2015-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
SIPS 2015 Volume 8: Composite & Ceramic, Quasi-crystals and Nanomaterials

Editors:Kongoli F, Pech-Canul M, Kalemtas A, Werheit H
Publisher:Flogen Star OUTREACH
Publication Year:2015
Pages:300 pages
ISSN:2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)
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    Development of Nano-Powders by Electrolysis

    Mickael Mery1; Caitlin M. Guzzo1; Patrick Masset1;
    1FRAUNHOFER UMSICHT, Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany (Deutschland);
    Type of Paper: Regular
    Id Paper: 257
    Topic: 16


    Nano-particles have a very high surface area-to-volume ratio in comparison to large-sized particles, giving rise to unique characteristics not present in bulk material of the same composition. These novel properties can be utilized in numerous industrial applications such as catalysis, coatings, surface engineering and sintering. However, nano-particles have been found to have several disadvantages, including increasing feedstock viscosity, oxidation and agglomeration. The development of nano-particle applications demands an understanding of both the inherent advantages and challenges present in their synthesis and implementation. Metals produced as nano-powders present a wealth of opportunities for use in the industrial sector, but effective means of production must be established in order to support their use on this large scale. Electrochemical synthesis offers an efficient, inexpensive and scalable method to produce nano-sized metal powders of consistent size and composition. Physical and chemical properties can be influenced and adjusted by means of organic additives, pulsed electrodeposition and cell design. This article reviews current studies on the production of nano-powders by electrolysis and provides the latest results obtained for some metals. These results include the effect of additives, current load and sequences, temperature and the corresponding characterization methods for the evaluation of their crystallinity, morphology and purity.


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    Mery M, Guzzo C, Masset P. Development of Nano-Powders by Electrolysis. In: Kongoli F, Pech-Canul M, Kalemtas A, Werheit H, editors. Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit SIPS 2015 Volume 8: Composite & Ceramic, Quasi-crystals and Nanomaterials. Volume 8. Montreal(Canada): FLOGEN Star Outreach. 2015. p. 115-130.