03OZNMW, 03OZNND

A.A. 2020/21

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Chimica E Dei Processi Sostenibili - Torino

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Energetica E Nucleare - Torino

Course structure

Teaching | Hours |
---|---|

Lezioni | 45 |

Esercitazioni in aula | 12 |

Esercitazioni in laboratorio | 3 |

Teachers

Teacher | Status | SSD | h.Les | h.Ex | h.Lab | h.Tut | Years teaching |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Specchia Stefania | Professore Ordinario | ING-IND/25 | 30 | 10 | 0 | 0 | 3 |

Teaching assistant

Context

SSD | CFU | Activities | Area context |
---|---|---|---|

ING-IND/23 ING-IND/25 |
2 4 |
C - Affini o integrative B - Caratterizzanti |
A11 Ingegneria chimica |

2020/21

The aims to illustrate the fundamental aspects of electrochemistry applied to process engineering, in order to discuss the applications of greatest interest in the sectors of electrochemical energy conversion and electrochemical power sources.
Practical classes with exercises coupled with laboratories will allow students to gain knowledge on the design of such systems. In the case of lockdown or only online classes (instead of onsite classes) for sanitary reasons, practical classes and laboratories will be substituted by online seminars with experts on electrochemical energy conversion and electrochemical power sources systems.

The aims of the course are to illustrate the fundamental aspects of electrochemistry applied to process engineering, in order to discuss the applications of greatest interest in the sectors of electrochemical energy conversion and electrochemical power sources.
Practical classes with exercises coupled with laboratories will allow students to gain knowledge on the design of such systems. In the case of lockdown or sanitary restrictions, only online classes (instead of onsite classes) will be delivered. Practical classes and laboratories will be partially substituted by online seminars with experts on electrochemical energy conversion and electrochemical power sources systems.

The students will learn the basic fundamental aspects of electrochemistry as a brief introduction, followed by a deep insight on
electrochemical energy conversion and electrochemical power sources systems. The students will be able to choose the most appropriate electrochemical system for any thechological application, by critically consider the use of various electrode configurations (materials, position, three-dimensional factors, electro-catalytic aspects) and the most suitable design process.

The students will learn the basic fundamental aspects of electrochemistry as a brief introduction, followed by a deep insight on
electrochemical energy conversion and electrochemical power sources systems. The students will be able to choose the most appropriate electrochemical system for any technological application, by critically consider the use of various electrode configurations (materials, position, three-dimensional factors, electro-catalytic aspects) and the most suitable design process.

The students must possess basic information of mathematics, physics, physical thermodynamics, chemistry, and materials properties.

The students must possess basic information of mathematics, physics, physical thermodynamics, chemistry, and materials properties.

The course will be subdivided int these topics:
1. Basic Principles (cell potential and thermodynamics; electrochemical kinetics; transport phenomena; analysis of electrochemical systems).
2. Fuel-Cell (fundamentals; applications: stack and system design).
3. Batteries (fundamentals; applications: cell and battery pack design).
4. Electrochemical reactors (redox-flow batteries; photoelectrochemical cells; energy storage and conversion systems). (Hybrid and Electrical Vehicles)

The course will be subdivided int these topics:
1. Basic Principles (cell potential and thermodynamics; electrochemical kinetics; transport phenomena; analysis of electrochemical systems).
2. Fuel-Cell (fundamentals; applications: stack, materials, and system design).
3. Batteries (fundamentals; applications: cell, materials, and system design, future technologies).
4. Electrochemical reactors (redox-flow batteries; photoelectrochemical cells; energy storage and conversion systems).

The course will be teached by Prof. Specchia (basic principles, fuel-cells, and electrochemical reactors) and prof. Bodoardo (batteries).
theoretical classes + practical exercises + laboratories.

The course will be teached by Prof. Specchia (basic principles, fuel-cells, and electrochemical reactors) and Prof. Bodoardo (batteries).
Theoretical classes + practical exercises + laboratories.

In princile the course will delivered onsite, in English:
- 45 h theoretical lessons (30 h Prof. Specchia, 15 h Prof. Bodoardo)
- 12 h exercises on topcis developed during theoretical lessons
- 3 h laboratories for pratical experiences on fuel cellsna dn batteries.
In the case of lockdown, or sanitary restrictions, the course will be delivered online through Virtual Classes. Exercises and laboratories will be substituted with a series of online seminars with experts on electrochemical energy conversion and electrochemical power sources systems.

The course will be delivered onsite, in English:
- 45 h theoretical lessons (30 h Prof. Specchia, 15 h Prof. Bodoardo).
- 12 h exercises on topics developed during theoretical lessons.
- 3 h laboratories for pratical experiences on fuel cells and batteries.
In the case of lockdown, or sanitary restrictions, the course will be delivered online through Virtual Classes. Exercises and laboratories will be partially substituted with a series of online seminars with experts on electrochemical energy conversion and electrochemical power sources systems.

