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FKE3140 Applied Electrochemistry 6.0 credits

The course gives the participants necessary basic knowledge to understand, analyze and solve problems regarding electrochemical processes.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FKE3140 (Autumn 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

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
  • Seminars in conjunction with the laborations

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the doctoral student should have the knowledge and ability to

  • 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
  • be able to discuss and elaborate on results from electrochemical experiments
  • 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

Lectures 26 h
Problem-solving classes 16 h
Home assignments (3)
Laboratory exercises (3) 12 h
Written exam 5 h

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Eligible for studies at the third-cycle level and bachelor of science in chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, materials or equivalent. Depending on the background, extra studies may be needed during the course.               

Recommended prerequisites

To pass the course with the expected workload it is expected that you have a background in chemical equilibria, chemical thermodynamics, chemical process engineering, transport phenomena, energy conversion as well as in numerical methods. If you do not have these prerequisites you may have to read up on your own during the course.


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Electrochemical Engineering by T.F. Fuller and J.N. Harb, Wiley 2018.
Summary of mathematical formulae, TEK2010.
Exercises and solved examples.
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

P, F


  • LAB1 - Laboratory work, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 4.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

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, laboratory exercises, corresponding reports and 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

Course web

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Course web FKE3140

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Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Ann Cornell

Transitional regulations

If the examination form is changed, the student will be examined according to the examination form that applied when the student was admitted to the course. If the course is completed, the student is given the opportunity to be examined on the course for another two academic years.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at CBH/Chemical Engineering