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Master SERP+ Programme

Corrosion and Electrochemistry


Content

Electrochemistry: electrochemical potential and Nerst equation. Galvanic and concentration cells: use in laboratory. Industrial primary and secondary batteries: Leclanchè, Mallory, Zn-air, Li, Lead acid, Nichel-Cadmium, Ni-metal hydride. Fuel cells: PAFC, AFC, PEMFC, DMFC, MCFC, SOFC. Electrolysis and electroplating. Corrosion: corrosion and its importance to the community. Basic electrochemical concepts. Types of corrosion. Corrosion environments. The corrosion characteristics of the most common metals in use. Corrosion protection. Corrosion prevention by “designs”. Corrosion testing and monitoring

Aims

Provide a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of Electrochemistry for Energy production and Storage and for the study of corrosion phenomena as well as the techniques of corrosion protection and corrosion control.

Recommended Books

Industrial Electrochemistry, Pletcher, D., Walsh, F.C.. Springer 1993. ISBN 978-94-011-2154-5

Basic Corrosion technology for scientist and engineers. Ellis Horwood Limited 1989.

Teaching Staff

Fabio Canepa,
Giacomo Cerisola

Hours

Lecture & tutorial: 40 h

Grading System

Final exam: 100 %