617-0976/02 – Electrochemistry (ECH)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ChemistryCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. RNDr. Bruno Kostura, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. RNDr. Bruno Kostura, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2021/2022Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KOS47 doc. RNDr. Bruno Kostura, Ph.D.
LAN37 doc. Ing. Šárka Langová, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

To deepen the knowledge from equilibrium and dynamic electrochemistry about equilibria and processes in aqueous solutions and apply them to high temperature heterogeneous electrochemical systems.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Individual consultations

Summary

Applied electrochemistry of aqueous electrolytes, ionic melts, oxide melts (slags) and solid electrolytes. Equilibrium electrochemistry. Thermodynamic properties of ions in solution. Determination of thermodynamic functions from electrochemical measurements in aqueous solutions and melts. Dynamic electrochemistry. Kinetics of electrode processes in aqueous solutions and melts. Stationary and non-stationary measurement methods: voltammetry, chronopotentiometry and chronoamperometry. Use of high temperature non-equilibrium sensors. Solid electrolytes with anionic and cationic conductivity and their basic applications, sensors, probes, fuel cells.

Compulsory literature:

Bard A.J., Faulkner L.R. Electrochemical methods: fundamentals and applications. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York, 2001, ISBN 0-471-04372-9 Browne, W.R. Electrochemistry. Oxford University Press, 2018, ISBN 9780198790907

Recommended literature:

WANG J. Analytical electrochemistry. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, 2006, ISBN-13 978-0-471-67879-3

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Oral examination.

E-learning

Other requirements

There are no additional requirements for students.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Equilibrium electrochemistry. Thermodynamic properties of ions in solution. 2. Standard Gibbs energy of ions in aqueous solutions. Ion activities, mean activity coefficients, Debye-Hückel limit law. 3. Electrochemical cells and their applications. Determination of thermodynamic functions from electrochemical measurements in aqueous solutions and melts. 4. Theoretical possibilities of determination of activity of components by equilibrium electrochemical methods, activity of components in molten metals (oxygen, sulfur, nitrogen, aluminum). 5. Use of electrochemical probes in metallurgical technology control. 6. Dynamic electrochemistry. Processes on electrodes. Electric double layer. Charge transfer rate, velocity equation, activation Gibbs energy, Butler-Volmer equation. Tafel dependence and its interpretation. 7. Kinetics of electrode processes in aqueous solutions and melts: stationary and non-stationary methods: voltammetry, chronopotentiometry and chronoamperometry. 8. Fixed electrolytes with anionic and cationic conductivity and their basic applications: construction of sensors and probes, measurement of partial pressure of oxygen in gases, lambda probe in automobile. 9. Use of solid electrolytes for energy conversion in high temperature fuel cells with electrolyte based on metal oxides. Fuel cells with electrolyte based on molten carbonates. 10. Elaboration of an up-to-date literary research (www.sciencedirect.com) for keywords related to a specific dissertation topic.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2021/2022 Winter semester)
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2021/2022 (P0715D130002) Chemical Metallurgy P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (P0715D130002) Chemical Metallurgy K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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