Lookup NU author(s): Professor Keith Scott
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© 2017 Elsevier Ltd. This paper provides a review of a range of process intensification methods which have been applied to electrochemical processes and reactions. The electrochemical reactions include those in electrolysers where gas evolution occurs, in metal deposition reactions and reactions occurring in fuel cells and batteries. The process intensification methods include the use of centrifugal force fields, ultrasonics, rotating electrodes and rotating cells which operate with and without the application of magnetic fields. Such devices can be used in principle to carry out electrolysis without the application of an external potential or current. Other methods considered include the use of light. The area of magnetic field induced fluid flow is also discussed which has applications in lab on a chip technologies. The area of process intensification has largely focused a lot on hydrogen generation as a means of providing a clean, sustainable fuel.
Author(s): Scott K
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Print publication date: 01/01/2018
Online publication date: 10/06/2017
Acceptance date: 21/05/2017
ISSN (print): 1364-0321
ISSN (electronic): 1879-0690
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
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