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Waste to real energy: The first MFC powered mobile phone

Ieropoulos, Ioannis A.; Ieropoulos, Ioannis; Ledezma, Pablo; Stinchcombe, Andrew; Papaharalabos, George; Melhuish, Chris; Greenman, John

Authors

Ioannis A. Ieropoulos

Pablo Ledezma pablo.ledezma@uwe.ac.uk

Andrew Stinchcombe

George Papaharalabos

Chris Melhuish Chris.Melhuish@uwe.ac.uk
AVC - Advanced Technologies & Professor of Robotics & Autonomous Systems



Abstract

This communication reports for the first time the charging of a commercially available mobile phone, using Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) fed with real neat urine. The membrane-less MFCs were made out of ceramic material and employed plain carbon based electrodes. This journal is © 2013 the Owner Societies.

Citation

Ieropoulos, I. A., Ieropoulos, I., Ledezma, P., Stinchcombe, A., Papaharalabos, G., Melhuish, C., & Greenman, J. (2013). Waste to real energy: The first MFC powered mobile phone. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15(37), 15312-15316. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3cp52889h

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 7, 2013
Journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Print ISSN 1463-9076
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 15
Issue 37
Pages 15312-15316
DOI https://doi.org/10.1039/c3cp52889h
Keywords microbial fuel cells (MFCs), urine, electricity, mobile phone battery, charging
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/929771
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3cp52889h
Related Public URLs http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/artificial-life-xii

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