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Electricity generation in a microbial fuel cell with a microbially catalyzed cathode.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18563585     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A microbial fuel cell using aerobic microorganisms as the cathodic catalysts is described. By using anaerobic sludge in the anode and aerobic sludge in the cathode as inocula, the microbial fuel cell could be started up after a short lag time of 9 days, generating a stable voltage of 0.324 V (R (ex) = 500 Omega). At an aeration rate of 300 ml min(-1) in the cathode, a maximum volumetric power density of up to 24.7 W m(-3) (117.2 A m(-3)) was reached. This research demonstrates an economic system for recovering electrical energy from organic compounds.
Authors:
Jin-Na Zhang; Qing-Liang Zhao; Peter Aelterman; Shi-Jie You; Jun-Qiu Jiang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-06-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biotechnology letters     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0141-5492     ISO Abbreviation:  Biotechnol. Lett.     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-21     Completed Date:  2008-10-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008051     Medline TA:  Biotechnol Lett     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1771-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resources and Environments (SKLUWRE), School of Municipal and Environmental Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150090, Peoples' Republic of China.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Anaerobiosis
Bioelectric Energy Sources
Catalysis
Electricity*
Electrodes*
Microscopy, Electron, Scanning
Sewage
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Sewage

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