On electrolytic bubbles

Peter van der Linde

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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Abstract

A better understanding of electrolysis-driven bubble evolution stages is provided: namely the nucleation, growth, and detachment. Superhydrophobic cavities were used to predefine the onset location of electrolytic bubbles on substrates. Using single and multiple superhydrophobic cavities on substrates allowed the elucidation of dissolved gas boundary layer phenomena associated to bubble evolution and the electric potential response caused by detaching electrolytic bubbles in the electrolysis of water. The complex bubble evolution during the electrolysis of water has been compared in experimental and theoretical work with the well-understood evolution of CO2 bubbles in pressure driven supersaturation.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Gardeniers, J.G.E., Supervisor
  • Fernandez Rivas, David , Co-Supervisor
Award date4 Apr 2019
Place of PublicationEnschede
Publisher
Print ISBNs978-90-365-4741-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2019

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