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* Retrieved from Course syllabus FKE3140 (Autumn 2017–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The electrochemical double layer, electrode kinetics, mass transfer in electrochemical systems, electrocatalysis. Design of electrochemical reactors, current distribution. Survey of electrochemical processes and power sources.

Experimental techniques.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course you should

* understand and be able to use basic electrochemical concepts and relationships for analysis of electrochemical processes

* be able to perform simple electrochemical experiments and evaluate data to draw conclusions from the results

* describe electrochemical applications as batteries, fuel cells, electrolytic processes

* describe different types of electrochemical energy storage (batteries, fuel cells, electrolysis for hydrogen production) in a future sustainable energy system   

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, materials or equivalent. Depending on your background you may have to read up on, for example, transport phenomena during the course.

Recommended prerequisites

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Electrochemistry, 2nd edition, by C.H. Hamann, A. Hamnett, W. Vielstich, Wiley-VCH (2007).

Handout from D. Pletcher and F. Walsh, Industrial Electrochemistry, Chapman and Hall Ltd, 1990, p. 385-404.

Summary of mathematical formulae, TEK 2010.

Exercises and solved examples, TEK 2014.

Current distribution in cells and porous electrodes, TEK 2010

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

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Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Approved home assignments (3), approved laborations and corresponding reports (3), written exam.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

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Course web FKE3140

Offered by

CHE/Chemical Technology

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

This course is given together with the master course KE2110 Applied Electrochemistry, with exception for the group assignment on surrent distribution that is not included in the course for PhD students.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at CHE/Chemical Technology