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dc.contributor.authorDeng, Qian
dc.contributor.authorLi, Xinyang
dc.contributor.authorZuo, Jiane.
dc.contributor.authorLing, Alison
dc.contributor.authorLogan, Bruce E.
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-28T05:49:46Z
dc.date.available2016-02-28T05:49:46Z
dc.date.issued2010-02
dc.identifier.citationDeng Q, Li X, Zuo J, Ling A, Logan BE (2010) Power generation using an activated carbon fiber felt cathode in an upflow microbial fuel cell. Journal of Power Sources 195: 1130–1135. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2009.08.092.
dc.identifier.issn0378-7753
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jpowsour.2009.08.092
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/599349
dc.description.abstractAn activated carbon fiber felt (ACFF) cathode lacking metal catalysts is used in an upflow microbial fuel cell (UMFC). The maximum power density with the ACFF cathode is 315 mW m-2, compared to lower values with cathodes made of plain carbon paper (67 mW m-2), carbon felt (77 mW m-2), or platinum-coated carbon paper (124 mW m-2, 0.2 mg-Pt cm-2). The addition of platinum to the ACFF cathode (0.2 mg-Pt cm-2) increases the maximum power density to 391 mW m-2. Power production is further increased to 784 mW m-2 by increasing the cathode surface area and shaping it into a tubular form. With ACFF cutting into granules, the maximum power is 481 mW m-2 (0.5 cm granules), and 667 mW m-2 (1.0 cm granules). These results show that ACFF cathodes lacking metal catalysts can be used to substantially increase power production in UMFC compared to traditional materials lacking a precious metal catalyst. © 2009 Elsevier B.V.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research is financially supported by the Foundation of Doctoral Scientific Research for Institutions of Higher Education, the Ministry of Education, China, the project number is 20060003078, and Award KUS-11-003-13 (to BEL) by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.subjectActivated carbon fiber felt
dc.subjectNon-catalyst cathode
dc.subjectUpflow microbial fuel cell
dc.titlePower generation using an activated carbon fiber felt cathode in an upflow microbial fuel cell
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Power Sources
dc.contributor.institutionTsinghua University, Beijing, China
dc.contributor.institutionWuhan Safety and Environmental Protection Research Institute, Wuhan, China
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, United States
dc.contributor.institutionPennsylvania State University, State College, United States


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