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Evaluation of artificial neural network algorithms for predicting the effect of the urine flow rate on the power performance of microbial fuel cells (2020)
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de Ramón-Fernández, A., Salar-García, M. J., Ruiz Fernández, D., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. A. (2020). Evaluation of artificial neural network algorithms for predicting the effect of the urine flow rate on the power performance of microbial fuel cells. Energy, 213, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2020.118806

© 2020 The Authors Microbial fuel cell (MFC) power performance strongly depends on the biofilm growth, which in turn is affected by the feed flow rate. In this work, an artificial neural network (ANN) approach has been used to simulate the effect of... Read More about Evaluation of artificial neural network algorithms for predicting the effect of the urine flow rate on the power performance of microbial fuel cells.

Improving the power performance of urine-fed microbial fuel cells using PEDOT-PSS modified anodes (2020)
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Salar-Garcia, M. J., Montilla, F., Quijada, C., Morallon, E., & Ieropoulos, I. (2020). Improving the power performance of urine-fed microbial fuel cells using PEDOT-PSS modified anodes. Applied Energy, 278, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.115528

© 2020 The Authors The need for improving the energy harvesting from Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) has boosted the design of new materials in order to increase the power performance of this technology and facilitate its practical application. According... Read More about Improving the power performance of urine-fed microbial fuel cells using PEDOT-PSS modified anodes.

Developing 3D-printable cathode electrode for monolithically printed microbial fuel cells (MFCs) (2020)
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Theodosiou, P., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. A. (2020). Developing 3D-printable cathode electrode for monolithically printed microbial fuel cells (MFCs). Molecules, 25(16), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25163635

© 2020 by the authors. Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) employ microbial electroactive species to convert chemical energy stored in organic matter, into electricity. The properties of MFCs have made the technology attractive for bioenergy production. Howe... Read More about Developing 3D-printable cathode electrode for monolithically printed microbial fuel cells (MFCs).

A new method for urine electrofiltration and long term power enhancement using surface modified anodes with activated carbon in ceramic microbial fuel cells (2020)
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Gajda, I., You, J., Santoro, C., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. A. (2020). A new method for urine electrofiltration and long term power enhancement using surface modified anodes with activated carbon in ceramic microbial fuel cells. Electrochimica Acta, 353, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2020.136388

This work is presenting for the first time the use of inexpensive and efficient anode material for boosting power production, as well as improving electrofiltration of human urine in tubular microbial fuel cells (MFCs). The MFCs were constructed usin... Read More about A new method for urine electrofiltration and long term power enhancement using surface modified anodes with activated carbon in ceramic microbial fuel cells.

Electroosmotically generated disinfectant from urine as a by-product of electricity in microbial fuel cell for the inactivation of pathogenic species (2020)
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Gajda, I., Obata, O., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. A. (2020). Electroosmotically generated disinfectant from urine as a by-product of electricity in microbial fuel cell for the inactivation of pathogenic species. Scientific Reports, 10(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-60626-x

This work presents a small scale and low cost ceramic based microbial fuel cell, utilising human urine into electricity, while producing clean catholyte into an initially empty cathode chamber through the process of electro-osmostic drag. It is the f... Read More about Electroosmotically generated disinfectant from urine as a by-product of electricity in microbial fuel cell for the inactivation of pathogenic species.

Microbial fuel cell stack performance enhancement through carbon veil anode modification with activated carbon powder (2020)
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Gajda, I., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. (2020). Microbial fuel cell stack performance enhancement through carbon veil anode modification with activated carbon powder. Applied Energy, 262, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.114475

The chemical energy contained in urine can be efficiently extracted into direct electricity by Microbial Fuel Cell stacks to reach usable power levels for practical implementation and a decentralised power source in remote locations. Herein, a novel... Read More about Microbial fuel cell stack performance enhancement through carbon veil anode modification with activated carbon powder.

Optimisation of the internal structure of ceramic membranes for electricity production in urine-fed microbial fuel cells (2020)
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Salar-García, M. J., & Ieropoulos, I. (2020). Optimisation of the internal structure of ceramic membranes for electricity production in urine-fed microbial fuel cells. Journal of Power Sources, 451, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2020.227741

The need to find a feasible alternative to commercial membranes for microbial fuel cells (MFCs) poses an important challenge for the practical implementation of this technology. This work aims to analyse the influence of the internal structure of low... Read More about Optimisation of the internal structure of ceramic membranes for electricity production in urine-fed microbial fuel cells.

