You are on page 1of 1

ChE 197

SPECIAL TOPICS
(ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY SYSTEMS)

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course introduces principles of electrochemical engineering and its applications. Students learn
basic concepts from electrochemistry, thermodynamics, transport phenomena, & reaction kinetics,
and apply them to energy storage and conversion technologies. Applications include batteries, fuel
cells, and supercapacitors.

COURSE PREREQUISITE
ChE 131, ChE 125

COURSE CREDIT
3.0 units (3 hours lecture)

COURSE CONTENT

Part I. Introduction
1. Electrochemical Processes
Electrochemistry, RedOx processes, History, Applications
2. Basic Concepts
Conventions, Electrolytic vs. galvanic, Faradays law, Current and voltage
efficiency, Charge balance/ion conduction
3. Thermodynamics
Nernst Equation, Temperature and pressure effects, Pourbaix diagram,
Equilibrium constant
4. Phase equilibria
Electrochemical potential, Activity coefficients, Debye-Huckel theory
5. Reaction/Electrode kinetics
Electric double layer, Butler-Volmer Equation
6. Mass Transport
Mass transport boundary layer, Concentration overpotential, Limiting current
density
7. Experimental methods
RDE, Voltammetry

Part II. Applications
1. Fuel cells
Operating principles, history, applications
2. Batteries
Operating principles, history, applications
3. Supercapacitors
Operating principles, history, applications

Department of Chemical Engineering
College of Engineering
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City