2020 Electrochemistry in energy systems

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Ihara Manabu 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Fri3-4(S423)  
Group
-
Course number
CAP.C316
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2020/5/4
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course focuses on electrochemistry in energy system, and systematically covers the fundamentals of electrochemistry.The course includes following topics.

1) Faraday's law, Electric double layer, Partial current density, Exchange current density, Gibbs free energy, and electromotive force of batteries
2) Nernst voltage, standard electrode potential, standard hydrogen electrode, and kinds of reference electrode
3) Models of electric double layer, Electroosmosis, Electrophoresis, and Zeta potential
4) Equilibrium potential, over potential, Butler–Volmer equation, and Tafel equation
5) Mass transfer processes of ion and electron, Electrochemical potential, and Mass transfer processes in energy devices
6) Relationship between current density and electrode potential with considering mass transfer, Concentration over potential, and Limiting current density
7) Classification of electrochemical measurements, Cyclic voltammetry, AC impedance spectroscopy, and Electrochemical measurements applying to energy devices

Student learning outcomes

Energy devices like fuel cells, solar cells, and batteries are electrochemical systems consisting of various processes such as electrochemical reactions, chemical reactions, adsorption on the surface, and mass transfer with ions, electrons and molecules.

At the end of this course, students will be able to have:
1) Fundamentals on electrochemistry to improve and evaluate the performance of energy devices
2) Basic Knowledges of electrochemical measurements

Keywords

Electrochemistry, Equilibrium, Kinetics, System, Energy device, Equilibrium potential, overpotential

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

The energy devices are the electrochemical systems consisting of various processes such as electrochemical reactions, chemical reactions, adsorption on the surface, and mass transfer. The performances are not determined by only ability of each process but also balance of each device as a system. The course will be proceed with explaining importance of combination of processes and how to improve the performance of energy devices. The fundamentals of electrochemistry can be studied systematically in the course. Attendance is taken in every class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 What are electrochemistry, scope of the application and electrochemical system? Understanding the applicable scope of electrochemistry and outline of electrochemical system
Class 2 Outline of equilibrium and kinetics in electrochemistry (Faraday's law, Electric double layer, Partial current density, Exchange current density, Gibbs free energy and electromotive force of batteries) Understanding of "Faraday's law, Electric double layer, Partial current density, Exchange current density, Gibbs free energy, and electromotive force of batteries"
Class 3 Equilibrium in electrochemistry (Nernst voltage, standard electrode potential, standard hydrogen electrode, kinds of reference electrode) Understanding of "Nernst voltage, standard electrode potential, standard hydrogen electrode, and kinds of reference electrode"
Class 4 Kinetics 1 in electrochemistry (Models of electric double layer, Electroosmosis and Electrophoresis, Zeta potential, Equilibrium potential and over potential, Butler–Volmer equation, Tafel equation) Understanding of "Models of electric double layer, Electroosmosis, Electrophoresis, and Zeta potential, Equilibrium potential, over potential, Butler–Volmer equation, and Tafel equation"
Class 5 Kinetics 2 in electrochemistry (Mass transfer processes of ion and electron, Electrochemical potential, Mass transfer processes in energy devices, Relationship between current density and electrode potential with considering mass transfer, Concentration over potential, Limiting current density) Understanding of "Mass transfer processes of ion and electron, Electrochemical potential, Mass transfer processes in energy devices, Relationship between current density and electrode potential with considering mass transfer, Concentration over potential, and Limiting current density"
Class 6 Electrochemical measurements (Classification of electrochemical measurements, Cyclic voltammetry, AC impedance spectroscopy, Electrochemical measurements applying to energy devices) Understanding of "Classification of electrochemical measurements, Cyclic voltammetry, AC impedance spectroscopy, and Electrochemical measurements applying to energy devices"
Class 7 Summary

Textbook(s)

None

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Distributingg original explanatory materials

Assessment criteria and methods

Small tests in lectures (about 30) and quarter-end examination (about 70)

Related courses

  • CAP.C204 : Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • CAP.C206 : Chemical Reaction Engineering I (Homogeneous System)
  • CAP.C322 : Chemical Engineering Design
  • CAP.C323 : Advances and Applications in Chemical Engineering II

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None

Other

None

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