Electrochemical energy conversion
Form of learning:
Target group and prerequisitesCourse is suitable for students with basic knowledge in chemistry, material sciences, material physics or similar field. Prerequisites: basics of thermodynamics or chemical thermodynamics. Laboratory safety course must have been passed before performing any laboratory works in this course.
During this course, different type of electrochemical cells used for electrochemical energy conversion and storage applications are presented. These include for example batteries, fuel cells and hydrogen electrolyser. The students get acquainted with the operation of these cells and effect of the electrochemically active material properties on their performance. Assembly of electrochemical energy cells is practiced, and electrochemical analysis methods used to characterise them are introduced.
After the course the student will be able to
- name the most common electrochemical cells used for electrochemical energy conversion and storage
- know typical applications for the above-mentioned cells
- know how electrochemically active materials function during electrochemical energy conversion and storage reactions
- apply electrochemical theories for understanding the behavior of the cells used for electrochemical energy conversion and storage
- apply electrochemical analysis methods for investigation of electrochemical energy conversion and storage cells