25 November 2014 New applications of carbon nanostructures in microbial fuel cells (MFC)
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Proceedings Volume 9290, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2014; 929017 (2014) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2074767
Event: Symposium on Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry and High-Energy Physics Experiments, 2014, Warsaw, Poland
Abstract
In the studies presented we proposed a new application for nanocomposite carbon films (C-Pd). These films were evaluated as an anode material for Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) used for electrical current generation. The results of characterization of C-Pd films composed of carbon and palladium nanograins were obtained using the Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) method. The film obtained by this method exhibits a multiphase structure composed of fullerene nanograins, amorphous carbon and palladium nanocrystals. Raman Spectroscopy (RS) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) are used to characterize the chemical composition, morphology and topography of these films. We observed, for MFC with C-Pd anode, the highest electrochemical activity and maximal voltage density - 458 mV (20,8 mV/cm2) for Proteus mirabilis, 426 mV (19,4 mV/cm2) for Pseudomonas aeruginosa and 652 mV (29,6 mV/cm2) for sewage bacteria as the microbial catalyst.
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W. Kaca, P. Żarnowiec, Justyna Kęczkowska, M. Suchańska, E. Czerwosz, M. Kozłowski, "New applications of carbon nanostructures in microbial fuel cells (MFC)", Proc. SPIE 9290, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2014, 929017 (25 November 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2074767; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2074767
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