High Surface Area Working Electrodes
A bulk electrolysis experiment (controlled potential coulometry) requires large surface area working electrodes in order to increase the rate of electrolysis. BASi® offers two such electrodes, a reticulated vitreous carbon (RVC) electrode and a platinum gauze electrode.
The RVC electrode is the standard working electrode for the BASi® Bulk Electrolysis Cell. It is a cylinder 50 mm high, 40 mm diameter, and 5 mm thick (RVC surface area is 10.5 cm2/cm2). The platinum gauze electrode is a special order option, and can also be used with the Bulk Electrolysis Cell. It is a cylinder 50 mm high and 39 mm diameter with a 50 mm connecting wire. Note that the platinum gauze contains 5% of another material (Ruthenium or Iridium) for added strength.