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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Electrochemical Engineering - AP105001
Title: Electrochemical Engineering
Guaranteed by: Department of Inorganic Technology (105)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2019
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/0, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Bouzek Karel prof. Dr. Ing.
Interchangeability : P105001
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
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. Theoretical lectures are accompanied by the seminaries allowing by the means of modern methods of mathematical modeling more detailed understanding of the studied phenomena.
Last update: Hladíková Jana (19.11.2018)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to

  • design of an electrochemical cell, including basic selection of suitable construction materials;

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

  • define basic economic characteristics of the process.

Last update: Hladíková Jana (19.11.2018)
Literature -

D: Newman J., Thomas-Alyea K.E., Electrochemical systems, John Wiley&Sons, 2004, ISBN: 978-0-471-47756-3

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

D: Fuller T.F., Harb J.N., Electrochemical Engineering, John Wiley&Sons, 2018, ISBN: 978-1-119-44659-0

Last update: Kubová Petra (30.11.2018)
Learning resources -

Last update: Hladíková Jana (19.11.2018)
Teaching methods -

lectures, seminaries dealing with mathematical modelling of selected electrochemical systems

Last update: Hladíková Jana (19.11.2018)
Requirements to the exam -


Last update: Hladíková Jana (19.11.2018)
Syllabus -

The subject is focused on the following topics:

1. Electrode reaction kinetics

2. Basics of the flow dynamics in an electrochemical cell

3. Mass transfer in the electrolyte solutions

Methods of experimental determination and estimation of mass transfer coefficient; methods of mass transfer intensification in the industrial electrolysers; separators in an electrochemical cell - types, function, mass transfer


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

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

Analytical solution of a Laplace equation for simple geometry; Laplace equation solution by means of conservative schemes; differential approximation in solution of the convective diffusion problem

6. Types of electrochemical reactors

7. Bipolar arrangement of an electrochemical reactor - evaluation of a parasitic current

8. Factors influencing selection of an electrochemical reactor

Last update: Hladíková Jana (19.11.2018)
Entry requirements -


Last update: Hladíková Jana (19.11.2018)
Registration requirements -


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Course completion requirements -

Completion and defence of 4 mathematical modeling tasks and subsequent oral exam

Last update: Hladíková Jana (19.11.2018)