Chapter 6. Electrometallurgy

  1. Dr. Chiranjib Kumar Gupta

Published Online: 14 JUN 2004

DOI: 10.1002/3527602003.ch6

Chemical Metallurgy: Principles and Practice

Chemical Metallurgy: Principles and Practice

How to Cite

Gupta, C. K. (2003) Electrometallurgy, in Chemical Metallurgy: Principles and Practice, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527602003.ch6

Author Information

  1. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Materials Group, Mumbai 400085, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUN 2004
  2. Published Print: 10 JUL 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527303762

Online ISBN: 9783527602001

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Keywords:

  • electrometallurgy;
  • electrical conductance;
  • electrolytes;
  • galvanics;
  • electromotive force;
  • electrode potential;
  • electrolytic cells;
  • technology;
  • current efficiency;
  • energy efficiency;
  • cell operation;
  • electrowinning;
  • electrorefining;
  • electroextraction;
  • electroleaching;
  • electrosynthesis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Electrical Conductance

    • Ionics

  • Electrolytes

    • Chemical Behavior

    • Electrical Behavior

  • Galvanics

    • Redox Reactions

    • Electrochemical Cells, Reactions, and Electromotive Forces

    • Cell Electromotive Force

    • Standard EMFs and Electrode Potentials

    • Cell Types

  • Electrolytic Cells

    • Faraday's Laws

    • Decomposition Voltage

    • Polarization and Overvoltage

    • Electrode Reactions

    • Example of Electrolysis

    • Process Classification

  • Technological Aspects

    • Electrodes

    • Electrolytes

    • Current Efficiency

    • Energy Efficiency

    • Cell Features

    • Cell Design Optimization

  • Cell Operation

  • Electrowinning

  • Electrorefining

    • Copper

    • Vanadium

  • Electroextraction

    • Molybdenum Compounds

    • Nickel Sulfide

  • Electroleaching

    • Electrochemical Aspects

    • Process

  • Electrosynthesis

  • Literature