OPTIMIZATION OF ELECTROLYTIC CELLS.

Richard Alkire, See Aun Soon, Mark Stadtherr

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Abstract

A methodology was developed for optimizing electrolytic cells described by a potential field distribution along with material, voltage, and economic balance equations. The cell consisted of two flow-through porous electrodes separated by a membrane. The model consisted of two nonlinear differential equations, 19 variables, eight equality constraints, and five inequality constraints. The optimum solutions were obtained for simple economic objectives with use of a successive quadratic programming method. The sensitivity of the optimum to operating variables and design constraints was found with the use of Lagrange multipliers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1105-1111
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Volume132
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrochemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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