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Low Cost Materials for the Air Cathodes in Single-Chamber Microbial Fuel Cells: A Mini Review

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Eileen Yu, Professor Keith Scott

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Abstract

Microbial fuel cells produce significant lower power output than conventional hydrogen and oxygen powered fuel cells. Thus, the utilization of fuel cell-grade materials is not practical in microbial fuel cells for recovering energy from wastewater. Air cathode single chamber microbial fuel cells are cost effective and relatively high power output. In addition, the cathode was the major contributor in the total cost of microbial fuel cells. In this paper, we reviewed the latest literatures that report metal-free oxygen reduction catalysts, binders and gas diffusion layers. Based on the recent progress, a perspective was given to design an effective air cathode in single chamber microbial fuel cells.


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Author(s): Wang X, Zhang ER, Yu EH, Scott K

Editor(s): Wang T; Zhang H; Tian L

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON APPLIED ENGINEERING

Year of Conference: 2016

Pages: 37-42

Print publication date: 01/07/2016

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

ISSN: 2283-9216

Publisher: AIDIC Servizi S.r.l.

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3303/CET1651007

DOI: 10.3303/CET1651007

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

Series Title: Chemical engineering transactions

ISBN: 9788895608433


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