RESEARCH ARTICLE


Conceiving of an Electrochemical Cell for In Situ Hydrodynamic Approach



Pierre Jean-Marie R. Dable*, 1, Eric Chaïnet2, Benjamin Yao3, Ado Gossan3
1 Institut National Polytechnique Houphouët BOIGNY de Yamoussoukro ; Département de Génie Chimique et Agro-Alimentaire. Laboratoire des Procédés et Mécanique des Matériaux - BP 1093 Yamoussoukro R.C.I.
2 Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble; Laboratoire d’Electrochimie et de Physico-chimie des Matériaux et des Interfaces; unité mixte de recherche 5631; INPG/ UJF – CNRS; 1130, rue de la piscine Domaine Universitaire BP 75 38402 St Martin d’Hères CEDEX, France
3 Institut National Polytechnique Houphouët BOIGNY de Yamoussoukro; Département de Génie Chimique et Agro-Alimentaire. Laboratoire de Procédés Industriels de Synthèse et de l’Environnement - BP 1093 Yamoussoukro R.C.I.


© 2009 Dablé et al.

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* Address correspondence to this author at the Institut National Polytechnique Houphouët BOIGNY de Yamoussoukro; Département de Génie Chimique et Agro-Alimentaire. Laboratoire des Procédés et Mécanique des Matériaux - BP 1093 Yamoussoukro R.C.I; E-mails: pjmardable@yahoo.com, dable_pierre@yahoo.fr


Abstract

In the purpose of in situ control of hydrodynamic influence on electrochemical processes, a cell jet device has been conceived and characterized. This cell was sensitive to parameters that are the jet tube diameter, and its height versus the working electrode. So, the three hydrodynamic flow modes have been established from the non dimensional Reynolds number. From the use of this cell for the study of co deposition from the Ni/SiC system with a WATT bath, it was shown that the turbulent flow to favor more embedment of SiC particles in the nickel matrix. It also noted an influence of the flow mode and SiC particles on the working current.

Keywords: Flow, Hydrodynamic, Co-deposition, Ni/SiC system.