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An insight into cathode options for microbial fuel cells.
Water Sci Technol. 2008; 57(12):2031-7.WS

Abstract

Microbial fuel cell (MFC) is an emerging and promising technology, particularly in the field of wastewater treatment. The MFC capability of achieving organic removal and generating in situ electricity could make it an attractive alternative wastewater treatment technology over conventional treatment technologies. However, MFC is still far from being economically viable, especially because of the cost of the platinum (Pt) catalyst that makes possible the reaction at the cathode. In this study, we tested alternative cathode catalysts, namely sputter-deposited Cobalt (Co) and denitrifying bacteria (biocathode). The performance of these innovative cathodes was compared with that of classic Pt-cathodes. Co competed well with Pt, but further research is still required for biocathodes. However, biocathodes MFC have showed promise.

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Division of Environmental Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore, 9 Engineering Dr. 1, Singapore, 117576.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18587194

Citation

Lefebvre, O, et al. "An Insight Into Cathode Options for Microbial Fuel Cells." Water Science and Technology : a Journal of the International Association On Water Pollution Research, vol. 57, no. 12, 2008, pp. 2031-7.
Lefebvre O, Al-Mamun A, Ooi WK, et al. An insight into cathode options for microbial fuel cells. Water Sci Technol. 2008;57(12):2031-7.
Lefebvre, O., Al-Mamun, A., Ooi, W. K., Tang, Z., Chua, D. H., & Ng, H. Y. (2008). An insight into cathode options for microbial fuel cells. Water Science and Technology : a Journal of the International Association On Water Pollution Research, 57(12), 2031-7. https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2008.611
Lefebvre O, et al. An Insight Into Cathode Options for Microbial Fuel Cells. Water Sci Technol. 2008;57(12):2031-7. PubMed PMID: 18587194.
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TY - JOUR T1 - An insight into cathode options for microbial fuel cells. AU - Lefebvre,O, AU - Al-Mamun,A, AU - Ooi,W K, AU - Tang,Z, AU - Chua,D H C, AU - Ng,H Y, PY - 2008/7/1/pubmed PY - 2008/12/17/medline PY - 2008/7/1/entrez SP - 2031 EP - 7 JF - Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research JO - Water Sci Technol VL - 57 IS - 12 N2 - Microbial fuel cell (MFC) is an emerging and promising technology, particularly in the field of wastewater treatment. The MFC capability of achieving organic removal and generating in situ electricity could make it an attractive alternative wastewater treatment technology over conventional treatment technologies. However, MFC is still far from being economically viable, especially because of the cost of the platinum (Pt) catalyst that makes possible the reaction at the cathode. In this study, we tested alternative cathode catalysts, namely sputter-deposited Cobalt (Co) and denitrifying bacteria (biocathode). The performance of these innovative cathodes was compared with that of classic Pt-cathodes. Co competed well with Pt, but further research is still required for biocathodes. However, biocathodes MFC have showed promise. SN - 0273-1223 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18587194/An_insight_into_cathode_options_for_microbial_fuel_cells_ L2 - https://iwaponline.com/wst/article-lookup/doi/10.2166/wst.2008.611 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -