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METE523 MOLTEN SALT ELECTROLYSIS

Course Code: 5700523
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Metallurgical And Materials Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. SHAK KARAKAYA
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

Physicochemical properties of melts; structure of melts. Thermodynamics of molten salt mixtures; activity models, melts with common ion, complex formation, reciprocal salt systems. Galvanic concentration cells, membrane potential. Electrolysis in molten salts, Faraday's law, metal solubility, current efficiency, electrode kinetics. Industrial applications; Hall-Heroult process, magnesium electrolysis.