9781420045444

Electrocatalysis: Computational, Experimental, and Industrial Aspects

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    9781420045444

  • ISBN10:

    142004544X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-03-25
  • Publisher: CRC Press

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Summary

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 metalsThe 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

Prefacep. xv
Overviewp. xvii
Contributorsp. xxi
About Electrocatalysis Until 2000p. 1
Fundamental Aspects of Electrocatalysisp. 43
Quantum and Theoretical Electrocatalysisp. 77
Overview of Semiempirical Methodsp. 99
Density Functional Theoryp. 117
General Considerations of Periodic Crystalsp. 139
Electrode Catalysis versus Enzyme Catalysis: Theoretical Modeling of a Biological Enzymep. 165
Electrochemically Formed Film Layers of Importance in Electrocatalysisp. 191
Surface Physical Properties and the Topology of Single Crystals: Atomic Rearrangementsp. 209
Problem of Surface Relaxation and Atom Rearrangement on Electrode Surfacesp. 227
Surface Chemistry of Bimetallic Catalystsp. 245
Surface Modifications of Ferrous Metals and Alloys Induced by Potential and Thermal Perturbationsp. 265
Principles of Electrochemical Engineeringp. 293
Energy Balances and Hydrodynamic Conditions in the Electrochemical Reactorp. 319
Current Density and Electrode Potential under Different Operating Conditions on Smooth and Rough Surfacesp. 347
The Electrochemical Fuel Cell Reactorp. 385
Diffusion-Convective Systems in Electrochemical Reactorsp. 403
Electrocatalytic Reactor Designp. 417
Electrocatalysis of Electroless Platingp. 443
Fine Electrodepositionp. 479
Electrode Modification: Application in Organic Electrocatalysisp. 503
Fundamental Aspects of Corrosion of Metals and Semiconductorsp. 531
Production, Storage, Use, and Delivery of Hydrogen in the Electrochemical Conversion of Energyp. 589
Indexp. 633
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