Electrochemical Cell Design by R.E. White
This book consists essentially of a collection of papers that were contributed to a national meeting held in Houston, Texas, in 1983. The papers contained herein cover a wide range of electro- chemical engineering topics and should serve as useful starting points in the design of electrochemical cells. The editor would like to thank the authors for their contribu- tions and patience and the typists, Mrs. Susan 'Firth and Mrs. Jeri Saulsbury, for their efforts. Also, the editor would like to thank Mr. T. Nguyen and Ms. M. A. Nictrolson for their help in preparing the index of this book. R. E. White v CONTENTS Design and Development of Electrochemical Chlor-Alkali Cells * * * * * * * * * 1 S. N. Chatterjee A Simple Model of a Diaphragm - Type Chlorine Cell 25 R. E. White, J. S. Beckerdite, and J. Van Zee Design Principles for Chlorine Membrane Cells 61 K. H. Simmrock Hydroxyl Ion Migration, Chemical Reactions, Water Transport and Other Effects as Optimizing Parameters in Cross-, Co- and Countercurrently Operated Membrane Cells for the Chlor/Alkali Electrolysis . *******. **** 89 K. H. Simmrock Hydraulic Modelling as an Aid to Electrochemical Cell Design. 115 I. Wardle Calculating Mechanical Component Voltage Drops in 123 Electrochemical Cells * * * * I. Wardle Electrolysis Cell Design for Ion Exchange Membrane Chlor-Alkali Process * * * * * * * * * * * * 135 M. Seko, A. Yomiyama, and S.