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About Prof. Pollet

Prof. Dr. Bruno G. Pollet

As well as having passion for Clean Energy (e.g. Hydrogen and Fuel Cells), I am also passionate about Sonoelectrochemistry and Sonochemistry. My PhD (Coventry University, Sonochemistry Centre, 1994-1998) gave me the opportunity to understand the effect of power ultrasound on electrochemical systems directed to 'real' issues such as water treatment and water disinfection. In 1998, I developed the first mid-scale sonoelectrochemical cell for the removal of heavy metals and other inorganics/organics as well as pathogenic bacteria in toxic effluents - this prototype was named the SONOECO CELL. 

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Some selected publications

  1. Bruno G. Pollet, Let’s not ignore the effect of ultrasound on the preparation of fuel cell materials, Electrocatalysis, 2014, 5(4), 330-343
  2. Bruno G. Pollet, Jonathan T.E. Goh, The Importance of Ultrasonic Parameters in the Preparation of Low Temperature Fuel Cell Catalyst Inks, Electrochim. Acta, 2014, 128, 292-303
  3. Hihn J-, Doche M-, Mandroyan A, Hallez L, Pollet BG. Respective contribution of cavitation and convective flow to local stirring in sonoreactors. Ultrason. Sonochem. 2011, 18(4):881-7
  4. Pollet BG, Valzer EF, Curnick OJ. Platinum sonoelectrodeposition on glassy carbon and gas diffusion layer electrodes. Int J Hydrogen Energy 2011, 36(10):6248-58
  5. Pollet BG. The use of ultrasound for the fabrication of fuel cell materials. Int J Hydrogen Energy 2010; 35(21):11986-2004
  6. Pollet BG. A novel method for preparing PEMFC electrodes by the ultrasonic and sonoelectrochemical techniques. Electrochemistry Communications 2009; 11(7):1445-8
  7.  Pollet BG, The use of ultrasound (20 kHz) as a novel method for preparing proton exchange membrane fuel cell electrodes. Electrochem. Soc. Trans.; 2008, 16, 2031-2041
  8. Pollet BG, Hihn J-Y, Mason TJ, Sono-electrodeposition (20 and 850 kHz) of copper in aqueous and deep eutectic solvents. Electrochim Acta 2008;53(12):4248-56
  9. Dabala M, Pollet BG, Zin V, Campadello E, Mason TJ. Sonoelectrochemical (20 kHz) production of Co65Fe35 alloy nanoparticles from aotani solutions. J Appl Electrochem 2008;38(3):395-402
  10. Pollet BG, Hihn J-, Doche M-, Lorimer JP, Mandroyan A, Mason TJ. Transport limited currents close to an ultrasonic horn. J Electrochem Soc 2007; 154(10):E131-8
  11. Pollet B, Lorimer JP, Hihn J-, Touyeras F, Mason TJ, Walton DJ. Electrochemical study of silver thiosulphate reduction in the absence and presence of ultrasound. Ultrason Sonochem 2005; 12(1-2 SPEC. ISS.):7-11
  12. Pollet BG, Lorimer JP, Phull SS, Mason TJ, Hihn J-. A novel angular geometry for the sonochemical silver recovery process at cylinder electrodes. Ultrason Sonochem 2003, 10(4-5):217-22
  13. Pollet BG, Lorimer JP, Hihn J-, Phull SS, Mason TJ, Walton DJ. The effect of ultrasound upon the oxidation of thiosulphate on stainless steel and platinum electrodes. Ultrason Sonochem 2002; 9(5):267-74
  14. Pollet B, Lorimer JP, Phull SS, Hihn JY. Sonoelectrochemical recovery of silver from photographic processing solutions. Ultrason Sonochem 2000;7(2):69-76
  15. Pollet B, Lorimer JP, Phull SS, Mason TJ, Walton DJ, Hihn JY, Ligier V, Wery M. Effect of ultrasonic frequency and intensity upon electrode kinetic parameters for the ag(S2O3)2 3-/Ag redox couple. J Appl Electrochem 1999, 29(12):1359-66
  16. Lorimer JP, Mason TJ, Paniwnyk L, Pollet B. The use of ultrasound in electrochemical processes. Acta Physica Sinica (Overseas Edition) 1999; 8 SUPPL. (1):S319-25
  17. Lorimer JP, Pollet B, Phull SS, Mason TJ, Walton DJ. The effect upon limiting currents and potentials of coupling a rotating disc and cylindrical electrode with ultrasound. Electrochim Acta 1997; 43(5-6):449-55
  18. Lorimer JP, Pollet B, Phull SS, Mason TJ, Walton DJ, Geissler U. The effect of ultrasonic frequency and intensity upon limiting currents at rotating disc and stationary electrodes. Electrochim Acta 1996; 41(17):2737-41


New Scientist

B. Pollet, J.P. Lorimer and T.J. Mason, “Bubbles Boost Silver Recycling”, New Scientist, 24/08/1996, No 2044, 21
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