Brazilian Journal of Physics

, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 199–208 | Cite as

Physics of Electrolytic Gas Evolution

  • C. A. C. Sequeira
  • D. M. F. Santos
  • B. Šljukić
  • L. Amaral
Condensed Matter

Abstract

A brief analysis of the physics and effects of electrolytic gas evolution is presented. Aspects considered include bubble nucleation, growth and detachment; enhancement of mass and heat transfer; and decrease of apparent electrical conductivity of bubble containing electrolytes. This analysis is mainly oriented to hydrogen-/oxygen-evolving electrodes.

Keywords

Bubble nucleation Growth and detachment Hydrogen-evolving electrodes Oxygen-evolving electrodes Alkaline electrolysis Electrolyte conductivity Mass transfer 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. A. C. Sequeira
    • 1
  • D. M. F. Santos
    • 1
  • B. Šljukić
    • 1
  • L. Amaral
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering, Instituto Superior TécnicoTechnical University of Lisbon (TU Lisbon)LisbonPortugal

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