Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Electrocatalysis

Lindiwe Khotseng

University of the Western Cape

A researcher in the development of nanomaterials for energy applications. Previously, managing director of ESKOM Center for Electrocatalytic research, currently Associate Professor (Analytical Chemistry), University of Western Cape. The awardee for outstanding black researchers from Department of Trade and Industry, SA (2013).

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Fundamental of Electrocatalysis Theoretical Electrochemical Reactions New Preparation Methods New Experimental Methods Novel Materials Advanced Materials New Techniques Hybrid Techniques Energy Conversion Energy Storage Experimental Limitations Problems in Electrocatalytic Reactions

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Worldwide there is an increasing demand for renewable sources of energy due to environmental concerns, which has led to significant research efforts to develop renewable sources of energy including energy conversion, storage and distribution. Undoubtedly, electrocatalysis will play a major role in these efforts. Electrocatalysis is a cross-disciplinary topic, that attracts scientists from various disciplines including chemists, physicists, engineers, biochemists and so forth. The aim of the book is to give an overview of various aspects of electrocatalytic processes. Firstly, it will give a brief description of electrocatalytic processes including industrial electrochemical processes, fundamental electrochemical reactions and emerging electrocatalytic processes.

The book will inform readers on new concepts in electrocatalysis including the design and preparation of an electrocatalyst, developments of highly active, cost-effective, novel and advanced materials in electrocatalysis and advances in electrocatalysis including the hybrid techniques that involve both chemical and electrochemical analysis with new possible concepts that are developed in electrocatalytic processes. Electrocatalysis is applied in various technological electrochemical processes such as fuel cells, batteries, sensor electrodes, electrolysis, organic electrosynthesis and so forth, the book will cover the current state of some of those processes.

Lastly, the book will inform the scientists on limitations/challenges in electrocatalytic processes and their theoretical implications.

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Date completed: September 1st 2020

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Deadline for chapter proposals: September 29th 2020

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Review results due: February 16th 2021

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Expected publication date: April 17th 2021

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About the editor

Lindiwe Khotseng

University of the Western Cape

Prof. Lindiwe Khotseng is currently an Associate Professor and a research group leader of Electrocatalysis Research Group, Faculty of Natural Science, University of the Western Cape. Her research interests are: Development of nanomaterials for energy applications (fuel cell, energy storage, solar cells, biofuels), and her research experience: Grant holder to the following project: Development of components for sodium battery (THRIP:NRF), Development of highly efficient electrocatalyst (SA-China grant: NRF, ESKOM: TESP). She has published more than 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 3 book chapters. Prof. Khotseng is also a reviewer in various international journals (Electroanalysis, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Electrochimica Acta, Helion, ACS Applied Energy Materials, New Journal of Chemsitry, Journal of Electroanalytical chemistry). Additionally, she was invited to act as a member of an Advisory Panel assessing the feasibility, scientific/technical, management aspects and recommend appropriate grant funding support for National Research Foundation (NRF)'s Technology and Human Resource for Industry Programme (THRIP). Besides that, she is a member of Editorial Board for Pisco Med Publishing. She has examined PhD and MSc thesis nationally. Her research engagements also include her being a Keynote speaker, Invited Speaker, and presenter at various international conferences, local workshops, and symposiums. She has supervised/co-supervised 13 Masters and 4 PhD students to completion and mentored 2 post-doctoral fellows in fuel cells research, and is currently supervising 4 PhD and 4 Masters’s students. Prof. Khotseng acted as the analytical chemistry advisory board member at Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Her experience lies in teaching Advanced Electrochemistry (MSc nanotechnology), Applied Chemistry (Hons and 3rd year), Analytical Chemistry (3rd year) and General Chemistry (1st year).

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