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The Art and Science of Electrochemical Plating

November 13, 2018

Electrochemical plating, a surface finishing technique used in the automotive, electronics, corrosion protection, aerospace, and defense industries, is both an art and a science. Let us explain.

How to Model Ion-Exchange Membranes and Donnan Potentials

August 29, 2018

Get an introduction to the theory behind the Nernst-Planck-Poisson equations, Donnan potentials, and how to model ion-exchange membranes in batteries and fuel cells.

How to Model Sparging in COMSOL Multiphysics®

August 22, 2018

Sparging, the process of bubbling a gas into a liquid, is seen most notably in carbonation, such as for soda and seltzer water. This mass transfer process can be modeled in COMSOL Multiphysics®.

Optimizing Thermal Processes in Carbon Manufacturing with Simulation

July 5, 2018

A guest blogger from SGL Carbon GmbH demonstrates how his organization uses heat transfer simulation to optimize thermal processes in carbon manufacturing.

Modeling a Tubular Reactor for Optimized Polymer Manufacturing

July 4, 2018

Chemical engineers can model tubular reactors to optimize them for specific manufacturing and production processes, such as for the polymerization of polyester, as this example shows.

Analyzing Cyclic Voltammetry at a Microdisk Electrode with Simulation

July 3, 2018

What is cyclic voltammetry, and why is it important in the design of microdisk electrodes? We discuss all of this and more in this electrochemical engineering blog post.

Analyzing Fine Chemical Production in Plate Reactors

June 27, 2018

Batch reactors, continuous reactors, plate reactors, oh my. Here, we discuss analyzing the fine chemical production process in a plate reactor using chemical modeling.

Modeling Copper Electrodeposition on a Circuit Board

June 21, 2018

Copper electrodeposition is used to manufacture PCBs. Here, we discuss modeling the electrodeposition of copper in the trench of a PCB.

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