Energy Applications of ElectrochemistryFree
About this course
Electrochemical technology represents another important multidisciplinary area linking up the chemical, physical, biological and materials sciences and plays a vital role in several modern technological processes in diverse fields including manufacturing, new materials development, corrosion protection, environmental remediation, energy storage and conversion. Electrochemical technologies are indeed becoming increasingly important with increasing global focus on clean and sustainable energy and the associated need for clean energy storage options. This short course focuses on two broad areas of specialization: Electrochemical Energy and Fundermentals of Electrochemistry and equips participants with cutting-edge knowledge base. The course, takes an immersive approach to learning both the principles and practices of electrochemical technology with much of the material based around examples and practical exercises. Participants completing this course will have a firm, broad-based grasp of the current practices and directions in this exciting area and will have the knowledge and skills to apply and develop new applications that better benefit humanity.
Thermodynamics of electrochemical systems. Principles of equilibrium and non-equilibrium electrochemistry, transport phenomena, electrostatics, porous electrodes. Interfacial electrochemistry. Semiconductor electrochemistry and photocatalysis. Conventional and next generation electrocatalysts and electrochemical reactors. Mixed ionic-electronic conductors. Introduction to the concept of electrochemical energy. Electric power from solar cells, principles of operation, characteristics Electrochemical energy production methods. Electrochemical production of hydrogen. Water electrolysis. Safety in hydrogen handling. Electrochemical energy conversion: Fuel cells and photoelectrochemical cells. Thermodynamic and kinetic calculations for electrolysis cells and fuel cells. Mathematical models of electrochemical energy conversion. Applications of solar cells, hydrogen and fuel cells in stationary and mobile systems.
Participants completing this course will have a firm, broad-based grasp of the current practices and directions in this exciting area and will have the knowledge and skills to apply and develop new applications that better benefit humanity.