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Electrically conductive, immobilized bioanodes for microbial fuel cells.
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PMID:  22744309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The power densities of microbial fuel cells with yeast cells as the anode catalyst were significantly increased by immobilizing the yeast in electrically conductive alginate electrodes. The peak power densities measured as a function of the electrical conductivity of the immobilized electrodes show that although power increases with rising electrical conductivity, it tends to saturate beyond a certain point. Changing the pH of the anode compartment at that point seems to further increase the power density, suggesting that proton transport limitations and not electrical conductivity will limit the power density from electrically conductive immobilized anodes.
R Ganguli; B Dunn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nanotechnology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1361-6528     ISO Abbreviation:  Nanotechnology     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101241272     Medline TA:  Nanotechnology     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  294013     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA. Teledyne Scientific and Imaging, 1049 Camino Dos Rios, Thousand Oaks, CA 91301, USA.
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