The teachers will provide pdf copies of the slides used during the lessons, covering all the topics.
Suggested books (not compulsory, only for consultancy):
- K. Jüttner, Technical Scale of Electrochemistry, in Encyclopedia of Electrochemistry, Edited by A.J. Bard and M. Stratmann Vol. 5 Electrochemical Engineering. Edited by Digby D. Macdonald and Patrik Schmuki Copyright 2007, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. ISBN: 978-3-527-30397-7.
- D.R. Crow, Principles and applications of Electrochemistry, 1994, 4th edition, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton FL USA, ISBN: 978-0-7514-0168-4
- J. O'M. Bockris, A.K.N. Reddy, M. Gamboa-Aldeco, Modern Electrochemistry: Fundamentals of Electrodics, 2002, Kluwer Academic Publishers, ISBN: 0-306-46166-8
- J. Larminie, A. Dicks, Fuel Cell Systems Explained, Second Edition, 2003, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, England , ISBN: 0-470-84857-X

The teachers will provide pdf copies of the slides used during the lessons, covering all the topics.
Suggested books (not compulsory, only for consultancy):
- K. Jüttner, Technical Scale of Electrochemistry, in Encyclopedia of Electrochemistry, Edited by A.J. Bard and M. Stratmann Vol. 5 Electrochemical Engineering. Edited by Digby D. Macdonald and Patrik Schmuki Copyright 2007, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. ISBN: 978-3-527-30397-7.
- D.R. Crow, Principles and applications of Electrochemistry, 1994, 4th edition, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton FL USA, ISBN: 978-0-7514-0168-4
- J. O'M. Bockris, A.K.N. Reddy, M. Gamboa-Aldeco, Modern Electrochemistry: Fundamentals of Electrodics, 2002, Kluwer Academic Publishers, ISBN: 0-306-46166-8
- J. Larminie, A. Dicks, Fuel Cell Systems Explained, Second Edition, 2003, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, England , ISBN: 0-470-84857-X

Students will be subdivided into groups. Each group will choose a topic from the theoretical lessons and will deliver a group presentation on the selected topic, by illustrating the theoretical concept, and a practical application of the selected electrochemical application, by illustrating the acquired knowledge and technical skills.
The presentation must be delivered by the whole group, highlighting the contributions of each single student.
The evaluation of the answers is expressed in thirtieths and is done considering a) the correctness of the concepts expressed; b) the relevance of the information provided, c) the ability to respond clearly, precisely and rationally to questions of the teachers. In the case of particularly brilliant answers, the laude can be assigned.
If possible, the oral exams will be onsite. In the case of lockdown, or sanitary restrictions, the exam will be online through the software "Virtual Classroom", conducted exactly in the same way as an onsite oral exam.

Students will be subdivided into groups. Each group will choose a topic from the theoretical lessons and will deliver a group presentation on the selected topic, by illustrating the theoretical concepts, and a practical application, to show the acquired knowledge and technical skills.
The presentation must be delivered by the whole group, highlighting the contributions of each single student of the group.
The evaluation of the answers is expressed in thirtieths and is done considering a) the correctness of the concepts expressed; b) the relevance of the information provided, c) the ability to respond clearly, precisely and rationally to questions of the teachers. In the case of particularly brilliant answers, the laude can be assigned.
If possible, the group presentations will be onsite. In the case of lockdown, or sanitary restrictions, the presentations will be online through the software "Virtual Classroom", conducted exactly in the same way as an onsite presentation exam.

Students will be subdivided into groups. Each group will choose a topic from the theoretical lessons and will deliver a group presentation on the selected topic, by illustrating the theoretical concept, and a practical application of the selected electrochemical application, by illustrating the acquired knowledge and technical skills.
The presentation must be delivered by the whole group, highlighting the contributions of each single student.
The evaluation of the answers is expressed in thirtieths and is done considering a) the correctness of the concepts expressed; b) the relevance of the information provided, c) the ability to respond clearly, precisely and rationally to questions of the teachers. In the case of particularly brilliant answers, the laude can be assigned.
If possible, the oral exams will be onsite. In the case of lockdown, or sanitary restrictions, the exam will be online through the software "Virtual Classroom", conducted exactly in the same way as an onsite oral exam.

Students will be subdivided into groups. Each group will choose a topic from the theoretical lessons and will deliver a group presentation on the selected topic, by illustrating the theoretical concepts, and a practical application, to show the acquired knowledge and technical skills.
The presentation must be delivered by the whole group, highlighting the contributions of each single student of the group.
The evaluation of the answers is expressed in thirtieths and is done considering a) the correctness of the concepts expressed; b) the relevance of the information provided, c) the ability to respond clearly, precisely and rationally to questions of the teachers. In the case of particularly brilliant answers, the laude can be assigned.
If possible, the group presentations will be onsite. In the case of lockdown, or sanitary restrictions, the presentations will be online through the software "Virtual Classroom", conducted exactly in the same way as an onsite presentation exam.

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