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Ceramic MFCs with internal cathode producing sufficient power for practical applications

Gajda, Iwona; Stinchcombe, Andrew; Greenman, John; Melhuish, Chris; Ieropoulos, Ioannis

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Authors

Iwona Serruys Iwona.Gajda@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Engineering Management

Andrew Stinchcombe

Chris Melhuish Chris.Melhuish@uwe.ac.uk
Professor of Robotics & Autonomous Systems

Yannis Ieropoulos Ioannis2.Ieropoulos@uwe.ac.uk
Professor in Bioenergy & Director of B-B



Abstract

© 2015, Hydrogen Energy Publications, LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This communication reports on the potential of using MFCs for powering real world applications, whereby three interconnected MFCs directly energise an external DC motor, and a single MFC recharges a mobile phone, via energy harvesting. The work is aiming to evaluate MFC performance based on low-cost, catalyst-free conditions, with an internal cathode to operate practical applications. It presents the case for simple and easy-tooperate ceramic-based designs as a viable approach to larger-scale implementation in real-world conditions such as wastewater treatment plants. MFCs hold great promise for sustainable wastewater treatment since they are the only technology that directly generates electricity from the break-down of waste.

Citation

Gajda, I., Stinchcombe, A., Greenman, J., Melhuish, C., & Ieropoulos, I. (2015). Ceramic MFCs with internal cathode producing sufficient power for practical applications. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40(42), 14627-14631. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.06.039

Journal Article Type Conference Paper
Acceptance Date Jun 9, 2015
Online Publication Date Jul 7, 2015
Publication Date Nov 9, 2015
Deposit Date Jun 10, 2015
Publicly Available Date Jul 7, 2016
Journal International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Print ISSN 0360-3199
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 40
Issue 42
Pages 14627-14631
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.06.039
Keywords microbial fuel cell (MFC), off the grid energy, wastewater treatment, activated carbon, internal cathode, synthesised catholye
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/803424
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.06.039

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