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Anode Materials for Microbial Fuel Cells

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© 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. The development of high-performance and cost-effective anodes is an important aspect for practical implementation of microbial fuel cells (MFCs) in wastewater treatment. Over the past decade, various materials have been investigated as MFC anodes. The characteristic of the anode surface is one of the deciding factors for developing a high-performance anode, because the biological reactions mainly occur over its surface. Therefore, many studies have concentrated on improving the characteristics of the anode surface by using different modification strategies. The chapter considers the requirements of the anode for MFCs and discusses the recent advances and perspective in the modification of anode materials, which is the main approach to improve MFC performance. Finally, future perspectives for development of high-performance and cost-effective anodes will be discussed.

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Author(s): Dumitru A, Scott K

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Microbial Electrochemical and Fuel Cells: Fundamentals and Applications

Year: 2015

Pages: 117-152

Print publication date: 25/11/2015

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Publisher: Elsevier Inc.


DOI: 10.1016/B978-1-78242-375-1.00004-6

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ISBN: 9781782423966