Influence of mass transfer and electrolyte composition on anodic oxygen evolution in molten oxides
Author(s)Caldwell, Andrew Harvey; Lai, E.; Gmitter, Andrew John; Allanore, Antoine
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The electrochemistry of anodic oxygen evolution on iridium in silicate-containing molten oxides at 1570 °C was experimentally investigated using both direct and alternating current methods. Static and rotating electrode results show the presence of anodic reactions of iridium in addition to oxygen evolution. In the context of electrochemical engineering of molten oxide electrolysis, the results confirm prior theoretical calculations (Allanore, 2013) that suggested an essential role of convection and electrolyte composition on the ability to sustain oxygen evolution at high current densities. In addition, the reported results show that electrochemical measurements in molten oxides coupled with mass-transfer models are complementary characterization tools for oxygen chemistry. Keywords; molten oxides, oxygen evolution, rotating electrode, ac voltammetry, iridium, silicates
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Caldwell, A. H., et al. “Influence of Mass Transfer and Electrolyte Composition on Anodic Oxygen Evolution in Molten Oxides.” Electrochimica Acta, vol. 219, Nov. 2016, pp. 178–86.
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