2.1.2 Electrochemical Hydrogen Sensor for Aluminium Melts

Carsten Schwandt
The presence of dissolved hydrogen in molten aluminium and its alloys has a critical impact on the quality of cast aluminium components. The quantitative analysis of hydrogen in these melts is therefore of major importance in the aluminium industry. Research work conducted at the University of Cambridge and subsequent development work performed in conjunction with an industrial partner, have resulted in a novel, and now commercialised, electrochemical hydrogen sensor for aluminium melts. The sensor operates...