Small-scale microbial fuel cells utilising uric salts

You, J., Greenman, J., Melhuish, C. and Ieropoulos, I. (2014) Small-scale microbial fuel cells utilising uric salts. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 6. pp. 60-63. ISSN 2213-1388 Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/26973

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seta.2014.01.005

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With exhausting fossil fuels and increasing greenhouse gas emissions, numerous attempts, to overcome future energy challenges, are being pursued. In this study, small-scale microbial fuel cells (MFCs, 0.7 mL anodic chamber volume) were built to investigate their electrical performance with uric salts as fuel for power generation. When uric salts were added to other substrates such as urine or sewage sludge, results showed improved power generation and longevity. The small-scale MFCs produced a comparable amount of power output (PMAX: 11.09 mW/m2; 44.36 W/m3) to that produced by larger MFCs, which suggests that MFC miniaturisation and multiplication is a sound approach for scale-up and practical implementation.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:uric salts, uric sludge, energy from waste, small-scale MFCs, urine
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology
ID Code:26973
Deposited By: J. You
Deposited On:24 Sep 2015 11:37
Last Modified:27 Jan 2017 09:37

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