Outline

Electrochemical thermodynamics

  • Introduction

  • Oxido-reduction

  • Notion of electric current

  • Simplified description of  electrochemical systems

  • Faraday's Laws

  • Faradaic yield

  • Prediction of Redox Reactions

  • Relationship between potential of electrode and Gibbs free energy

  • Pourbaix diagram (E / pH)

Electrochemical kinetics

  • Butler Volmer's equation

  • Tafel's Law

  • Applications of Tafel's Law 

  • Diffusion kinetics

  • Fick's Laws

Surface Treatments of Metals and Materials Compounds

  • The stages of the formation of a  metal coating

Surface preparations

  • Chemical degreasing

  • Electrolytic degreasing

  •  Cathodic electrolytic degreasing and anodic degreasing

  •  Pickling

  • Chemical pickling

  • Electrolytic pickling

  • Steps for preparing the surfaces

Electrolytic coatings

  • Rack plating

  • Key parameters for barrel plating

  • Composition of the plating baths

  • Current distribution in  the electrolysis tanks

  • How to improve the distribution of the thicknesses

  • Pulse plating

Troubleshooting

Electrochemical corrosion

  • Anodic and Cathodic Protection

Electrochemical techniques:

  • Linear voltammetry, cyclic voltammetry,

  • Chronopotentiometry, chronoamperometry

  • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy

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