Long-term bio-power of ceramic microbial fuel cells in individual and stacked configurations (2020)
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Gajda, I., Obata, O., Jose Salar-Garcia, M., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. A. (2020). Long-term bio-power of ceramic microbial fuel cells in individual and stacked configurations. Bioelectrochemistry, 133, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bioelechem.2020.107459

© 2020 The Authors In order to improve the potential of Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) as an applicable technology, the main challenge is to engineer practical systems for bioenergy production at larger scales and to test how the prototypes withstand th... Read More about Long-term bio-power of ceramic microbial fuel cells in individual and stacked configurations.

Development of efficient electroactive biofilm in urine-fed microbial fuel cell cascades for bioelectricity generation (2020)
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Obata, O., Salar-Garcia, M. J., Greenman, J., Kurt, H., Chandran, K., & Ieropoulos, I. (2020). Development of efficient electroactive biofilm in urine-fed microbial fuel cell cascades for bioelectricity generation. Journal of Environmental Management, 258, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.109992

The Microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology harnesses the potential of some naturally occurring bacteria for electricity generation. Digested sludge is commonly used as the inoculum to initiate the process. There are, however, health hazards and practic... Read More about Development of efficient electroactive biofilm in urine-fed microbial fuel cell cascades for bioelectricity generation.

Combination of bioelectrochemical systems and electrochemical capacitors: Principles, analysis and opportunities (2019)
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Caizán-Juanarena, L., Borsje, C., Sleutels, T., Yntema, D., Santoro, C., Ieropoulos, I., …ter Heijne, A. (2020). Combination of bioelectrochemical systems and electrochemical capacitors: Principles, analysis and opportunities. Biotechnology Advances, 39, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biotechadv.2019.107456

© 2019 The Authors Bioelectrochemical systems combine electrodes and reactions driven by microorganisms for many different applications. The conversion of organic material in wastewater into electricity occurs in microbial fuel cells (MFCs). The powe... Read More about Combination of bioelectrochemical systems and electrochemical capacitors: Principles, analysis and opportunities.

Long Term Feasibility Study of In-field Floating Microbial Fuel Cells for Monitoring Anoxic Wastewater and Energy Harvesting (2019)
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Cristiani, P., Gajda, I., Greenman, J., Pizza, F., Bonelli, P., & Ieropoulos, I. (2019). Long Term Feasibility Study of In-field Floating Microbial Fuel Cells for Monitoring Anoxic Wastewater and Energy Harvesting. Frontiers in Energy Research, 7, https://doi.org/10.3389/fenrg.2019.00119

© Copyright © 2019 Cristiani, Gajda, Greenman, Pizza, Bonelli and Ieropoulos. In the present work different prototypes of floating MFCs have been tested in anoxic water environments of wastewater plants in Italy, over a period of 3 years. Several con... Read More about Long Term Feasibility Study of In-field Floating Microbial Fuel Cells for Monitoring Anoxic Wastewater and Energy Harvesting.

Living architecture: Toward energy generating buildings powered by microbial fuel cells (2019)
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You, J., Rimbu, G. A., Wallis, L., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. (2019). Living architecture: Toward energy generating buildings powered by microbial fuel cells. Frontiers in Energy Research, 7, https://doi.org/10.3389/fenrg.2019.00094

In this study, possibilities of integrating microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology and buildings were investigated. Three kinds of conventional house bricks from two different locations were tested as MFC reactors and their electrochemical characterist... Read More about Living architecture: Toward energy generating buildings powered by microbial fuel cells.

Optimisation of Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) through bacterial-robot interaction (2019)
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Theodosiou, P. Optimisation of Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) through bacterial-robot interaction. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/1490990

For over 100 years, Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) have been developed as eco-friendly alternatives for generating electricity via the oxidation of organic matter by bacteria. In the early 2000s, collectives of MFCs were proven fea-sible energy provider... Read More about Optimisation of Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) through bacterial-robot interaction.

