TY - JOUR
A2 - Zinola, Carlos F.
AU - Fahidy, Thomas Z.
PY - 2011
DA - 2011/06/19
TI - Some Applications of Bayes' Rule in Probability Theory to Electrocatalytic Reaction Engineering
SP - 404605
VL - 2011
AB - Bayesian methods stem from the principle of linking prior probability and conditional probability (likelihood) to posterior probability via Bayes' rule. The posterior probability is an updated (improved) version of the prior probability of an event, through the likelihood of finding empirical evidence if the underlying assumptions (hypothesis) are valid. In the absence of a frequency distribution for the prior probability, Bayesian methods have been found more satisfactory than distribution-based techniques. The paper illustrates the utility of Bayes' rule in the analysis of electrocatalytic reactor performance by means of four numerical examples involving a catalytic oxygen cathode, hydrogen evolution on a synthetic metal, the reliability of a device testing the quality of an electrocatalyst, and the range of Tafel slopes exhibited by an electrocatalyst.
SN - 2090-3529
UR - https://doi.org/10.4061/2011/404605
DO - 10.4061/2011/404605
JF - International Journal of Electrochemistry
PB - SAGE-Hindawi Access to Research
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