SOME TOPICS IN APPLIED ELECTROCHEMICAL KINETICS

Authors
  1. Casey, E.J.
  2. Coleman, J.R.
  3. Adams, W.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The designer of an electrochemical reactor attempts to minimize the inevitable energy losses associated with irreversible processes. The slow steps, which are the greatest offenders, have to be identified. Fortunately, diagnostic techniques have arisen from developments in electrochemical kinetics -- not only for electrode processes but also for the mass-transfer and phase-separation processes which occur in series and parallel in every electrochemical reactor. Although electroplating, anodizing and electromachining, electro-winning and electrosynthesis are acknowledged as activities also of great importance to Canadian life, in this paper the examples will be drawn from the authors' work on batteries and fuel cells, i.e. from attempts to identify the slow steps and the wasteful side reactions, and to design around them.
Report Number
829 —
Date of publication
15 Jul 1980
Number of Pages
24
DSTKIM No
81-01139
CANDIS No
32179
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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