Electrochemistry in Research and Development

  • R. Kalvoda
  • Roger Parsons

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. General Introduction I

    1. A. A. Vlček
      Pages 1-2
  3. General Introduction II

    1. L. Gierst
      Pages 3-5
  4. Introductory Talks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. R. Parsons
      Pages 9-13
    3. A. R. Despić
      Pages 15-28
  5. Electrochemistry and Energy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Mary D. Archer
      Pages 49-51
    3. K. Wiesener
      Pages 69-71
    4. G. Hills
      Pages 94-100
  6. Electrochemistry and the Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. R. Kalvoda
      Pages 103-115
    3. A. A. Orio
      Pages 116-120
    4. J. Volke
      Pages 177-178
  7. Electrochemistry in Biosciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. D. R. Thévenot
      Pages 181-188
    3. R. M. Wightman
      Pages 189-202
    4. D. R. Thévenot
      Pages 203-207
    5. H. D. Hurwitz
      Pages 209-210
    6. Yu. A. Chizmadjev
      Pages 211-221
    7. H. D. Hurwitz
      Pages 222-225
    8. R. Kalvoda, Roger Parsons
      Pages 242-243
  8. Electrochemistry in Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. E. B. Budevski
      Pages 247-252
    3. M. Fleischmann, D. Pletcher
      Pages 261-281
    4. G. Silvestri
      Pages 282-283
    5. R. W. Murray
      Pages 285-299
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 301-308

About this book


This volume contains the papers presented at the UNESCO Scientific Forum on Chemistry in the Service of Mankind - Electrochemistry in Research and Development, held in Paris, June 4-6, 1984. Electrochemistry is concerned with the way electricity produces chemical changes and in turn chemical changes result in the production of electricity. This interaction forms the basis for an enormous variety of processes ranging from heavy industry through batteries to biological phenomena. Although there are many established applications, modern research has led to a great expansion in the possibilities for using electrochemistry in exciting future developments. To encourage this progress, UNESCO has set up an Expert Committee on Electrochemistry and its Applications in the European and North American region, which has already held a number of meetings devoted to specific topics. To achieve a synthesis of the main directions of development and to demonstrate the importance of these for the needs of our modern society, the Expert Committee organized a Forum on Electrochemistry in Research and Development. The object of this was to assess the future trends in research and development and to establish a dialogue between experts in electrochemistry and their colleagues in the many other disciplines which can make use of electrochemistry. The Forum was also intended to present electrochemistry and its applications in a form accessible to non-specialists so that science policy-makers will be aware of the potentialities of this subject for the future needs of mankind.


ITIES Ion electrochemistry

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Kalvoda
    • 1
  • Roger Parsons
    • 2
  1. 1.J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry and ElectrochemistryPragueCzechoslovakia
  2. 2.The University of SouthamptonSouthamptonEngland

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