Download Electrolytic Industries PDF

TitleElectrolytic Industries
TagsSodium Battery (Electricity) Rechargeable Battery Aluminium Lithium Ion Battery
File Size727.0 KB
Total Pages13
Document Text Contents
Page 2

Page 6

Example 1.

The industrial production of aluminum uses a current of 25 000 amps. Calculate the number of hours required

to produce 10 kg of aluminum from the electrolysis of molten aluminum oxide. ( 1 mole e- = 96500 A ∙ s )


Al3+ + 3e-  Al

10 kg Al ( 1 kmol Al / 27kg )(3 kmol e-/1 kmol Al)(96500 A ∙ s/1 mol e-)(1/25000 A)(10000)(1 hr/3600s) = 1.19 hr


Sodium is a very reactive metal first discovered by Sir Humphry Davy in 1807. This element is extracted by

electrolysing molten sodium chloride in the Down's cell.


Sodium is used for the production of sodium borohydride, sodium azide, indigo,

and triphenylphosphine. Furthermore, it can be utilized as alloying metal, an anti-scaling agent, and as a

reducing agent for metals when other materials are ineffective. Sodium vapor lamps are often used for street

lighting in cities and give colours ranging from yellow-orange to peach as the pressure increases. It is also used

as a desiccant; it gives an intense blue colouration with benzophenone when the desiccate is dry. It also play an

important role in organic synthesis since it is widely used in various organic reactions such as the Birch reduction,

and the sodium fusion test which is conducted to qualitatively analyze compounds. In a more advanced

technology, it is used to create artificial laser guide stars that assist in the adaptive optics for land-based visible

light telescopes.


Page 12

Page 13


Austin G. and Shreve R. (1984) Shreve’s Chemical Process Industries. McGraw Hill Publishing Co.

Brooks G, Trang S, Witt P, Khan, MNH, Nagle M (2006) The Carbothermic Route to Magnesium. The
Journal of Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (JOM): 51-55.

Bushnell S. and Purkis P. (1984). Solid polymer electrolyte systems for electrolytic hydrogen production.
Chemistry and Industry 16 January, pp. 61–68. [This is the explanation of SPE water electrolysis system
developed by CJB, an engineering company in the UK, and also a good paper to get the general idea of
SPE water electrolysis.]

Donitz W. and Erdle E. (1984). High temperature electrolysis of water vapor—status of development and
perspective for application. Hydrogen Energy Progress V (Proceedings of the WHEC 5), 767–775. [This
describes the electrolytic cell of HTE.]

Masakalick N. High temperature electrolysis cell performance characterization. Hydrogen Energy
Progress V (Proceedings of the WHEC 5), 801–811. [This describes the result of cell module testing of

HTE in detail.]

CSIRO (2006a) nt/standard/ps18r.html

Similer Documents