Ceramic MFCs with internal cathode producing sufficient power for practical applications

Gajda, I., Stinchcombe, A., Greenman, J., Melhuish, C. and Ieropoulos, I. (2015) Ceramic MFCs with internal cathode producing sufficient power for practical applications. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40 (42). pp. 14627-14631. ISSN 0360-3199 Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/25700

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.06.039

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This communication reports on the powering of real world applications, whereby three interconnected MFCs directly power an external DC motor, and a single MFC recharges a mobile phone, via energy harvesting. The work is aiming to evaluate MFC performance based on low-cost, catalyst-free conditions, with an internal cathode to operate practical applications. It presents the case for simple and easy-to-operate ceramic-based designs as a viable approach to larger-scale implementation in real-world conditions such as wastewater treatment plants. MFCs hold great promise for sustainable wastewater treatment since they are the only technology that directly generates electricity from the break-down of waste.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:microbial fuel cell (MFC), off the grid energy, wastewater treatment, activated carbon, internal cathode
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
ID Code:25700
Deposited By: I. Gajda
Deposited On:10 Jun 2015 14:19
Last Modified:11 Jul 2016 21:08

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