664 pages | 266 B/W Illus.
Electrocatalysis applications are employed in a large number of industries worldwide, ranging from old technologies such as galvanoplasty to the most up-to-date deployments involving ultracapacitators. Recognizing electrocatalysis as a useful interfacial approach to a dynamic interdisciplinary science, Electrocatalysis: Computational, Experimental, and Industrial Aspects focuses on important developments in the field that are the most relevant to new technologies.
Gathering the experiences of a collection of experts who have worked on the basic principles of electrocatalysis as it applies to theoretical physics and theoretical chemistry, the book gives readers a clear view of the problems inside electrocatalytic reactions, presenting both the limitations of electrocatalysis in the laboratory along with its possibilities in industry.
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The book reviews four main electrochemical processes (hydrogen production, oxygen electrochemistry, energy conversion/production, and fine electroplating). Surface modified non-noble metal substrates and natural minerals as well as noble mineral catalysts are considered. The text goes beyond other books, which merely focus on progress in the application of surface science and ultra high vacuum techniques to electrochemistry. Instead, this volume offers potential industrial applications of these findings, making it a unique reference for professionals and academia alike.
About Electrocatalysis Until 2000; J. O’M. Bockris
Fundamental Aspects of Electrocatalysis; C. F. Zinola
Quantum and Theoretical Electrocatalysis; C. F. Zinola
Overview of Semiempirical Methods; C. F. Zinola
Density Functional Theory; C. F. Zinola
General Considerations of Periodic Crystals; C. F. Zinola
Electrode Catalysis versus Enzyme Catalysis: Theoretical Modeling of a Biological Enzyme; G. L. Estiu
Electrochemically Formed Film Layers of Importance in Electrocatalysis; B. F. Giannetti, C. M. V. B. Almeida, and S. H. Bonilla
Surface Physical Properties and the Topology of Single Crystals: Atomic Rearrangements; C. F. Zinola
Problem of Surface Relaxation and Atom Rearrangement on Electrode Surfaces; C. F. Zinola
Surface Chemistry of Bimetallic Catalysts; C. F. Zinola
Surface Modifications of Ferrous Metals and Alloys Induced by Potential and Thermal Perturbations; C. F. Zinola
Principles of Electrochemical Engineering; C. F. Zinola
Energy Balances and Hydrodynamic Conditions in the Electrochemical Reactor; C. F. Zinola
Current Density and Electrode Potential under Different Operating Conditions on Smooth and Rough Surfaces; C. F. Zinola
The Electrochemical Fuel Cell Reactor; C. Fernando Zinola
Diffusion-Convective Systems in Electrochemical Reactors; C. F. Zinola
Electrocatalytic Reactor Design; S. Santhanagopalan and R. E. White
Electrocatalysis of Electroless Plating; Z. Jusys and A. Vaškelis
Fine Electrodeposition; P. C. Hsu, C. S. Lin, Y. Hwu, J. H. Je, and G. Margaritondo
Electrode Modification: Application in Organic Electrocatalysis; N. Alonso-Vante and K. B. Kokoh
Fundamental Aspects of Corrosion of Metals and Semiconductors; N. Sato
Production, Storage, Use, and Delivery of Hydrogen in the Electrochemical Conversion of Energy; C. F. Zinola