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A novel configuration of microbial fuel cell stack bridged internally through an extra cation exchange membrane.

Liu, Zhidan LU ; Liu, Jing LU ; Zhang, Songping and Su, Zhiguo (2008) In Biotechnology Letters 30. p.1017-1023
Abstract
This paper reports a novel configuration of stacked microbial fuel cells (MFCs) bridged internally through an extra cation exchange membrane (CEM). The MFC stack (MFC(stack)), assembled from two single MFCs (MFC(single)), resulted in double voltage output and half optimal external resistance. COD removal rate was increased from 32.4% to 54.5%. The performance improvement could be attributed to the smaller internal resistance and enhanced cations transfer. A result from a half cell study further confirmed the important role of the extra CEM. This study also demonstrated MFCs where the anode and cathode were sandwiched between two CEMs possessed significantly high power outputs.
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Cation exchange membrane, Electricity generation, Microbial fuel cell, Stack
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Biotechnology Letters
volume
30
pages
1017 - 1023
publisher
Springer
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  • pmid:18259873
  • wos:000255190300008
  • scopus:42549170183
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1573-6776
DOI
10.1007/s10529-008-9658-9
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English
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  author       = {Liu, Zhidan and Liu, Jing and Zhang, Songping and Su, Zhiguo},
  issn         = {1573-6776},
  keyword      = {Cation exchange membrane,Electricity generation,Microbial fuel cell,Stack},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {1017--1023},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Biotechnology Letters},
  title        = {A novel configuration of microbial fuel cell stack bridged internally through an extra cation exchange membrane.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10529-008-9658-9},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {2008},
}