Effect of physical properties of carbon nanotube anodes on microfluidic microbial fuel cell array Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • © 14CBMS. Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are sustainable energy platforms that generate electricity by converting biochemical energy into electrical current. A common electrode material for MFCs is carbon cloth/paper due to its low cost and biocompatibility, however, they have limited surface areas when compared to nanomaterial-based electrodes. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been used to improve MFC performance. However, how the physical properties of these CNTs affect power output has not been fully studied. This study investigates how different lengths, packing densities, and surface conditions of CNTs affect the MFC power output, and provides design guidelines for developing high-performance MFC anodes.

author list (cited authors)

  • Erbay, C., Pu, X., Choi, W., Choi, M., Hou, H., Figueiredo, P., Yu, C., & Han, A.

publication date

  • January 2014