Modeling the stepped potential discharge of primary alkaline battery cathodes
A novel model for the potentiostatic discharge of primary alkaline battery cathodes is presented. The model is used to simulate discharges resulting from the stepped potential electrochemical spectroscopy (SPECS) of primary alkaline battery cathodes cathodes, and the results are validated with experimental data. We show that a model based on a single (or mean) reaction framework can be used to simulate multi-reaction discharge behaviour and we develop a consistent functional modification to the kinetic equation of the model that allows for this to occur. The model is used to investigate the effects that the initial exchange current density, i00, and the diffusion coefficient for protons in electrolytic manganese dioxide (EMD), DH+, have on SPECS discharge. The behaviour observed is consistent with the idea that individual reduction reactions, within the multi-reaction, reduction behaviour of EMD, have distinct i00 and DH+ values.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||mathematical modeling, battery, stepped potential discharge, alakaline battery, potentiostatic discharge|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > APPLIED MATHEMATICS (010200) > Applied Mathematics not elsewhere classified (010299)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Electrochemistry (030604)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > Mathematical Sciences
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 The Electrochemical Society|
|Copyright Statement:||© The Electrochemical Society, Inc. 2010. All rights reserved. Except as provided under U.S. copyright law, this work may not be reproduced, resold, distributed, or modified without the express permission of The Electrochemical Society (ECS). The archival version of this work was published in "Johansen, Jonathan F. and Farrell, Troy W. (2010) Modeling the stepped potential discharge of primary alkaline battery cathodes. Journal of the Electrochemical Society (JES), 158(1). A6-A13."|
|Deposited On:||16 Nov 2010 21:14|
|Last Modified:||17 Nov 2010 15:23|
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