Algal ‘lagoon’ effect for oxygenating MFC cathodes

Gajda, I., Stinchcombe, A., Greenman, J., Melhuish, C. and Ieropoulos, I. (2014) Algal ‘lagoon’ effect for oxygenating MFC cathodes. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 39 (36). pp. 21857-21863. ISSN 0360-3199 Available from:

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This paper describes the active oxygenation performed by photosynthetic organisms in the cathode of a two-chamber Microbial Fuel Cell system. The algal biomass supplied dissolved oxygen to the cathodic oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in a sustainable manner through the recirculation of the catholyte connected to separate photoreactors, which acted as lagoons. Aiming towards self-sustainable applications, it has been demonstrated that catholyte recirculation could be facilitated by the MFC stack itself when a dc impeller pump was periodically powered by the electricity generated from these same MFCs.

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Additional Information:NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was submitted for publication in International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, [39, 36, (12 December 2014)] DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.05.173
Uncontrolled Keywords:lagoon effect, microbial fuel cells, photosynthetic cathode, biomass recovery, practical implementation
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics
ID Code:24234
Deposited By: Dr I. Gajda
Deposited On:04 Nov 2014 09:37
Last Modified:04 Mar 2018 01:54

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