Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 165–172 | Cite as

Barrel zinc electrodeposition from alkaline solution

  • M. Wery
  • J.C. Catonné
  • J.Y. Hihn
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Abstract

This paper discusses the influence of electrochemical parameters on the concentration–time relationship in an electrolytic zinc deposition reactor using a three-dimensional electrode. The dynamic behaviour of a zinc plating unit is obtained from the fundamental material balance. Two stages are considered: (i) the batch electrolytic reactor, and (ii) the electrolyser surrounded by rinses (i.e., contribution of drag-out). This theoretical approach shows that good control of the operating parameters helps stabilise the zinc electrolyte and, therefore, the properties of the zinc deposits. The aim of the experiments is to investigate, in a statistically designed test program, the effects of the composition of the alkaline zinc electrolyte on cathode efficiency and on the morphologies/textures of the deposits.

barrel reactor deposit texture fractional factorial design zinc electrodeposition 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Wery
    • 1
  • J.C. Catonné
    • 2
  • J.Y. Hihn
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Corrosion et de Traitements de Surface, Equipe IUTUniversité de Franche-ComtéBesançon CedexFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire d'Electrochimie IndustrielleConservatoire National des Arts et MétiersParis Cedex 03France
  3. 3.Laboratoire de Corrosion et de Traitements de Surface, Equipe IUTUniversité de Franche-ComtéBesançon CedexFrance

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