Continuous electricity production from artificial wastewater using a mediator-less microbial fuel cell

Hyunsoo Moon, In Seop Chang, Byung Hong Kim

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Abstract

A microbial fuel cell (MFC) was optimized in terms of MFC design factors and operational parameters for continuous electricity production using artificial wastewater (AW). The performance of MFC was analyzed through the polarization curve method under different conditions using a mediator-less MFC. The highest power density of 0.56 W/m2 was achieved with AW of 300 mg/l fed at the rate of 0.53 ml/min at 35°C. The power per unit cell working volume was 102 mW/l, which was over 60 times higher than those reported in the previous mediator-less MFCs which did not use a cathode or an anode mediator. The power could be stably generated over 2 years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)621-627
Number of pages7
JournalBioresource Technology
Volume97
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Bioelectric Energy Sources
microbial fuel cells
Microbial fuel cells
Electricity
electricity
fuel cell
Waste Water
wastewater
Wastewater
Electrodes
Cell Size
Anodes
Cathodes
polarization
Polarization
cells

Keywords

  • Current density
  • Mediator
  • Microbial fuel cell
  • Polarization curve
  • Power density

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  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Food Science
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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Continuous electricity production from artificial wastewater using a mediator-less microbial fuel cell. / Moon, Hyunsoo; Chang, In Seop; Kim, Byung Hong.

In: Bioresource Technology, Vol. 97, No. 4, 03.2006, p. 621-627.

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Moon, Hyunsoo ; Chang, In Seop ; Kim, Byung Hong. / Continuous electricity production from artificial wastewater using a mediator-less microbial fuel cell. In: Bioresource Technology. 2006 ; Vol. 97, No. 4. pp. 621-627.
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