Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 14, Issue 5, pp 565–572 | Cite as

Enhanced mass transfer at the rotating cylinder electrode. II. Development of roughness for solutions of decreasing concentration

  • D. R. Gabe
  • F. C. Walsh


The development of roughness at a rotating cylinder electrode has been investigated in the context of a metal recovery system — the ECO-CELL — where the solution concentration necessarily falls with time under batch processing. Roughness has been quantified using knurled cylinders and the use of thiourea as an additive has been considered. The development of a rough surface allows a reactor to recover metal at enhanced rates and the exploitation of this feature is discussed.


Physical Chemistry Mass Transfer Rough Surface Solution Concentration Thiourea 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. R. Gabe
    • 1
  • F. C. Walsh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Materials Engineering and DesignUniversity of TechnologyLoughboroughUK

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