Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research

Ohio University Receives Electrochemical Engineering Grant

Ohio University Electrochemical Engineering Research Center Receives $379,000 NIST Grant .S. Department of Commerce and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The award will be used to establish a consortium to support, sustain, and enhance U.S. manufacturing capacity in the nation’s chemical industry and allied sectors through innovative electrochemical processes. Under the Advanced Manufacturing Read more about Ohio University Receives Electrochemical Engineering Grant[…]

Electrochemical Quantitative Corrosion Theory

Quantitative Corrosion Theory

In the previous post (Electrochemical Corrosion Measurements Primer) we pointed out that Icorr cannot be measured directly. In many cases, you can estimate it from current versus voltage data. You can measure a log current versus potential curve over a range of about one half volt. The voltage scan is centered on Eoc. You then fit the measured data to a theoretical model of the corrosion process.

The model we will use for the corrosion process assumes that the rates of both the anodic and cathodic processes are controlled by the kinetics of the electron transfer reaction at the metal surface. This is generally the case for corrosion reactions. An electrochemical reaction under kinetic control obeys Equation 1-1, the Tafel Equation.

the Tafel Equation

Equation 1-1


National Science Foundation

NSF Creates Electrochemical Research Center

NSF Creates industry electrochemical research center at Ohio University

The Center for Electrochemical Engineering at Ohio Univ.’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) award to establish a new industry university cooperative research center in Athens, Ohio, with partner site Washington University-St. Louis.

Led by Russ Professor of Chemical Engineering and Center for Electrochemical Engineering Director Gerri Botte, research at the new Center for Electrochemical Processes and Technology (CEProTECH) will focus on electrochemical alternatives to conventional chemical and biological processes, with the goal of enhancing advanced production capabilities, via a consortium model.

Consortium members will have access to pre-competitive, industry-driven research results and a dedicated 20,000-square-foot facility, located on Mill Street in Athens, Ohio, with more than $7 million in state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure; students with specialized expertise in electrochemical engineering; and relationships with faculty, government labs and agencies, and other industry members.


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