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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Electrochemical Engineering - N105007
Title: Elektrochemické inženýrství
Guaranteed by: Department of Inorganic Technology (105)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2008 to 2019
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:4
E-Credits: winter s.:4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: 20 / 20 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Bouzek Karel prof. Dr. Ing.
Kodým Roman Ing. Ph.D.
Is interchangeable with: M105002
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.
Last update: ROZ105 (28.11.2013)
Aim of the course -

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.

Last update: Bouzek Karel (14.08.2013)
Literature -

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

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

Last update: Bouzek Karel (14.08.2013)
Learning resources -

Last update: Bouzek Karel (14.08.2013)
Requirements to the exam -

Seminary work consists of completing 4 model cases. Subject is closed by an oral examination.

Last update: Bouzek Karel (14.08.2013)
Syllabus -

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

Last update: Bouzek Karel (14.08.2013)
Registration requirements -

Physical Chemistry I, Chemical Engineering II

Last update: Bouzek Karel (14.08.2013)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1.5 42
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
Účast na seminářích 0.5 14
4 / 4 112 / 112
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Defense of an individual project 40
Oral examination 60