Polymer Separators for High-Power, High-Efficiency Microbial Fuel Cells

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/599215
Title:
Polymer Separators for High-Power, High-Efficiency Microbial Fuel Cells
Authors:
Chen, Guang; Wei, Bin; Luo, Yong; Logan, Bruce E.; Hickner, Michael A.
Abstract:
Microbial fuel cells (MFCs) with hydrophilic poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) separators showed higher Coulombic efficiencies (94%) and power densities (1220 mW m-2) than cells with porous glass fiber separators or reactors without a separator after 32 days of operation. These remarkable increases in both the coublomic efficiency and the power production of the microbial fuel cells were made possible by the separator's unique characteristics of fouling mitigation of the air cathode without a large increase in ionic resistance in the cell. This new type of polymer gel-like separator design will be useful for improving MFC reactor performance by enabling compact cell designs. © 2012 American Chemical Society.
Citation:
Chen G, Wei B, Luo Y, Logan BE, Hickner MA (2012) Polymer Separators for High-Power, High-Efficiency Microbial Fuel Cells. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 4: 6454–6457. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/am302301t.
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Journal:
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
KAUST Grant Number:
KUS-I1-003-13
Issue Date:
26-Dec-2012
DOI:
10.1021/am302301t
PubMed ID:
23167669
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1944-8244; 1944-8252
Sponsors:
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 FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorChen, Guangen
dc.contributor.authorWei, Binen
dc.contributor.authorLuo, Yongen
dc.contributor.authorLogan, Bruce E.en
dc.contributor.authorHickner, Michael A.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T13:55:04Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-25T13:55:04Zen
dc.date.issued2012-12-26en
dc.identifier.citationChen G, Wei B, Luo Y, Logan BE, Hickner MA (2012) Polymer Separators for High-Power, High-Efficiency Microbial Fuel Cells. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 4: 6454–6457. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/am302301t.en
dc.identifier.issn1944-8244en
dc.identifier.issn1944-8252en
dc.identifier.pmid23167669en
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/am302301ten
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/599215en
dc.description.abstractMicrobial fuel cells (MFCs) with hydrophilic poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) separators showed higher Coulombic efficiencies (94%) and power densities (1220 mW m-2) than cells with porous glass fiber separators or reactors without a separator after 32 days of operation. These remarkable increases in both the coublomic efficiency and the power production of the microbial fuel cells were made possible by the separator's unique characteristics of fouling mitigation of the air cathode without a large increase in ionic resistance in the cell. This new type of polymer gel-like separator design will be useful for improving MFC reactor performance by enabling compact cell designs. © 2012 American Chemical Society.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by Award KUS-I1-003-13 from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).en
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)en
dc.subjectCoulombic efficiencyen
dc.subjectmembraneen
dc.subjectmicrobial fuel cellen
dc.subjectpoly(vinyl alcohol)en
dc.subjectseparatoren
dc.titlePolymer Separators for High-Power, High-Efficiency Microbial Fuel Cellsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalACS Applied Materials & Interfacesen
dc.contributor.institutionPennsylvania State University, State College, United Statesen
kaust.grant.numberKUS-I1-003-13en

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