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Title: Effect of gas evolution on mass transfer in an electrochemical reactor
Authors: Wu, W.S. 
Rangaiah, G.P. 
Issue Date: Nov-1993
Citation: Wu, W.S., Rangaiah, G.P. (1993-11). Effect of gas evolution on mass transfer in an electrochemical reactor. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry 23 (11) : 1139-1146. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Experiments were conducted to study the effect of gas bubbles generated at platinum microelectrodes, on mass transfer at a series of copper strip segmented electrodes strategically located on both sides of microelectrodes in a vertical parallel-plate reactor. Mass transfer was measured in the absence and presence of gas bubbles, without and with superimposed liquid flow. Mass transfer results were compared, wherever possible, with available correlations for similar conditions, and found to be in good agreement. Mass transfer was observed to depend on whether one or all copper strip electrodes were switched on, due to dissipation of the concentration boundary layer in the interelectrode gaps. Experimental data show that mass transfer was significantly enhanced in the vicinity of gas generating microelectrodes, when there was forced flow of electrolyte. The increase in mass transfer coefficient was as much as fivefold. Since similar enhancement did not occur with quiescent liquid, the enhanced mass transfer was probably caused by a complex interplay of gas bubbles and forced flow. © 1993 Chapman & Hall.
Source Title: Journal of Applied Electrochemistry
ISSN: 0021891X
DOI: 10.1007/BF00625587
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