An electrolytic reactor or cell is a device in which one or more chemical species are transformed to alternative states with an associated energy change. There are many kinds of reactors; selection of an appropriate one is dealt with in Chapter 5. The form a reactor takes depends largely on the number of phases involved and the energy requirements. The size depends on the rate of reaction: we shall see that a reactor model can provide important answers about this rate. The reaction rate of an electrolytic reactor is defined by the possible current density, expressed in terms of reaction models in Chapter 3.
KeywordsReactor Model Batch Reactor Current Efficiency Chemical Yield Electrode Area
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