Fiches de cours

Electrochemical engineering

ChE-407

Enseignant(s) :

Comninellis Christos

Langue:

English

Summary

This course builds upon the underlying theory in thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, and transport and applies these methods to electrosynthesis, fuel cell, and battery applications. Special focus is placed on addressing current challenges in state-of-the-art energy storage and conversion devices.

Content

Thermodynamics:

Kinetics:

Transport:

At the end of the course, students are expected to provide an in-depth analysis of electrochemical device operation, including a thermodynamic assessment of efficiencies as well as quantitative characterization of kinetic and transport limitations. 

Keywords

Butler-Volmer model; Marcus model; rotating disk electrode; fuel cells; water-splitting (artificial photosynthesis); electrosynthesis; rechargeable battery 

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

chemical thermodynamics (CH-241 or similar), transport phenomena (ChE-301 or similar), chemical kinetics (CH-342 or similar) 

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Expected student activities

Specific activities include:

 

 

Assessment methods

 

Final Exam: 60%

 Project: 40%

 

Exercises are assigned on a weekly basis. Exercises are not graded, though they form the basis of the exams. Group projects are graded based on a team presentation given towards the end of the term. Students are expected to participate in exercise problems and discussions during lectures, as well as discussions during student presentations.

 

Supervision

Assistants Yes

Resources

Moodle Link

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9    CHB331
9-10    
10-11    CHB331
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand