14HEI47 - Fundamentals of electrochemical engineering

Course specification
Course titleFundamentals of electrochemical engineering
Study programmeChemical Engineering
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      ConditionPhysical chemistry I (attendance) ; Physical chemistry II, Electrochemistry (exam)Облик условљености
      The goalThe aim of the course is to provide students with the theoretical basis of electrochemical technologies, to train them for the calculation of the electrochemical parameters of technological processes in industrial production and to gain knowledge of the basic measurements of physical, chemical and technological parameters of manufacturing processes and the interpretation of the results.
      The outcomeStudents are able to apply previously acquired knowledge of electrochemistry in the analysis of the processes in electrochemical reactors. Mastered the mathematical models of mass transfer and electrochemical operation regime in different types of reactors. They became acquainted with the technical and technological aspects of the electrochemical production and the basic principles of optimization of electrochemical manufacturing processes. Students are trained to experimentally determine parameters of the electrochemical reactor and to analyze the results. In this way the course give him the necessary theoretical basis for further study and application of various electrochemical technologies.
      Contents of lectures• Basic concepts (electrochemical reactor, operating regime, mass balance, Faraday law and current efficiency, technological parameters of the electrochemical production, reactor with monopolar and bipolar electrodes) ; • Energetic of the electrochemical reactor (equilibrium conditions – equilibrium electrode potential and the reactor voltage; operating conditions - voltage, Joule heath, current efficiency, energy efficiency, overpotential) ; • Mass transfer (simplified and exact approach, rotating disc electrode, plate electrode, channel reactor) ; • Current and potential distribution (primary, secondary and tertiary) ; • Mathematical models of electrochemical reactors (plug-flow, continuous stirred-tank reactor, batch stirred-tank reactor) ; • Optimization of the electrochemical industrial processes
      Contents of exercises• Electrochemical reactor with monopolar and bipolar electrodes ; • Voltage balance of the reactor ; • Mass transfer on the rotating disc electrode
      1. 1. S. Zečević, S. Gojković, B. Nikolić, Elektrohemijsko inženjerstvo, Tehnološko - metalurški fakultet, Beograd, 2001. (Original title)
      2. 2. S. Zečević, S. Gojković, Elektrohemijsko inženjerstvo - Praktikum za eksperimentalne vežbe, Tehnološko - metalurški fakultet, Beograd, 1992. (Original title)
      3. 3. S. Zečević, S. Gojković, Elektrohemijsko inženjerstvo - Zbirka zadataka, Tehnološko - metalurški fakutet, Beograd, 1992 (Original title)
      4. G. Prentice, Electrochemical Engineering Principles, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, 1991. (Original title)
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      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teaching• Lectures – theory and numerical problems ; • Laboratory exercises
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lecturesTest paper
      Practical lessons20Oral examination50