"The effects of temperatures from 0°C to 50°C and current densities from 10 asf to 200 asf on the current efficiency in the electrolysis of pure zinc sulfate solutions (65 gpl Zn⁺⁺ - 200 gpl H₂SO₄) were determined. Pure platinum and platinum coated titanium anodes were used with an aluminum cathode. Platinum anodes were not inert at certain combinations of temperature and current density, and platinum acted as a low overvoltage impurity causing resolution of the cathode deposit. Orientation of the zinc deposits was found to vary with temperature and to have a distinct relationship to current efficiency. Preconditioning of lead and lead alloy anodes was investigated as a possible means of producing a stable anode. Electrodes were conditioned in fluoride solutions and compared to anodes conditioned in H₂SO₄ solutions under similar circumstances. The scanning electron microscope was utilized to study the morphology of the anodic coating. X-ray and potential decay data were employed to determine the phases present on the electrode surface"--Abstract, page ii.
O'Keefe, T. J. (Thomas J.)
James, William Joseph
Leighley, Hollis P.
Kisslinger, Fred, 1919-2010
Straumanis, Martin E., 1898-1973
Clark, John Beverley
Materials Science and Engineering
Ph. D. in Metallurgical Engineering
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
American Zinc Company
University of Missouri--Rolla
xi, 144 pages
© 1970 Ernest Ray Cole , Jr., All rights reserved.
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Cole, Ernest R., "Electrode reactions in zinc electrolysis" (1970). Doctoral Dissertations. 2036.