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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Electrochemical Engineering - D105004
Title: Elektrochemické inženýrství
Guaranteed by: Department of Inorganic Technology (105)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2015
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:0
E-Credits: winter s.:0
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/0, other [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
Guarantor: Bouzek Karel prof. Dr. Ing.
Is interchangeable with: AP105001, P105001
Annotation -
Last update: ROZ105 (23.04.2014)
The target of this subject is to make students familiar with modern approach to the description and optimisation of the electrochemical processes. The subject is based on the knowledge gained in the basic course of chemical engineering and physical chemistry. This knowledge is applied to the problems of technical electrochemistry.
Aim of the course -
Last update: ROZ105 (23.04.2014)

Students will be able to

  • design an electrochemical cell, including suitable construction materials;

  • calculate distribution of local potentials, charge and mas flux density;

  • define basic economic characteristics of the process.

Literature -
Last update: ROZ105 (09.06.2014)

R: Bouzek K., Elektrochemické inženýrství, učební text VŠCHT Praha, 1999, 8070803681

A: Roušar I, Micka K, Kimla A, Technická Elektrochemie II, Academia Praha,1981

A: Newman J, Electrochemical systems, Prentice‐Hall, Inc., N.J., 1973

A: Malinovský M, Roušar I, Teoretické základy pochodů anorganické technologie I, SNTL Praha, 1987

A: Wendt H., Kreysa G., Electrochemical Engineering, Springer, Berlin 1999, 3540643869

A: Walsh F., A First Course in Electrochemical Engineering, The Electrochemical Consultancy, Hants 1993, 0951730711

Syllabus -
Last update: ROZ105 (23.04.2014)

1. Electrode reaction kinetics

2. Basics of the flow hydrodynamics in an electrochemical cell

3. Mass transfer in the electrolyte solutions

4. Methods of experimental determination and estimation of mass transfer coefficient

5. Methods of mass transfer intensification in the industrial electrolysers

6. Separators in an electrochemical cell - types, function, mass transfer description

7. Balance of voltage losses and calculation of electrochemical cell voltage

8. Primary, secondary and tertiary current density distribution - Laplace equation

9. Analytical solution of a Laplace equation for simple geometry

10. Laplace equation solution by means of conservative schemes

11. Differential approximation in solution of the convective diffusion problem

12. Types of electrochemical reactors

13. Bipolar arrangement of an electrochemical reactor - evaluation of s parasitic current

14. Factors influencing selection of an electrochemical reactor

Course completion requirements -
Last update: ROZ105 (23.04.2014)

Calculation and defence of 4 model examples and oral exam

Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Defense of an individual project 20
Oral examination 80