Preliminary study on auto-electrodeposition of copper, cadmium, nickel, and cobalt in acid and glycerol medium


  • S.G. Viswanath
  • Manish M. Jachak


auto-electrodeposition, electrowinning, copper, cadmium, nickel, cobalt


Electrodeposition can be carried out even without corresponding metal ions in the solution, but the respective metal electrode acts as anode. This process is called auto-electrodeposition. It occurs under similar conditions applied for electrowinning or electrodeposition. The electrochemical mechanism of electrowinning and autoelectrodeposition is suggested. Hydroxyl ions play very important role in this process. In this process, a black loss deposit is formed on the anode metal. The autoelectrodeposition is combination of electrodissolution process and electrowinning process.


How to Cite

Viswanath, S.G., and Manish M. Jachak. 2013. “Preliminary Study on Auto-Electrodeposition of Copper, Cadmium, Nickel, and Cobalt in Acid and Glycerol Medium”. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 19 (4):273-86.



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