co., Germany
Carbon additives in advanced lead-acid batteries – solutions and opportunities
P. Atanassova, A. Du Pasquier, Cabot Corporation, USA
P. Nikolov, M. Matrakova, D. Pavlov, IEES-BAS, Bulgaria
Effects of surface chemistry of carbon on hydrogen evolution reaction in lead-carbon electrodes
B. Bozkaya, J. Settelein, H. Lorrmann, Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research, Germany
Carbons for advanced lead-acid batteries: properties and role
D. Cericola, B. Caprara, M. Spahr, Imerys Graphite and Carbon, Switzerland
Electrochemical evaluation of lead-carbon electrodes for micro hybrid vehicle applications
M. Blecua, E. Fatás, P. Ocón, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
F. Trinidad, J. Valenciano, F. de la Fuente, Exide Technologies, Spain
Surface modifications of carbon additives for reducing hydrogen evolution
A. Du Pasquier, A. Korchev, D. Miller, B. Merritt, P. Atanassova, Cabot Corporation, USA
Carbon's impact on active material utilization in advanced lead-acid batteries using thin plate technology
J. Lannelongue, A. Kirchev, M. Cugnet, CEA & ADEME, France
How to develop best carbon/graphite products for lead-carbon battery applications
J. Li, F. Henry, Y. Feng, Superior Graphite, USA
MOLECULAR REBAR® discrete carbon nanotubes for lead-acid batteries
J. Meyers, P. Everill, S. Swogger, N. Sugumaran, Black Diamond Structures, USA
Lead-acid battery performance enhancement through the scalable and cost-effective introduction of carbon nano materials
B. Cahana, A. Korzhenko, Z. Gottesfeld, Voltanano, Izrael
Carbon enhanced VRLA battery for frequency regulation in energy storage system
J. Xiang, J. Chen, P. Ding, Narada Power Source Co., China
Performances of lead-carbon electrode based on rice-husk-derived carbon under partial state of charge operation
W. Zhang, H. Lin, Jilin University, China
Nano structured reduced graphene oxide (RGO) coated TiO2 as negative electrode additive for advanced lead-acid batteries
N. Vangapally, S. A. Gaffoor, S. K. Martha, IIT-HYD, India
Triangle-shaped graphene domains by LP-CVD and update of graphene application in motive power battery
G.-P. Dai, Chaowei Power Ltd., China
Determining the electrochemical activity of carbon additives in diluted sulfuric acid with focus on the hydrogen evolution reaction
J. Settelein, B. Bozkaya, H. Lorrmann, G. Sextl, Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research, Germany
The effect of carbon additives to the negative active mass of the lead-acid batteries: a study by impedance spectroscopy
V. O. Danilova, M. M. Burashnikova, S. D. Gricenko, M. A. Samsonov, I. A. Kazarinov, Saratov State University, Russia
A stable colloid prepared via electrolysis used in carbon paste for the negative electrodes of lead-acid battery in vehicle applications
B. Jinpeng, Y. Wang, H. Lin, J. Shi, Zh. Lin, Jilin University, China
Lead-carbon composite prepared by electroless plating and its influence on the negative electrode in lead-acid battery
J. Yin, L. Haibo, Zh. Lin, Y. Wang, J. Shi, Jilin University, China
The modification of carbon surface by Pb - a method to improve the effects of carbon in the negative plates of lead-acid battery
Zh. Lin, L. Haibo, J. Yin, J. Shi, B. Jinpeng, Y. Wang, Jilin University, China
A novel positive paste of lead-acid battery with enhanced cycle life
Y. Wang, L. Hongkun, H. Lin, J. Shi, Jilin University, China
Effect of electrode structure and type of electrolyte on the PbO2/C asymmetric supercapacitors
M. Mladenov, S. Vassilev, S. Veleva, A. Stoyanova, IEES-BAS, Bulgaria
B. Tsintsarski, IOCCP-BAS, Bulgaria
N. Boshkov, IPC-BAS, Bulgaria
Comparison between different battery types
M. Pandev, Center of Innovation-BAS, Bulgaria


Electrochemical properties of lead-graphene alloys
L. Yolshina, Institute of High-Temperature Electrochemistry, Russia
The microstructural and morphological development of a Micro-Alloyed Soft Pb, SUPERSOFT-HYCYCLE®, for cycling applications
M. Raiford, T. Ellis, RSR Technologies, USA
On the electrochemical behaviour of Pb-Sb-Se alloy in sulfuric acid solution: effect of surfactants
O. Saoudi, L. Zerroual, University Ferhat ABBAS, Algeria
Electrochemical evaluation of Pb-Ca-Sn-Sr for positive grid of lead-acid batteries
A. Alagheband, A. Kosarib, D. Nakhaiec, M. Kalanid, M. Y. Azimie, Nirugostaran Khorasan Mfg. Co., Iran
Present status of lead-rare earth alloys used in lead-acid batteries in China
H. Chen, R. Zhao, South China Normal University, China


