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Electrocatalysis: Computational, Experimental, and Industrial Aspects

1st Edition

Edited by Carlos Fernando Zinola

CRC Press

664 pages | 266 B/W Illus.

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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.

Topics discussed include:

  • The current uses of electrocatalysis
  • Future perspectives on the field
  • Surface physical properties and surface relaxation on noble and non-noble surfaces
  • The quantum nature of the electron transfer
  • Müller-Calandra, Srinivasan-Gileadi, and instantaneous nucleation-growth overlap models
  • The production, storage, use, and delivery of hydrogen in industrial electrochemistry
  • Theoretical approaches to current distribution on rough surfaces
  • The use of microradiology to study electrodeposition
  • Principles of electrochemical engineering, fuel cell reactors, and electrocatalytic reactor design
  • Electrocatalysis of electroless plating
  • Fundamental aspects of the corrosion of metals

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.

Table of Contents

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


About the Editor

Carlos Fernando Zinola earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry at the Universidad de la República in 1987, a master’s degree and doctorate in chemistry at the same university in 1991and 1994, and post-doctorate in electrochemistry at Universitaet Bonn in 1996. His main topics of interest are electrocatalysis and industrial applications of electrochemistry and electrochemical engineering. He has written three books, earned three patents, and published more than 60 articles.

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