Ionic Transport Processes: in Electrochemistry and Membrane Science

Paperback | November 24, 2014

byKyosti Kontturi, Lasse Murtomaki, Jose A. Manzanares

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Modelling of heterogeneous processes, such as electrochemical reactions, extraction, or ion-exchange, usually requires solving the transport problem associated to the process. Since the processes at the phase boundary are described by scalar quantities and transport quantities are vectors ortensors, coupling them can take place only via conservation of mass, charge, or momentum. In this book, the transport of ionic species is addressed in a versatile manner, emphasizing the mutual coupling of fluxes in particular. Treatment is based on the formalism of irreversible thermodynamics, i.e.on linear (ionic) phenomenological equations, from which the most frequently used Nernst-Planck equation is derived. Limitations and assumptions made are thoroughly discussed.The Nernst-Planck equation is applied to selected problems at the electrodes and in membranes. Mathematical derivations are presented in detail so that the reader can learn the methodology of solving transport problems. Each chapter contains a large number of exercises, some of them more demandingthan others.

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Modelling of heterogeneous processes, such as electrochemical reactions, extraction, or ion-exchange, usually requires solving the transport problem associated to the process. Since the processes at the phase boundary are described by scalar quantities and transport quantities are vectors ortensors, coupling them can take place only vi...

Dr. Kyosti Kontturi is Professor of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry at Aalto University and Docent in Pharmaceutical Physical Chemistry at University of Kuopio. Dr. Lasse Murtomaki is Teaching Researcher, Aalto University, Lab. of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry. Dr. Jose A. Manzanares is Professor of Applied Physics...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:November 24, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019871999X

ISBN - 13:9780198719991

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1. Thermodynamics of irreversible processes2. Transport equations3. Transport at electrodes4. Transport in membranes5. Transport through liquid membranes

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"The book fills a very definite and well sensed gap in the existing literature, and it has all potential qualification to become a standard study and teaching tool and source of reference for the researchers in the classical electrochemistry and membranology as well as in the rapidlydeveloping neighbour areas of bio- and nano-technology and microfluidics. It should also be of interest to biophysicists with interests in electro- and neurophysiology." --Isaak Rubinstein, Ben Gurion University, Israel