All courses during this semester
- Ceramic Materials (6 ECTS)
- Corrosion and Electrochemistry (5 ECTS)
- Italian Course (3 ECTS)
- Solid State Inorganic Chemistry (4 ECTS)
- Surface Science and Nanostructuring (6 ECTS)
- Technology, Instrumentation and Materials for Energy and Environment (6 ECTS)
Corrosion and Electrochemistry
Electrochemistry: electrochemical potential and Nerst equation. Galvanic and concentration cells: use in laboratory. Industrial primary and secondary batteries: Leclanchè, Mallory, Zn-air, Li, Lead acid, Nichel-Cadmium, Ni-metal hydride. Fuel cells: PAFC, AFC, PEMFC, DMFC, MCFC, SOFC. Electrolysis and electroplating. Corrosion: corrosion and its importance to the community. Basic electrochemical concepts. Types of corrosion. Corrosion environments. The corrosion characteristics of the most common metals in use. Corrosion protection. Corrosion prevention by “designs”. Corrosion testing and monitoring
Provide a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of Electrochemistry for Energy production and Storage and for the study of corrosion phenomena as well as the techniques of corrosion protection and corrosion control.
Industrial Electrochemistry, Pletcher, D., Walsh, F.C.. Springer 1993. ISBN 978-94-011-2154-5
Basic Corrosion technology for scientist and engineers. Ellis Horwood Limited 1989.
Lecture & tutorial: 40 h
Final exam: 100 %