Mathematical Modelling and Application of Analytical Methods for A Non-Linear EC2E Mechanism in Rotating Disk Electrode

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A. Nebiyal, R. Swaminathan, SG. Karpagavalli


Rotating disk electrode is the hydrodynamic technique used in the process of analyzing electroanalytic works. This paper deals with the mathematical model describing a non-linear EC2E mechanism that arises in a rotating disk electrode. This model is based on the system of non-linear reaction-convection-diffusion equations. EC2E mechanism has an application in finding the shape of current curves in the system of chronoamperometry in addition to steady-state voltammetry. The approximate analytical expression for the concentration of reactant species and current at steady-state condition is obtained using the analytical methods. The attained analytical result is compared with the numerical simulation (MATLAB) result. A satisfactory result is obtained between the series of solutions. The influence of parameters on the concentration of species and current is investigated and presented graphically.

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