A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Design of electrode for electrochemical gold separation process manufactured via laser-based powder bed fusion

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Authors: Heiskanen A, Repo E, Piili H
Publisher: Elsevier: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives License
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Procedia CIRP
Journal acronym: Procedia CIRP
Volume number: 94
Start page: 383
End page: 387
Number of pages: 5
ISSN: 2212-8271
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Open Access publication


A possible field benefitting from this geometrical freedom offered by L-PBF is electrochemistry, as electrodes can be designed with unprecedented freedom to increase the efficiency of electrochemical processes. In this study an optimized electrode to be manufactured with L-PBF designed. Literature was used to determine critical factors affecting the electrode performance. Finally, manufacturability of the electrode via L-PBF was assessed by conducting build process simulations. It was concluded that the high surface area and uniform porosity, which can be achieved by using lattice structures, are the most important factors affecting electrode performance. The designed electrode structure was also deemed to be manufacturable via L-PBF based on simulation results.

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