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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Hua Cheng,
Emeritus Professor Keith Scott,
Professor Colin Ramshaw
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Intensification of the electrochemical production of chlorine and sodium hydroxide (i.e., the chlor-alkali process) was demonstrated in a centrifugal acceleration field. This intensification was shown by comparing the cell voltages and the anode potentials for a cell operated with and without a centrifugal field applied using the linear sweep voltammetric, galvanostatic and potentiostatic polarizations. Under industrial chlor-alkali electrolysis conditions, a cell voltage reduction of up to 600 mV and an anode potential reduction of up to 360 mV at 600 mA cm-2 were achieved by using a relative acceleration rate of 190 g with an acidic saturated NaCl solution at 80°C. The relationships between the cell performance and relative acceleration rate, for different anode materials, temperature and NaCl concentration are reported.
Author(s): Cheng H, Scott K, Ramshaw C
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Applied Electrochemistry
Print publication date: 01/07/2002
ISSN (print): 0021-891X
ISSN (electronic): 1572-8838
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