A new design of microbial fuel cell using carbon felt electrodes

Scientists at the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (Bangladesh) recently reported a new design of microbial fuel cell using carbon felt electrodes and mixed cultures (DOI: 10.17737/tre.2017.3.2.0039). Authors emphasized that microbial fuel cell is a promising technology that can convert biodegradable materials, like organic materials present in wastewater, into clean and renewable electricity, and its performance relies on the materials and the reactor configuration, and the microorganisms that required to produce the current.

According to their experiments, the mixed culture showed greater potentiality to produce power densities than those using pure cultures, and a cheap and porous of carbon material- carbon felt performed well. Finally, they concluded that the new design with low cost electrodes and mixed cultures is a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable process, and provides a great potentiality for other applications like handy power supplies for remote sensors using native fuels.

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More information: http://dx.doi.org/10.17737/tre.2017.3.2.0039

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