aeration cell

aeration cell

[e′rā·shən ‚sel]
(physical chemistry)
An electrolytic cell whose electromotive force is due to electrodes of the same material located in different concentrations of dissolved air. Also known as oxygen cell.
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According to Revie and Uhlig [4] a more important another kind of concentration cell is the differential aeration cell. It may includes two iron electrodes in dilute NaCl (Sodium Chloride) the electrolyte around one electrode thoroughly aerated (cathode) and the other deaerated, for example agitating the electrolyte with bubbling nitrogen through the electrolyte and potential difference is created due to the difference in oxygen concentration and it creates current to flow (Fig.
This results in the formation of differential aeration cells causing pitting corrosion under rust (Fig.