Electrochemical Engineering: Making the world more beautiful, sustainable and energy efficient
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|Course Dates||Weeks||Meeting Times||Status||Instructor(s)||CRN|
|July 29, 2013 - August 02, 2013||1||M-F 12:45-3:35P||Open||Liang Guo||10493|
Electrochemical engineering is centered, but not limited, on energy (batteries and fuel cell), corrosion (rust), manufacturing (Aluminum), and sensor techniques (how to measure acidity). You will learn how the processes happened, what is the relationship between these, i.e. corrosion and battery, and how to use electrochemical technologies to make the world more beautiful, sustainable, and energy efficient.
The course will focus on an introduction of fundamental knowledge, application and development of electrochemical engineering. Typical examples of electrochemical processes will be presented and scientific aspects about these processes and systems are going to be discussed. The examples will be introduced include: (1) how to prevent rust on your car; (2) can we build a clean car without waste emission; (3) where is the aluminum foil from; and (4) how to detect pH in water and neuro- transmitters in human body. All contents will be clarified under the following three issues: (1) where can we find electrochemical processes in our life and the world? (2) why can't we leave electrochemical engineering? (3) how can we use and improve electrochemical engineering so as to beautify our world?
This is an Interdisciplinary course linking many research fields, including energy technology, material science, nanotechnology and medical technique. Through analysis of typical examples, you will understand what is electrochemistry, what are electrochemical processes, how the different process are related with each other, and what an electrochemical engineer can help solve problems and make innovation, e.g. to build a clean car.
It is recommended that students have had one year of high school chemistry.