Meaning of CURRENT EFFICIENCY in English


"The fraction, usually expressed as a percentage, of the current passing through an electrolytic cell (or an electrode) that accomplishes the desired chemical reaction. Inefficiencies may arise from reactions other than the intended reaction taking place at the electrodes, or side reactions consuming the product. The expected production can be theoretically calculated and compared with the actual production. "

Electrochemistry English dictionary.      Английский словарь электрохимии.