Elementary processes taking place during charge and discharge of lead-acid batteries
D. Pavlov, IEES-BAS, Bulgaria
A third stable potential in lead-acid batteries
C. D’Alkaine, H. R. de Freitas, Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil
Electroreduction kinetics of lead sulfate in lead-acid battery negative plates
Y. Hamano, I. Ban, K. Hirakawa, Y. Yamaguchi, GS Yuasa International Ltd., Japan
Study of lead sulfate crystal growth during anodic oxidation of lead in sulfuric acid solution
L. Chladil, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Enhancing the performance of lead-acid batteries by additives to the negative active mass
P. Nikolov, M. Matrakova, A. Aleksandrova, D. Pavlov, IEES-BAS, Bulgaria
Addition effects of aluminum or magnesium ions on the electrochemical behavior of lead electrode in sulfuric acid solution with potassium sulfate
H. Hirai, National Institute of Technology, Japan
Effect of organic additives on the lead-acid battery negative and positive electrodes
A. Aleksandrova, St. Ruevski, P. Nikolov, M. Matrakova, IEES-BAS, Bulgaria
Effect of glycine incorporated leady oxide and non-conventional nanostructured additives on the performance of lead-acid battery
S. Mayavan, S. M. Kumar, S. Arun, C. Arul, Central Electrochemical Research Institute, India
Application of nano-silica sol in ESS batteries
Hua, G. Cao, T. Ban, W. Liu, Shandong Jinkeli Power Sources Technology Co., Ltd., China
Combined effect of fibrous structures and other additives in NAM
P. Vanysek, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Performance of lead-acid batteries depended on the conductivity of positive grids
J. Shi, L. Haibo, Zh. Lin, B. Jinpeng, Y. Wang, W. Zhang, J. Yin, Jilin University, China
XRD characterization of negative electrode mass of lead-acid batteries
O. Cech, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Possibilities of using glass fibers in negative active mass
J. Zimakova, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Analysis on the deterioration mechanism of lead-acid batteries
H. Hirano, T. Kimura, K. Sumiya, Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd., Japan
The influence of various dopants on initial stages of lead dioxide electrocrystallization from nitrate and methanesulfonate electrolytes
O. Shmychkova, T. Luk'yanenko, A. Velichenko, Ukrainian State University of Chemical Technology, Ukraine
Method and device for lead-acid battery operating under critical applications
V. Naidenov, IEES-BAS, Bulgaria
B. Shirov, TASC, Bulgaria
Effect of cured PAM density and amount of tribasic lead sulfate on utilization and deep cycling ability of positive plate in lead-acid battery
A. Nishimura, M. Matsushita, J. Furukawa, Furukawa Battery Co., Ltd., UltraBattery Division, Japan
Seeing inside lead-acid batteries using neutron imaging
J. M. Campillo Robles, Mondragon University, Spain
D. Goonetilleke, N. Sharma, School of Chemistry, UNSW Australia
U. Garbe, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Australia
P. Türkyilmaz, Yiğit Akü Malzemeleri A. Ş., Turkey
Investigation of acid stratification in lead-acid batteries
A. Hammouche, S. Goertler, Johnson Controls Power Solutions EMEA, Germany
Enhanced deep cycle life performance for gel VRLA batteries
A. Grigas, H. Niepraschk, Exide Technologies GmbH, Germany
A. Azaibi, F. Trinidad, Exide Technologies S.L.U., Spain
Using neutron imaging and diffraction to non-destructively probe batteries, including lead-acid batteries
N. Sharma, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia
On the electrochemical activity of beta-lead dioxide in sulfuric acid solution: a comparative study between the chemical and electrochemical routes
I. Derafa, L. Zerroual, University Ferhat ABBAS, Algeria


Experience with a new filling process for VRLA batteries in GEL technology
K. D. Merz, J. Cilia, Abertax Technologies, Malta
Formation with acid recirculation technology – the Inbatec process
Ch. Papmahl, Inbatec GmbH, Germany
Novel technology for production of lead-acid batteries by application of low energy impact technology (LEIT)
V. Naidenov, IEES-BAS, Bulgaria
B. Shirov, TASC, Bulgaria
Design and manufacturing criteria for high-performance, low-cost, large-format bipolar lead batteries
E. O. Shaffer II, Advanced Battery Concepts, USA
Design, development and commercialization of new gas recombination vent plug for lead-acid batteries
S. Joshi, M. Hegde, Greenvision Technologies Pvt. Ltd., India
Variance-based sensitivity of the electrolyte concentration to separator properties in a valve-regulated lead-acid battery during high-rate discharge
A. van Rensburg, North-West University, South Africa
New separator approaches for lead-acid batteries
R. Waterhouse, C. La, M. Warren, J. Kim, D. Wandera, J. Frenzel, J. Norris, D. Lee, C. Rogers, E. Hostetler, R. W. Pekala, ENTEK International LLC, USA
Electrochemical evaluation of electrodes with nanostructured PbO and with carbon nanotubes for use in lead-acid batteries
S. Garcia Esparza, M. E. Trevino Torres, M. F. Videa Vargas, J. C. Ortiz Rodriguez, S. A. Perez Garcia, L. M. Martinez de Videa, L. Licea Jimenez, Enerya, S. A. DE C. V., Mexico


