Review of high-performance biocathode using stainless steel and carbon-based materials in Microbial Fuel Cell for electricity and water treatment

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Abstract

Biocathode application in Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) is a promising alternative for sustainable energy production. This recognition is due to its low construction and operation costs as well as the utilization of microbial metabolism in assisting power generation. One of the most crucial factors contributes to the performance of a biocathode MFC is the characteristics and configuration of the biocathode material itself. Hence it requires improvement for a better understanding towards its bioelectrochemical mechanisms as well as improving the MFC performance. However, reports on improving biocathode through support material selection and performance optimization in MFCs are still lacking. Based on previous reports, studies have shown that carbon-based material and stainless steel are possible biocathode materials for high power MFC performance. This review focuses on comparing these potential biocathode materials, regarding the commonly applied biocathode MFC designs and optimization. This review also compares the performance of biocathode materials in MFC based on the bioelectricity production and wastewater treatment. Further studies and understanding can provide a useful basis in fabricating biocathode designs and configurations to produce better sustainable bioelectricity in MFCs.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2018

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Microbial fuel cells
water treatment
electricity
Water treatment
fuel cells
stainless steels
Stainless steel
Electricity
Carbon
bioelectricity
carbon
Bioelectric phenomena
materials selection
optimization
metabolism
configurations
Metabolism
Wastewater treatment
Power generation
steels

Keywords

  • Biocathode
  • Biocathode materials
  • Microbial fuel cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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