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An efficient microbial fuel cell using a CNT–RTIL based nanocomposite

Author:
Mahrokh, Leila, Ghourchian, Hedayatollah, Nealson, Kenneth H., Mahrokh, Mohammad
Source:
Journal of materials chemistry A 2017 v.5 no.17 pp. 7979-7991
ISSN:
2050-7496
Subject:
Shewanella algae, ambient temperature, anodes, carbon fibers, carbon nanotubes, cathodes, chemistry, ionic liquids, microbial fuel cells, nanocomposites
Abstract:
A woven carbon fiber filament coated with a nanocomposite consisting of amine functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes and a room temperature ionic liquid was used as the anode and cathode. Shewanella algae were grown anaerobically in a mediatorless two-chambered microbial fuel cell. The thus-prepared cell revealed a current density of 319.11 mA m⁻² and a power density of 245.71 mW m⁻² both considerably higher than most previously reported values.
Agid:
6424000