New route for secondary lead recycling, industrial plant experience from exhaust batteries for new ones
G. Fusillo, R. Guerriero, G. La Sala, STC srl, Italy
Hydrometallurgy from the lab to industry: green, sustainable and superior
A. Fox, M. Freeman, Aurelius Environmental, UK
Modern methods of disposal for lead-acid batteries
A. Rusin, A. Kudryavtsev, O. Moroz, Baltic Energy Company, Russia
Recovery methods of lead batteries
A. Kudryavtsev, A. Rusin, O. Moroz, Baltic Energy Company, Russia
Recycling of lead-acid batteries
S. Gishin, Technical University, Bulgaria
Modelling of charging characteristics in terms of process parameters as temperature and acid density for controlling beta-PbO2 phase
P. Türkyılmaz, V. Karahan, A. Apaydın, Yiğit Akü A. Ş.,Turkey
Preparation and properties of a porous membrane based on PTFE and PVDF for VRLA batteries
A. A. Sapisheva, T. S. Khramkova, V. S. Shalayeva, M. M. Burashnikova, S. A. Klimova, Saratov State University, Russia


The quality control during the lead-acid battery assembly production
Y. Chen, Jiangsu CEMT Energy Equipment Co., Ltd., China
Closed-loop predictive control for adherence to the commanded energy exchange with a VRLA battery
G. Kujundžić, Public Enterprise Croatian Telecom JSC, Bosnia and Herzegovina M. Vašak, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Control on battery charge
S. Gishin, Technical University, Bulgaria


Empirical sulfation model for VRLA Batteries under cycling operation
M. Franke, J. Kowal, Technical University Berlin, Germany
Simulation of one-dimensional lead-acid battery using spectral collocation method
V. Esfahanian, J. Vashahri, University of Tehran, Iran
Uncertainty quantification and sensitivity analysis of lead-acid batteries
H. Dehghandorost, V. Esfahanian, F. Chaychizadeh, A. B. Ansari, University of Tehran, Iran
Three-dimensional numerical simulation of lead-acid battery
V. Esfahanian, H. Afshari, A. Pouyaei, A. B. Ansari, University of Tehran, Iran
Unsupervised reduce order modeling of lead-acid battery using Markov chain model
A. A. Shahbazi, V. Esfahanian, University of Tehran, Iran
Optimization of grid configuration by investigating its effect on positive plate of lead-acid batteries
A. Alagheband, M. Azimib, H. Hashemic, M. Kalanid, D. Nakhaiek, Nirugostaran Khorasan Mfg. Co., Iran
Design of a comprehensive battery pack simulator for hardware-in-the loop-testing of the hybrid electric vehicle control unit
H. Nehzati, M. Safarabadi, M. Esfahanian, M. J. Esfandyari, Z. Pourbafarani, University of Tehran, Iran
Homotopy analysis of lead-acid batteries
V. Esfahanian, H. Dehghandorost, F. Chaychizadeh, University of Tehran, Iran
Efficient simulation of VRLA battery using improved mathematical model
V. Esfahanian, F. Chaychizadeh, H. Dehghandorost, A. B. Ansari, University of Tehran, Iran
Grid design and simulation of AGM battery
O. Traisigkhachol, Johnson Controls Autobatterie GmbH, Germany
Simulation of a lead-acid cell in photovoltaic application and comparison with filed results
J. Andrade, P. Impinnisi, L. Alkimin de Lacerda, J. E. Sebold, Institutos LACTEC, Brazil
Enhanced performance of the battery system in hybrid electric vehicle using fuzzy logic-based control of the charge/discharge rate
M. J. Esfandyari, V. Esfahanian, M. R. Hairi Yazdi, H. Nehzati, M. Ayati, University of Tehran, Iran
Reduced order modeling of 2-D lead-acid battery considering free convection effect
V. Esfahanian, A. B. Ansari, F. Torabi, University of Tehran, Iran
Cluster-based reduced-order modeling of lead-acid battery
V. Esfahanian, A. A. Shahbazi, University of Tehran, Iran
A physics based model for fast and accurate simulation of lead–acid battery
V. Esfahanian, A. A. Shahbazi, A. B. Ansari, University of Tehran, Iran
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