Influence of Bubbles on the Energy Conversion Efficiency of Electrochemical Reactors

Andrea Angulo, Peter van der Linde, Han Gardeniers, Miguel Modestino, David Fernández Rivas

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Abstract

Bubbles influence energy and mass transfer in gas-evolving electrodes. However, we lack a detailed understanding on the intricate dependencies between bubble-evolution processes and electrochemical phenomena. This review discusses the current understanding on the effects of bubbles on electrochemical systems. We first provide a background on the physics of bubble evolution. Then we outline how bubbles affect energy efficiency of electrode processes. Lastly, we describe strategies to mitigate losses and how to exploit bubbles to enhance electrochemical reactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)555-579
Number of pages25
JournalJoule
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 18 2020

Keywords

  • bubbles
  • chemical manufacturing
  • electrochemistry
  • energy
  • process intensification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

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    Angulo, A., van der Linde, P., Gardeniers, H., Modestino, M., & Fernández Rivas, D. (2020). Influence of Bubbles on the Energy Conversion Efficiency of Electrochemical Reactors. Joule, 4(3), 555-579. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joule.2020.01.005