Introduction to Electrochemical Engineering
Electrochemical engineering is the knowledge required to either design and run an industrial plant which includes an electrolytic stage for the production of chemicals or to produce an electrolytic device for the generation of power. The former involves the use of electric power for the production of chemicals and the latter the use of chemicals for the production of electric power. There are also a number of processes based on electrolysis, for example, electrochemical machining and electrophoretic painting, which clearly belong to the domain of electrochemical engineering. Nonelectrolytic processes such as gas discharge phenomena can justifiably be taken as outside the realm of the definition. It would be impossible to cover all these topics in a single volume, so this book confines itself to the production of chemicals. We have therefore called it a guide to electrochemical process engineering (E.P.E).
KeywordsElectrode Potential Current Efficiency Cell Voltage Electrolytic Cell Compact Layer
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