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Master SERP+ Programme - cohort 2020-2025

Electrochemical Technology (6 ECTS)

  1. Economic importance of electrochemical industry
  2. Corrosion prevention and control
  3. The chlor-alkali industry
  4. Aluminium extraction
  5. Electrodeposition
  6. Selective membranes
  7. Electrochemical purification of water
  8. Electrochemical sensors and biosensors
  9. Batteries and fuel cells

Detailed analysis of several industrial electrochemical processes, relating the technology with the fundamental principles. Discussion of the role of electrochemical technology in industry, emphasizing that the applications, though diverse, all are based on the same principles of electrochemistry and electrochemical engineering.

Recommended Books
  1. Scott, K. (2017). Sustainable and Green Electrochemical Science and Technology. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 9781119972440.
  2. Alan C. West, A. C., (2012), Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering: An Introduction, Createspace. ISBN: 978-1470076047.
  3. Oldham, K. B.; Bond, A. M.; Myland, J. C. (2011). Electrochemical science and technology: fundamentals and applications, John Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 978-1-119-96599-2.
  4. McCafferty, E. (2010), Introduction to corrosion science, Springer. ISBN: 978-1-4419-0454-6.
  5. Gamburg, Y. D. (2011). Theory and practice of metal electrodeposition, Springer. ISBN: 978-1-4419-9668-8.
  6. Schlesinger, M.; Paunovic, M.; Eds. (2010). Modern Eletroplating, 5th ed., John Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 978-0-470-16778-6.
  7. MacFarlane, D.; Endres, F.; Abbott, A. (2008). Electrodeposition from ionic liquids, Wiley-VCH. ISBN: 978-3-527-31565-9.
  8. Pletcher, D., Walsh, F. C. (1993), Industrial Electrochemistry, 2nd Ed., Springer. ISBN 978-0-7514-0148-6.


Teaching Staff

Maria João Sottomayor (responsible)
Carlos Pereira


42 h (14h lectures + 14 Problem-solving + 14h Practicals)

Grading System

The teaching of this course takes place through lectures, theoretical-practical classes and laboratory sessions. The lectures are detailed exposition of the content of the program, illustrated by study cases. Some topics will be discussed in the form of seminars prepared by the students. The practical classes are dedicated to the resolution of exercises and apply the concepts covered on lectures. In the laboratory sessions, the students carry out experimental work illustrative of the themes developed in the lectures, whose results and main conclusions are presented in written reports.

The final grade (FG) is calculated according to:

FG = 0.50 x NT + 0.25 x NTP + 0.25 x NP


NT = average of the marks obtained on the tests
NTP = average of the marks obtained on written assignments and oral presentations
NP = average of the marks on the laboratory experiments (practical performance + reports)

The tests can be replaced by a final exam.