Removal of Hepatitis B virus surface HBsAg and core HBcAg antigens using microbial fuel cells producing electricity from human urine (2019)
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Pasternak, G., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. (2019). Removal of Hepatitis B virus surface HBsAg and core HBcAg antigens using microbial fuel cells producing electricity from human urine. Scientific Reports, 9(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-48128-x

© 2019, The Author(s). Microbial electrochemical technology is emerging as an alternative way of treating waste and converting this directly to electricity. Intensive research on these systems is ongoing but it currently lacks the evaluation of possi... Read More about Removal of Hepatitis B virus surface HBsAg and core HBcAg antigens using microbial fuel cells producing electricity from human urine.

Artificial neural network simulating microbial fuel cells with different membrane materials and electrode configurations (2019)
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Tsompanas, M. A., You, J., Wallis, L., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. (2019). Artificial neural network simulating microbial fuel cells with different membrane materials and electrode configurations. Journal of Power Sources, 436, 226832. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2019.226832

© 2019 Elsevier B.V. Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are gaining interest due to higher power production achieved by deep analysis of their characteristics and their effect on the overall efficiency. To date, investigations on MFC efficiency, can only be... Read More about Artificial neural network simulating microbial fuel cells with different membrane materials and electrode configurations.

Modelling the energy harvesting from ceramic-based microbial fuel cells by using a fuzzy logic approach (2019)
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de Ramón-Fernández, A., Salar-García, M. J., Ruiz-Fernández, D., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. (2019). Modelling the energy harvesting from ceramic-based microbial fuel cells by using a fuzzy logic approach. Applied Energy, 251, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.113321

© 2019 The Author(s) Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) is a promising technology that is able to simultaneously produce bioenergy and treat wastewater. Their potential large-scale application is still limited by the need of optimising their power density.... Read More about Modelling the energy harvesting from ceramic-based microbial fuel cells by using a fuzzy logic approach.

Effect of the ceramic membrane properties on the microbial fuel cell power output and catholyte generation (2019)
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Merino-Jimenez, I., Gonzalez-Juarez, F., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. (2019). Effect of the ceramic membrane properties on the microbial fuel cell power output and catholyte generation. Journal of Power Sources, 429, 30-37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2019.04.043

© 2019 The Authors Ceramic membranes for MFCs offer a low cost alternative to the expensive ion exchange membranes, whilst promoting catholyte accumulation. However, their physicochemical properties need to be optimised, in order to increase the powe... Read More about Effect of the ceramic membrane properties on the microbial fuel cell power output and catholyte generation.

Response of ceramic microbial fuel cells to direct anodic airflow and novel hydrogel cathodes (2019)
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Winfield, J., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. (2019). Response of ceramic microbial fuel cells to direct anodic airflow and novel hydrogel cathodes. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 44(29), 15344-15354. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2019.04.024

© 2019 The Authors The presence of air in the anode chamber of microbial fuel cells (MFCs)might be unavoidable in some applications. This study purposely exposed the anodic biofilm to air for sustained cycles using ceramic cylindrical MFCs. A method... Read More about Response of ceramic microbial fuel cells to direct anodic airflow and novel hydrogel cathodes.

Iron-streptomycin derived catalyst for efficient oxygen reduction reaction in ceramic microbial fuel cells operating with urine (2019)
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Salar Garcia, M. J., Santoro, C., Kodali, M., Serov, A., Artyushkova, K., Atanassov, P., & Ieropoulos, I. (2019). Iron-streptomycin derived catalyst for efficient oxygen reduction reaction in ceramic microbial fuel cells operating with urine. Journal of Power Sources, 425, 50-59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2019.03.052

© 2019 The Authors In recent years, the microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology has drawn the attention of the scientific community due to its ability to produce clean energy and treat different types of waste at the same time. Often, expensive catalyst... Read More about Iron-streptomycin derived catalyst for efficient oxygen reduction reaction in ceramic microbial fuel cells operating with urine.

Self-stratified and self-powered micro-supercapacitor integrated into a microbial fuel cell operating in human urine (2019)
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Santoro, C., Walter, X. A., Soavi, F., Greenman, J., & Ieropoulos, I. (2019). Self-stratified and self-powered micro-supercapacitor integrated into a microbial fuel cell operating in human urine. Electrochimica Acta, 307, 241-252. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2019.03.194

© 2019 The Authors A self-stratified microbial fuel cell fed with human urine with a total internal volume of 0.55 ml was investigated as an internal supercapacitor, for the first time. The internal self-stratification allowed the development of two... Read More about Self-stratified and self-powered micro-supercapacitor integrated into a microbial fuel cell operating in human urine.