Welcome to the

Edinburgh Electrochemical Engineering Group

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At the Edinburgh Electrochemical Engineering Group - e3Group, we are mainly interested in Electrochemistry with a special focus on its applied side (Applied Electrochemistry & Electrochemical Engineering). Our multidisciplinary expertise covers nearly the whole range of the field: from advanced design and modelling of electrochemical reactors and electrolysers to the development of novel coatings by electrochemical processes and their scale-up to production scale.

But we don't limit ourselves to Electrochemistry only! Sonochemistry is another area we are also interested in, as it enables us to use acoustically-generated cavitating bubbles to enhance reaction rates or change their mechanisms in chemical processes. And other area of interest for us is Materials, especially the development of functional materials and coatings for advanced mechanical applications (friction, wear, fatigue, corrosion).

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Lecturer in Electrochemical Engineering

Institute for Materials and Processes

School of Engineering

The University of Edinburgh

Latest news

22 December 2018 - Dr Tudela-Montes participates in UK-China Workshop on the Electrification of Road Transport

19 November 2019 - First details of the 2019 butler meeting confirmed!

18 November 2018 - Davide Masiello presents at the 71st Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics

10 December 2018 - e3Group's website goes live!

What we do

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Degradation of pollutants in water, utilisation of carbon dioxide, fuel cells... We are interested in enhancing the performance of electrochemical process by different ways: new electrocatalysts, combination with other technologies, etc.

Electrocatalysis

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The introduction of an high-power acoustic field in a liquid can result in the generation of cavitating bubbles with temperatures of 1000s K and 100s atm. We use such extreme conditions to improve chemical processes.

Sonochemistry

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Development of fuctional materials for engineering applications

Even 'simple' stack reactors may experience severe performance issues due to the flow within their compartments. We use numerical methods (CFD, FEM) to investigate ways to optimise flow distribution in electrochemical reactors and acoustic field in sonochemical reactors.

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Electrochemical Synthesis of Materials

Wheter we are producing catalysts for chemical processes or coatings for mechanical aplications, we like to use Electrochemistry to develop new materials

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Even 'simple' stack reactors may experience severe performance issues due to the flow within their compartments. We use numerical methods (CFD, FEM) to investigate ways to optimise flow distribution in electrochemical reactors and acoustic field in sonochemical reactors.

Design of electrochemical and sonochemical reactors by Finite Element Methods