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The effects of manifold flow on mass transport in electrochemical filter-press reactors

Frías-Ferrer, Á., González-García, J., Sáez, V., Ponce de León, C. and Walsh, F.C. (2008) The effects of manifold flow on mass transport in electrochemical filter-press reactors AIChE Journal, 54, (3), pp. 811-823. (doi:10.1002/aic.11426).

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The mass transport rates to planar electrodes, in a series of electrochemical laboratory filter-press reactors were measured to quantify the effects of the inlet and outlet design manifolds on the fluid flow. In small reactors, entrance/exit effects are especially important due to the localized generation of fluid recirculation zones, which affect the overall rate of mass transport. Limiting current data, the cathodic reduction of Cu(II) ions on a copper surface (under convective-diffusion control) were used to measure global mass transport coefficients. The data are compared with those from a well-characterized laboratory cell, the FM01-LC electrolyzer. The importance of manifold design in small-scale electrochemical reactors is discussed, and several dimensionless parameters are used to characterize the manifold geometry.

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Submitted date: 27 November 2007
Published date: 29 January 2008
Keywords: convective-diffusion, electrolyte manifolds, entrance effects, hydrodynamics, mass transport, turbulence
Organisations: Engineering Mats & Surface Engineerg Gp


Local EPrints ID: 50297
ISSN: 0001-1541
PURE UUID: bf20bdf9-7fdf-42a7-b55a-308e448770e1

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Date deposited: 13 Feb 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:53

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Author: Á. Frías-Ferrer
Author: J. González-García
Author: V. Sáez
Author: F.C. Walsh

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