Industrial Dynamics Involving Electrochemical Processes

  • G. Silvestri


Many industrial activities are based on electrochemical technologies, and several other receive from electrochemical methodologies useful or even decisive contributions for their development. There are important electrochemical industries in the fields of inorganic and organic chemical production, the treatment of metals, such as extraction, refining, finishing and processing, and the production of the various battery systems. Furthermore some electrochemical technologies are dependent on, and integrated with other industrial activities, and are related to corrosion control, water treatments, and environmental protection. Like physicians with their patients, these last applications have a prosperous future, based on the problems raised by the industrial activities to which they are connected! Many of the above listed branches are very active, and hold out promising prospects of application. In the introduction to his recent book on industrial electrochemistry, Pletcher[1] emphasizes the brightness of the future of electrochemical technologies, and the favorable expectations for their wider applications, despite the still scarce diffusion of an electrochemical knowledge in the industrial chemical world.


Vinyl Chloride Petrochemical Industry Propylene Oxide Speciality Chemical Calcium Gluconate 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Silvestri
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  1. 1.Istituto di Ingegneria ChimicaUniversita di PalermoItaly

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