Essential Data and Techniques for Conducting Microbial Fuel Cell and other Types of Bioelectrochemical System Experiments

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/597969
Title:
Essential Data and Techniques for Conducting Microbial Fuel Cell and other Types of Bioelectrochemical System Experiments
Authors:
Logan, Bruce E.
Abstract:
Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) and other bioelectrochemical systems are new technologies that require expertise in a variety of technical areas, ranging from electrochemistry to biological wastewater treatment. There are certain data and critical information that should be included in every MFC study, such as specific surface area of the electrodes, solution conductivity, and power densities normalized to electrode surface area and volumes. Electrochemical techniques such as linear sweep voltammetry can be used to understand the performance of the MFC, but extremely slow scans are required for these biological systems compared to more traditional fuel cells. In this Minireview, the critical information needed for MFC studies is provided with examples of how results can be better conveyed through a full description of materials, the use of proper controls, and inclusion of a more complete electrochemical analysis. © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Citation:
Logan BE (2012) Essential Data and Techniques for Conducting Microbial Fuel Cell and other Types of Bioelectrochemical System Experiments. ChemSusChem 5: 988–994. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201100604.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
ChemSusChem
KAUST Grant Number:
KUS-I1-003-13
Issue Date:
19-Apr-2012
DOI:
10.1002/cssc.201100604
PubMed ID:
22517564
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1864-5631
Sponsors:
I thank Korneel Rabaey for useful comments. This research was supported by Award KUS-I1-003-13 from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
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dc.contributor.authorLogan, Bruce E.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T13:17:01Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-25T13:17:01Zen
dc.date.issued2012-04-19en
dc.identifier.citationLogan BE (2012) Essential Data and Techniques for Conducting Microbial Fuel Cell and other Types of Bioelectrochemical System Experiments. ChemSusChem 5: 988–994. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201100604.en
dc.identifier.issn1864-5631en
dc.identifier.pmid22517564en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/cssc.201100604en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/597969en
dc.description.abstractMicrobial fuel cells (MFCs) and other bioelectrochemical systems are new technologies that require expertise in a variety of technical areas, ranging from electrochemistry to biological wastewater treatment. There are certain data and critical information that should be included in every MFC study, such as specific surface area of the electrodes, solution conductivity, and power densities normalized to electrode surface area and volumes. Electrochemical techniques such as linear sweep voltammetry can be used to understand the performance of the MFC, but extremely slow scans are required for these biological systems compared to more traditional fuel cells. In this Minireview, the critical information needed for MFC studies is provided with examples of how results can be better conveyed through a full description of materials, the use of proper controls, and inclusion of a more complete electrochemical analysis. © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.en
dc.description.sponsorshipI thank Korneel Rabaey for useful comments. This research was supported by Award KUS-I1-003-13 from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).en
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.subjectbiomassen
dc.subjectelectrochemistryen
dc.subjectenergy conversionen
dc.subjectfuel cellsen
dc.subjectmicrobesen
dc.titleEssential Data and Techniques for Conducting Microbial Fuel Cell and other Types of Bioelectrochemical System Experimentsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalChemSusChemen
dc.contributor.institutionPennsylvania State University, State College, United Statesen
kaust.grant.numberKUS-I1-003-13en
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