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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Aurelia-Anca Dumitru,
Emeritus Professor Keith Scott
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The high conductivity and active surface area, combined with biocompatibility for working bacteria, is one of the biggest challenges for microbial fuel cells (MFCs). Prospective investigation of electrodes with a foam structure of carbonized polymers with ferrocene catalysts in a regular MFC with Escherichia coli, glucose and methylene blue as a mediator is presented. The electrode structures have been characterized by XRD and TEM, and showed a large number of nanotubes with large defects, in a randomly interconnected network. The characteristics of the MFC related to carbon structures and biocompatibility are described.
Author(s): Morozan A, Stamatin I, Stamatin L, Dumitru A, Scott K
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials
Print publication date: 01/01/2007
ISSN (print): 1454-4164
Publisher: Institutul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare pentru Optoelectronica